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As I said the group mind that constitutes the knowledge bank for this thread would put Steven Hawking to shame.

Any suggestions on the best way to clean collars and cuffs?

Start with Oxiclean. Wait for fxh rant if that does not work.

Matthew 18:20 :: 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Collar and cuffs will mainly be bodily fluids (sweat). These can "set" in.

Dry cleaning can often set them almost permanently.
Washing is best.

Soaking is what gets rid of most stains. Length of time soaking is important. Longer is better.

Just soaking in water will generally be OK. But soaking in Napisan (or equivalent) is better.

To simplify the Oxy/Napisan makes the water more watery and penetrates better. (Aldi is as good as the others - possibly made by same people anyway)

A 24 hour soak is good.

A lid full (perhaps 2 x table spoons or less?) of Oxy in a bucket, mix it up, and throw in a bunch of shirts.
It brings white shirts up very well.
I do most shirts every few months.

Don't leave shirts in laundry basket with stains on them - they will tend to set - ideally you'd have a bucket of water and as you took shirt off you'd throw it in water to soak straight away until wash day.

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Surprisingly versatile pair of shoes

Deets?
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Matthew 18:20 :: 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
 

 

Coincindentally, that explains why people's first words when they see you are  usually "Jesus Christ!" :)

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Coincindentally, that explains why people's first words when they see you are  usually "Jesus Christ!" smile.gif

lol

Or 'Holy crap'.
post #365 of 3523
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As I said the group mind that constitutes the knowledge bank for this thread would put Steven Hawking to shame.

Any suggestions on the best way to clean collars and cuffs?

 

 

I use a bit of shampoo for the collar, actually -- before the Napisan/Oxi drill.

 

Like fxh said, the stains here are usually caused by sweat. And sometimes, oils from hair. 

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Gents, I have two pairs of jeans that have ripped in the same place on the crotch. Any recommendations of someone in Sydney, preferably CBD, who I could go to for a repair job?

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Gents, I have two pairs of jeans that have ripped in the same place on the crotch. Any recommendations of someone in Sydney, preferably CBD, who I could go to for a repair job?

 

 

I'm not sure where he's located, but I do know that the go-to man for denim repairs and alterations in Sydney is Mikhail Zenon:

 

http://www.mikhailzenon.com/home.html

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Deets?

Finsbury Epsom. Leather from Tannery de Puy, English Dainite Soles. 

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Finsbury Epsom.

 

Are we talking about a pair of shoes, or London Underground stations?? ;-)

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Finally got around to dropping some stuff off at what I hope was katrinas tailors. Signage wasn't apparent but looks pretty popular, speedy return time too.
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I'm not sure where he's located, but I do know that the go-to man for denim repairs and alterations in Sydney is Mikhail Zenon:

http://www.mikhailzenon.com/home.html

I think someone mentioned that he was in the Strand Arcade?
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What's the best way to get rid of a bad odour from pre owned suit jacket and pants? I've tried dry cleaning and it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference. Have considered washing but fear it may ruin the suit and pants as it specifies dry clean only
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What's the best way to get rid of a bad odour from pre owned suit jacket and pants? I've tried dry cleaning and it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference. Have considered washing but fear it may ruin the suit and pants as it specifies dry clean only

 

@fxh will probably be along shortly to dispense some advice, but I'd try leaving the suit to air for a while. Try turning both the trousers and jacket inside out, putting them on hangers, and then put the hangers out on the clothes line so that the jacket and trousers are exposed to the sun.

 

You could also try spraying them with fabric freshener or something similar.

 

I think that I remember reading that a mild solution of water and vinegar, mixed together in a spray bottle, can be good at getting rid of smells - but I could be entirely wrong about that so you'd better do some research before you go spraying your clothes with a vinegar solution.

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What's the best way to get rid of a bad odour from pre owned suit jacket and pants? I've tried dry cleaning and it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference. Have considered washing but fear it may ruin the suit and pants as it specifies dry clean only

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Finsbury Epsom. Leather from Tannery de Puy, English Dainite Soles. 

Nice. Seem reasonably priced. How do they go size wise?
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