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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Calling all 44L wearers....I have something for you....well...one of you..

Listening

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

First of all, big shout out to Capnwes, he got a package over to incredibly fast. In fact, he got it over here so quickly that I haven't gotten his sent yet shog[1].gif I'll get it out soon, Wes, I promise! I now have one of the heaviest coats I've ever seen in my closet and it will get good use and pics soon.
I also received something I had hoped would make it today. A couple of weeks ago, I posted about a fur collar cashmere/wool coat that I wanted to buy. It was this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Well, I bought it and it made it here today. I love it, but it's ridiculous. I'm not sure how I should wear it or whether, in fact, it should wear me. Anyway, it's a 50/50 cashmere/wool Aquascutum with what I believe is beaver fur collar. I may get it shortened a bit. I tried it a number of ways and naturally they all looked over the top because it's a fucking fur collared overcoat. No dressing this thing down. Anyway, I thought I'd post some pictures of it.

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Holy fucking shit, this coat is awesome. It's telling the world "Don't mess with me"

If you wear it with a loud chalk stripe suit, people will think you're a mobster biggrin.gif
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Many, many moons ago I posted that I found some ties with stains and I was going to conduct a scientific experiment on tie stain removal. I'm far too lazy to requote myself.
Following that, Catside was nice enough to share his method. As so often, I find myself asking "Why didn't I listen to Catside?"
So the good news is I ruined nothing better than an old-ass Burberry and a few very wide vintage Brooks Brothers. They were very classic patterns, though, and would have done well in my rotation. Alas, they are no more.
Thesis: Can ties be cleaned via the Oxy method?
Results: In a word: no.
Materials and method: Soak process previously described by JESSE, P.T.O., found here: http://putthison.com/post/441812762/cleaningshirts
Results: WTF do you want me to say? Every red tie ran like a mother and nearly ruined the shirts I was soaking. Jesus, the whole bath turned pink in SECONDS. Don't. Just don't. K?
Like all scientific failures, I plan to accept the results with quiet dignity and grace. QUIET!! DIGNITY AND GRACE GOING ON OVER HERE! (Click to show)

So, speaking of The Method. I've been too lazy to give it a rip until this weekend and for those of you who haven't tried it yet...just do it. I had two white dress shirts that had bad, and fairly bad collar stains respectively. And even if they are right out of the wash, I hate putting that shit on looking like that. It just bugs the hell out of me. Even to the point where I was getting ready to buy some new white shirts. So I took both shirts and Methodized them this weekend. Here are the results of the shirt with the more severe stains:

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Needless to say, I might just change my handle to Happy Customer. I love this thread, and appreciate all the cool shit I learn in here. Oh, and the monetary savings from those things I learn.
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^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

So, speaking of The Method. I've been too lazy to give it a rip until this weekend and for those of you who haven't tried it yet...just do it. I had two white dress shirts that had bad, and fairly bad collar stains respectively. And even if they are right out of the wash, I hate putting that shit on looking like that. It just bugs the hell out of me. Even to the point where I was getting ready to buy some new white shirts. So I took both shirts and Methodized them this weekend. Here are the results of the shirt with the more severe stains:
Before: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

After:
Needless to say, I might just change my handle to Happy Customer. I love this thread, and appreciate all the cool shit I learn in here. Oh, and the monetary savings from those things I learn.

My secret is to use a combination of oxyclean and this:
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Grandma's secret spot remover is awesome, it has removed oil stains for me with ease!
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Just curious, but what is your opinion on the Made-in-Portugal LL Bean chamois cloth shirts? I'm thinking of getting a few out of the catalog I got a few weeks ago and using my 15% off the entire order coupon. The little article about them says they are made in Portugal. I figure that can't be all bad as Incotex are made there.

Nataku...

My theory is based on two things, one my experience with the flannels. The Canadian ones are nice and thick. The three I've picked up this year still look great. Second, if you read some of the comments on the AAAC Trad forum, I get the opinion many feel that while the quality is still good and they stand behind their products...They lag behind what they once were.
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Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post

So, speaking of The Method. I've been too lazy to give it a rip until this weekend and for those of you who haven't tried it yet...just do it. I had two white dress shirts that had bad, and fairly bad collar stains respectively. And even if they are right out of the wash, I hate putting that shit on looking like that. It just bugs the hell out of me. Even to the point where I was getting ready to buy some new white shirts. So I took both shirts and Methodized them this weekend. Here are the results of the shirt with the more severe stains:
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this is just great. cant wait to try this out on a couple of my white shirts.
post #53288 of 121910
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.

+1....wondering that as well...

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Pretty sure I had success with blue shirts using the method but don't quote me on that until I get home to look at my closet. Definitely had success with white shirts with color patterns on them.
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As long as the color hasn't changed, I have had success with blue shirts as well. 

 

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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1....wondering that as well...

 

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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

Pretty sure I had success with blue shirts using the method but don't quote me on that until I get home to look at my closet. Definitely had success with white shirts with color patterns on them.
post #53291 of 121910
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Originally Posted by guyver00 View Post

^^ Have you tried it with blue shirts? I have a blue OCBD that has some stain, but I suspect it might not work on blue.

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

+1....wondering that as well...

That's funny you ask because I have a couple of blue shirts, and a pink shirt that are next. I'll do them separately in case there is any bleeding for some reason, but I'll post those results as well. Guy like Eazy will have a more solid answer for you since I'm sure he's done it on every color on the planet.
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For you NYCers - still a bunch of good stuff left at HousingWorks in the chelsea area.

Still have a lot of Brooks Brothers Black Fleece stuff in.

The shoes and boots were $75 a pop, but all the good stuff seems to be gone (a ton of C&J pebble boots hit ebay recently).

There are still a lot of gray suits, outerwear, women's wear available. Suits were in the $550 range and all merch. was an additional 40% off today.
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Anyone want a forest green XL Synchilla pullover with purple trim? Send me a pm now and I'll buy for $7. I'm getting an oatmeal one for sure. Also, found a PoloJeans denim vest with a big Poison graphic on back? Should I get it? $16.
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post

The shoes and boots were $75 a pop, but all the good stuff seems to be gone (a ton of C&J pebble boots hit ebay recently).

Believe me, we know!
post #53295 of 121910
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post

For you NYCers - still a bunch of good stuff left at HousingWorks in the chelsea area.
Still have a lot of Brooks Brothers Black Fleece stuff in.
The shoes and boots were $75 a pop, but all the good stuff seems to be gone (a ton of C&J pebble boots hit ebay recently).
There are still a lot of gray suits, outerwear, women's wear available. Suits were in the $550 range and all merch. was an additional 40% off today.

Wait, these were at a thrift store?? I thought they were from a BB outlet.

NYC thrift stores get huge donations of NWT BB Black Fleece and our thrift stores get huge donations of NWT....Target crap. ffffuuuu.gif
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