Originally Posted by GMMcL
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:
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.