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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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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.

    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.

    Please notify reception on your way out that this consultation will be Bulk Billed
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016


  2. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Deets?
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Coincindentally, that explains why people's first words when they see you are usually "Jesus Christ!" [​IMG]
     


  4. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    lol

    Or 'Holy crap'.
     


  5. nabilmust

    nabilmust Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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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?
     


  7. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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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
     


  8. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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


  9. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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


  10. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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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.
     


  11. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Senior member

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    I think someone mentioned that he was in the Strand Arcade?
     


  12. Edwardz

    Edwardz Well-Known Member

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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
     


  13. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    @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.
     


  14. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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  15. The Ernesto

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


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