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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Senior member

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    Under the pits my shirts develop a sweat smell.

    At first it only becomes noticeable when I iron them, but over time they will start to smell in the pits at any given time.
     
  2. sliq

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    what JM says. use the japanese mesh bags/laundry net. they are very handy for work shirts. they even have a special bag for wool items. can be found in japanese dollar shops.
     
  3. fxh

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    Oli this is dragging on. Are your shirts 100% cotton, do you sweat a lot, do you wear shirts for too long, while you are sweaty, do you use an it persperant, do you shower at least once a day, do you wash under you arms properly, do you soak shirts in napi San prior to washing, do you rinse them well, do you hang then outside in wind, rain and sunshine. If the answer is yes, then there should be no smell. Unless cat is sleeping and pissing on the shirts after they are washed.
     
  4. Osiris2012

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    Start applying rexona clinical protection when you go to bed (wear an undershirt though the stuff can stain). This will vastly reduce you sweating and prevent this from happening again in future. Putting the shirts in a soak until ready to wash will also reduce this.

    If a hot wash doesn't resolve the damage to existing shirts, stir napisan into a small amount of water and form a paste, spread it all over the smelling/affected areas. Give it 5 mins to soak in then throw in the wash.

    That's all I got, goodluck and godspeed.
     
  5. Oli2012

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    100% cotton. I wear my shirts from 8am until bed.

    I am on a form of blood medication, its side effects include a high body temperature. So I sweat more than your average person, but with deodorant and driclor it is manageable. I like to think I wash properly.

    Currently, my mother uses a Whirlpool front loader, does a quick wash setting with cold water, a quality Omo powder and then line dries.
     
  6. bboowwyy

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    Haha yeah, some of the clothes smell very suspicious. But i tend to stay away from them, not buy them!


    Nice. I've seen a few licensed Balmain items that were made in Australia. But nothing worth picking up.
    It would be awesome to take part in their thrift trading, but unfortunately postage costs prohibit that.
     
  7. fxh

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    Generally smell is little alive bugs or micronisms or something bacterial, they are alive so killings them is the go. Freshman, breeze and sunshine works remarkably well. Sticking in a bag in freezer for 24 hours works, if you sweat a lot, change shirts a lot. Don't let dirty shirts sit and absorb stains and smells. Wash them quickly or soak until ready to wash.

    There are treatments to address excessive sweating, some use botox.
     
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  8. sliq

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    good call. i use this as my beacon when i'm in doubt: http://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource-a-z/

    good for finding if it's real/fake, old or new.
     
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  9. bboowwyy

    bboowwyy Senior member

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    Wow, thanks for that site. It will be very useful. I've fallen victim to buying fakes before, luckily it's only at the cost of a couple of dollars.
     
  10. California Dreamer

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    Thanks Sliq, That's a good resource; I hadn't seen that link before.

    When I started op shopping, I found this particular thread very useful for sorting out the wheat from the chaff as to what was worth picking up.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/31122/buying-a-suit-pinned
     
  11. streetminimal

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    The last few posts have now got me thinking about putting my PJ shirts in a mesh bag (each 4 of them) and washing them with some delicate detergent in cold water...
    #caring4yourmenswear
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    Sig worthy.

    Oli you'll have to come down to the big smoke and move in with fxh. Only way this will get resolved.
     
  13. JimmyHoffa

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    Saw that mate, looks great.
     
  15. nabilmust

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    The other option is Shop For Shops. Got me a dozen wide-shouldered timber suit hangars for less than $40.

    Keep an eye out for bow ties on Mr Porter. I got my black satin self-tie bow from them.

    [​IMG]

    edit: the bow tie was from Brooks Brothers (but off the Mr Porter webstore).
     
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  16. nabilmust

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    Deer bone for cordovan. All day.
     
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    Quote:I wash my shirts on cold on the 15 min cycle of the front-loader and hang immediately on wooden hangers, top button done-up, shirt eased out over a hanger and shaped - on the back of the laundry door on a rack just for my workshirts. With this regimen, I reckon I get an extra 18months out of my shirts - my TM lewin shirts (worn once a week) are 3 years old and have no sign of wear - just a nice soft run-in appearance. I do occasionally use a 30 degree wash rather than a cold wash. No real shrinkage either. I do notice that every 3 months or so I get a slight build-up of dirt on the inside, a sort of patina (he he) - so I just soak them in hot water laced with vinegar for a few hours and then napisan over night. My wife accidentally put a new shirt on a hot wash and the colour bled to other shirts - one shirt seemed to attract the bleed to the armpits - whilst the armpits were not visibly stained or dirty they must have had some sort of residue. This shirt is now reserved for inside jumpers!
     
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  18. nabilmust

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    http://network.details.com/post/how-to-tie-a-bow-tie-gif-for-all-of-the-guys-that-always-ask

    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-tie-your-own-bow-tie

    One neat trick (IMHO) is to practise on your thigh just above the knee, while you're seated. My arms got tired after the first few [hundred] attempts.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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