Fine Shirtings vs Deoderant Stain Risks

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  1. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    In the past year or two I've put together a decent collection of shirts made from high quality fabrics. I used to wear undershirts 90% of the time, but one of the selling points of nicer fabrics is their silky feel on your skin.

    Now I wear most of my shirts without undershirts, but I'm worried about deoderant stains. My undershirts (PRL 100% cotton), though admittedly much tighter-fitting than my dress shirts, inevitably develop discolored stains in the armpit region due to the chemical (aluminum oxide?) that is present in pretty much all deoderants.

    Has anyone here had this problem? So far my shirts are unscathed, but I can't help but worry about their survival in the long term.
     
  2. incastoutcast

    incastoutcast Senior member

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    Every writing on this I've seen simply recommends you find a deodorant without aluminum oxide (apparently, the aluminum isn't that good for you either) I use Tom's of Maine with excellent results, both in the odor control and the lack of staining.

    That said, when going un-undershirtless, be careful sitting down, I've seen far too many people showing chest through the space between buttons pulling open as they sit down.
     
  3. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Hmm. I use Axe something or other, but I guess I could try mixing it up.
     
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    musicguy Senior member

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    Every writing on this I've seen simply recommends you find a deodorant without aluminum oxide (apparently, the aluminum isn't that good for you either) I use Tom's of Maine with excellent results, both in the odor control and the lack of staining.

    This.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I switched to Arm and Hammer natural, found at my local grocery store (i dont have time for all of these fancy brands). Solved the problem.
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Any day that will allow for an undershirt I will wear one.
    Commuting on a scortching hot summer days, I'll zip into the mens room
    once at work and remove the undershirt if it's gotten drenched.
    It's not uncommon for people to put too much doedorant on in the first place.
    After applying your deodorant, take a pice of paper towel and wipe of excess.
    I agree with SkinnyGoomba on the Arm & Hammer Natural. It works for me too.
     
  7. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Arm & Hammer sounds like its less geared toward hippies than Tom's Maine thing, so I'll go in that direction. I, like cartman, hate hippies.
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Arm and Hammer is Manly, it crushes hippies. Enjoy.
     
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    Interesting. I hadn't seen the Arm and Hammer, I might have to try it. That said, I just read a review that said it'll compete with any cologne you wear, and I like my cologne.
     

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