Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.
I use Napisan Vanish powder as well and it's done a good job so far.
+1. For stubborn stains, you can make a paste out of the Napisan and a bit of water and apply it to the stain and leave it for a while (although, with coloured fabrics, it is best to check for colour-fastness first). Leave the paste on for some hours and then wash the shirt.
Bulldogs win by one point.
Storm win by one point.
Bad, bad, very bad weekend.
Sea Eagles win comfortably but injuries.
Without getting too scientific -most stains are removed by soaking - longer = better.
Soap, of any kind, basically makes water more watery. Softer - soft water - eg rainwater is better than hard water.
Napisan - also has some capacity to emulsify oil/grease.
Soaking and rubbing the material against itself is the best way to remove stains.
A paste of soap or Napisan and soaking for 24 hours will help.
An old toothbrush or nailbrush is good to use.
SARD - soap stick in a roll on tube thingo is good.
Dry cleaning fluid.
If desperate on white you can use bleach with a cotton bud.
If anyone's looking for white v-neck undershirts, the Kmart ones are excellent ($4ea)
Jason, the new ties are really wonderful - I especially like the caramel and the plum grenadine ties. They should go very quickly.
The caramel especially, is a little more unusual but versatile at the same time.
what GN said. really liking the new ties. that brown floral tie is sensational.
anyone know a local source for MOP or horn buttons? I am looking for replace some buttons on a blazer
I had a problem with turmeric stain on a good white shirt cuff. I put sard on and it turned red then bleached it and scrubbed it and rinsed it at least half a dozen times finally it came out. I sought advice from a friend who suggested this as a a stain removal process.
Some stains on white shirts can be removed by holding the stained area stretched above a kettle nozzle while it's steaming.
As the steam passes through the stain squeeze some lemon juice onto the stain as well.
Some stains simply disappear before your eyes with this trick.
No promises though.
With Red Wine the best thing to do is ASAP apply salt to the affected area and leave it over night if possible then attack with sard or bleach.
Thanks Guys, I can't tell you how happy I am with this seasons stuff so far. I'm wearing the plum grenadine today actually, i'll see if I can snap a pic later on. I think it's a lot more versatile than a brighter purple.
The father of the young guy who runs Oliver on a daily basis was trained by Charles Nakhle.
Don't know if it's just your typical inter-tailor rivalry but Charles does not think much of their fitting skills.
Take with a pinch of salt.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of the fabrics...
Gents, I have received new orthotics to wear with my shoes. Unfortunately, not all my shoes are able to accommodate the inserts and consequently I'm selling a couple of pairs of shoes:
1. Crockett & Jones Black Hallam, size 9E. Worn 5 times for special occasions.
2. Cheaney Wardour Burgundy burnished calf, these are size 9F (standard width fitting), worn once for one day to work, so the slightest of sole scuffing and one day worth of creasing on the calf.
Please PM me if you're interested or know someone who might be. Both pairs will come with a fresh application of Saphir Renovateur and a darn good shine on the cap toes (if you want it).
Harrolds sale starts this Wednesday
If anyone is after some new jeans or other streetwear:
NB With respect to removing stains discussed earlier, if your white shirts get discoloured around the armpits (sweat/deodorant) or collars or cuffs the following will get them back to a brillant white (have tried it myself). This works when oxy-clean/napisan fails.
Mix one part water, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide (grab it at the chemist) in a basin until it is turned into paste. Apply the paste mixture onto the stains using a soft bristle toothbrush and let it sit for 25 minutes. Afterwards, rinse the paste off thoroughly or launder.
Also for whites, try adding Bluo to whites every couple of washes to keep them a brilliant white (to the human eye, the "whitest white" is actually white with a tiny bit of blue mixed in).
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