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Quick question for you guys. I own sweaters from Gap (95% cotton/5% cashmere) and Banana Republic (75% silk/20%cotton/5% cashmere). When I wear these sweaters over a shirt, they leave a thin layer of lint on the entire shirt, especially in places with more friction between the two garments (e.g. the sleeves and cuffs). The Gap one leaves even more residue than the BR one. This is super annoying. I can get 95% of the lint off the shirt with a lint roller, but I'd really rather not have to do that every single time I want to put the sweater on.

 

How can I get these sweaters to stop "shedding" all over my shirts like this? I have tried gently hand-washing them but this didn't make any difference. My next idea was to simply turn the sweaters inside-out and run a lint roller all over them. Is this safe? Will it damage my clothes? What method do you guys recommend? Am I right to assume that the cashmere in the fabric is the culprit here?

post #23327 of 28717
The problem is they use cheap wool and cashmere. The reason that wool and cashmere is so cheap is that they are very short fibers. Those short fibers cause it to pill quickly and rub off on whatever you are wearing underneath. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done about it.
post #23328 of 28717
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

The problem is they use cheap wool and cashmere. The reason that wool and cashmere is so cheap is that they are very short fibers. Those short fibers cause it to pill quickly and rub off on whatever you are wearing underneath. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done about it.

That's unbelievable. Are you saying these sweaters will just disintegrate a little bit with every use? They might as well be garbage to me then. I expect a sweater to last for years. What affordable, better quality alternatives are there? Should I just stick to 100% cotton if shopping in this price range?

 

And if I am stuck with these sweaters for now, how can I minimize the annoyance of using them?


Edited by Jack of Spades - 8/29/13 at 1:33pm
post #23329 of 28717
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That's unbelievable. Are you saying these sweaters will just disintegrate a little bit with every use? They might as well be garbage to me then. I expect a sweater to last for years. What affordable, better quality alternatives are there? Should I just stick to 100% cotton if shopping in this price range?

And if I am stuck with these sweaters for now, how can I minimize the annoyance of using them?

Basically, yes. There's a reason those sweaters are so cheap, and I wouldn't expect to get more than a year, maybe two, of use before they start pilling substantially, getting holes, etc.

Good wool is not cheap. Good cashmere sweaters, even less so--good cashmere sweaters start at around $500.

Not sure what your budget is to suggest alternatives. Johnstons of Eglin on Sierra Trading Post is usually a pretty good deal depending on the budget though.

As for now, washing isn't going to do much good, so I'd just get a good lint roller and use it after wearing.
post #23330 of 28717

How is a dressing gown supposed to be worn? What is supposed to be worn underneath a dressing gown?

post #23331 of 28717

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post #23332 of 28717

I'm trying to build a basic shoe collection, my "uniform" is Gap Tailoreds + button down. I love my AE mactavish (cognac). I have a pair of penny loafers I bought to give the AEs a break but they kill my feet. Question is: What AE lace up would you recommend next? I think Strands in Walnut or Fifth Aves in bourbon calf. Trying to vary style and color just a bit. Thoughts?

post #23333 of 28717
Hi,

Does anyone knows how to remove those inevitable scuffs from my LV loafers?


Thanks!

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Hello... What colour shirt would best match this tie? Thinking of wearing it with navy blazer & khaki chinos but stuck on a shirt. Would plain light blue be too matchy? Thanks in advance.
post #23335 of 28717

Can someone recommend me a inexpensive briefcase for a interior design student? Thanks

post #23336 of 28717
Does anyone have experience with Bertolo cashmere knit wear in term of quality and fit? I did a quick research but did not find much information about it.
post #23337 of 28717
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Hi,

Does anyone knows how to remove those inevitable scuffs from my LV loafers?


Thanks!

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Neutral cream polish. Not wax.
post #23338 of 28717
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Can someone recommend me a inexpensive briefcase for a interior design student? Thanks

How about a Filson ? The cotton twill comes in several colors. It holds a lot and is very durable. I believe they are under $200.

For something less expensive and more modern. Look for a black ballistic nylon zipper portfolio.
post #23339 of 28717
Also try Yoox for briefcases. They have some good looking ones
post #23340 of 28717

Hey guys. I have a wedding to go to next weekend. I'd like to wear this tie with these pants. I need a jacket and shirt. Suggestions? I'd like to pick up a shirt with a pattern, I don't have many. 

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