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So theres been a crazy blizzard in milwaukee since late last night. i wasnt gonna go out thrifting, but at about 7pm, the boredom kicked in, and i decided to brave the street, and i headed to the closest thrift store to me, a very small goodwill near campus. i walked in and i was the only customer in the store!! the racks were crammed full... looked like the employees had been stoking all day, with no one there to buy anything. i feel like i did pretty well. everything is available.post #24574 of 5147012/28/15 at 9:01pmpost #24575 of 5147012/28/15 at 9:03pmQuote:
I never find shoes. thats the first pair I've found there. you'd think there'd be a lot more allen edmonds around here... but not really.post #24576 of 5147012/28/15 at 9:09pmpost #24577 of 5147012/28/15 at 9:21pmpost #24578 of 5147012/28/15 at 9:34pmpost #24579 of 5147012/28/15 at 10:14pmpost #24580 of 5147012/28/15 at 10:16pmpost #24581 of 5147012/28/15 at 10:17pmpost #24582 of 5147012/28/15 at 10:59pmpost #24583 of 5147012/29/15 at 12:08amQuote:Originally Posted by AlexJ1100
Just throwing this out there.... Would it be better to sell that sweater, then find another that truely fits? If its a nice name I'd hate to see it shrink too much(my mom does this for some of her crafts and its amazing how small they can shrink up) and then all you have is a ruined cashmere sweater that doesn't fit. But if its a no name that may not sell anyway then go for it.
But to actually address the questions, I've always heard block dry for a while then wear it when it is just lightly damp, to avoid shrinking too much.
My experience with hand-washing is, use tepid water with Woolite, and handle the item as little as possible. With cashmere, it's likely to go a bit fuzzy no matter how gently you handle it. I've hand-washed many wool coats and sweaters. I basically squash them around in my tub, flat-handed, and maybe swish them back and forth. No rubbing/friction. I have sweater-drying racks that I slant in the tub against the wall and "hang" the item on to let as much water drain out as possible before rolling in a towel. I stretch them out while quite damp and let them dry on the rack. Cool moving air (a fan blowing room temperature air) is okay. Heat is not your friend unless you want to shrink or felt wool, or turn a cashmere sweater into a puffball. Note: the only sweater I shrank so badly that it was destroyed beyond belief was made of chenille (not even wool or cashmere). That one said 'dry clean only' and I said 'Pff, I can hand-wash this.' I was wrong. I've never seen anything like it before or since.
I have heard that 90% of "dirt" comes out with plain water. The other 10%, hopefully, comes out with Woolite.post #24584 of 5147012/29/15 at 1:21am
A few recent finds with some questions for those in the know.
I'll begin with the Florsheim Imperial loafers.Florsheim Imperial (Click to show)
I was looking for cashmere scarves for the family when I bought this one based on this tag.
I didn't see this tag until I got home.100% Cashmere (Click to show)
I questioned the authenticity because of the one larger space between the letters, but the address seems to make sense and the colour, pattern and fringing are right. Any Londoners here to verify?
Found these two Canali ties but they have very different styling. Are both authentic but of different vintage or quality lines?Canali variants (Click to show)
And finally, my new favourite winter footwear. Def NA!Frye boots (Click to show)post #24585 of 5147012/29/15 at 2:58am
This is a shitty photo for thriftfit, as nothing shows, but here we go!
Jacket: oliver spencer donkey jacket ethrift ( the perfect jacket)
Crombie cashmere scarf (thrift)
Vintage fishermans cardigan (thrift)
Our legacy shirt (ethrift)
Fratelli Rosetti belt (thrift)
Gant rugger pants (thrift)
Red wing Iron Rangers (thrift)
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