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I remember someone posting a picture of a jacket so thick it could stand on it own a while ago.. well here's a wax jacket so stiff it can do the same thing! (after hanging outside for a couple hours, trying to get the smell out.)

Any advice regarding that? It has a very strong scent of old wax. Fits me great but can't really be worn around people in this condition...

Normally I'd say throw it in a trash bag with a bunch of tea bags (like plain black tea, cheapest you can find), and then knot the bag so it's airtight. The tea bags do a great job of absorbing odors in garments. The issue here though is that it's the wax that smells, and the fabric is impregnated with the wax… Suppose it's still worth a shot though. Just know that you can't really take it to a dry cleaners- they'll trash it. You may have to take a wet washcloth and wipe the whole thing down a few times. Is it a Barbour? You could send it to them and have them re-wax it, might remove some of the funk.

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Originally Posted by sansimeon View Post
 

Recent find:

 

 

I remember someone posting a picture of a jacket so thick it could stand on it own a while ago.. well here's a wax jacket so stiff it can do the same thing! (after hanging outside for a couple hours, trying to get the smell out.)

 

Any advice regarding that? It has a very strong scent of old wax. Fits me great but can't really be worn around people in this condition...

 

I've never seen a jacket that can stand up on its own...pretty cool!

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Haunted Jacket = eBay millions.

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Originally Posted by sansimeon View Post

Recent find:




I remember someone posting a picture of a jacket so thick it could stand on it own a while ago.. well here's a wax jacket so stiff it can do the same thing! (after hanging outside for a couple hours, trying to get the smell out.)

Any advice regarding that? It has a very strong scent of old wax. Fits me great but can't really be worn around people in this condition...

I had the same issue with a new Filson I bought a few years back.
I just left it hanging outside for about a week and it was better, but the smell didn't really go away for about a year. I'd try what Evil Abed suggested and then just let it air out as much as possible.
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For the larger-than-me gentleman:

 

I'm fairly certain this is not an orphan.

 

Gianluca Isaia, 150s Sciammeria

 

 

 

Borrelli! For Summer! 17.5 neck, though.

 

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I've left my camera gear at the studio I work at and between shoots I've managed to snap a shot of my newest thrift addition, here being the Coppley from yesterday, also, wearing a Kamakura button down. :)

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After all my "Is it selvedge?" newbie posts...Still no selvedge, but these feel like it takes me out of known territory in my redneck SE Texas town.
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post
 

Normally I'd say throw it in a trash bag with a bunch of tea bags (like plain black tea, cheapest you can find), and then knot the bag so it's airtight. The tea bags do a great job of absorbing odors in garments. The issue here though is that it's the wax that smells, and the fabric is impregnated with the wax… Suppose it's still worth a shot though. Just know that you can't really take it to a dry cleaners- they'll trash it. You may have to take a wet washcloth and wipe the whole thing down a few times. Is it a Barbour? You could send it to them and have them re-wax it, might remove some of the funk.

 
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I had the same issue with a new Filson I bought a few years back.
I just left it hanging outside for about a week and it was better, but the smell didn't really go away for about a year. I'd try what Evil Abed suggested and then just let it air out as much as possible

 

Thanks guys! Never heard of that tea bag trick but will def try it! I know some people have successfully machine washed their jackets so that will be the last resort (have to re-wax it afterwards ofc)

 

Sadly not a Barbour. It's from Oxford blue, cheaper but still made in England. Pretty nice except it has a cheap poly lining.

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Never heard of that tea bag trick 

 

 

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Looks yellow as hell from the picture, but I'm sure some s&d person will want a yohji shirt.
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For the larger-than-me gentleman:

 

I'm fairly certain this is not an orphan.

 

Gianluca Isaia, 150s Sciammeria

 

 

 

 

 

The drop makes it an orphan, but it's a super nice one, and my size if not already claimed.

I have some buttons I can swap out...

 

...and did someone say 70% off Filson?  Great if you're an 11.5, on "TheClymb" website.

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Passed on this Alexander McQueen suit for 50, reasonable pass? Is this a different maker or just mcqueens
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post
 

The drop makes it an orphan, but it's a super nice one, and my size if not already claimed.

I have some buttons I can swap out...

 

Unless I'm wrong, having a drop on the tag doesn't mean anything, really.

 

And it is available ...

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Holy crap... I just figured out what this leather jacket I found today is. It's a current model from Orvis called "Featherweight Lambskin Jacket". I paid a LOT less than retail... Given that I've sold the last two leather jackets I found, perhaps it's time to keep one? Fits like a glove...

 

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Staple as they come; if it fits, I would keep for sure. 

 

The stretchy, elasticized hem is a deal breaker for me. Always thought that looked pretty lame on leather jackets. Shame because otherwise it looks nice.

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