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Dyeing from olive to black

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by greg, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. greg

    greg Active Member

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    Apr 19, 2002
    Hi everyone. I bought a really neat military jacket at an army and navy store this summer. I love everything about it (the silhouette, epaulets, cinched waist etc) except the color. it's a light green/lt olive-ish which i am not particularly fond of....does anyone know if i can have it dyed black and if that's possible, how black can it get? thnks guys.

  2. ulf

    ulf Well-Known Member

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    Aug 27, 2002
    If it's made of natural fibers, it shouldn't be a problem to dye it.

    The thing that might cause a problem is the kind of thread it's sewn with; they're often polyester or other such fibers which means they can not be dyed.

    So, you might end up with a fabulous black jacket with contrast stitching... To determine if the threads are synthetic you can burn a piece of thread: if a hard plastic ball is formed, it's synthetic.

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