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How can you get rid of cologne or body odor in a used suit

imatlas

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I recently bought a suit on EBay. It's in very good condition, with the exception of the distinct odor of the previous owner. It's subtle, but I can definitely smell his cologne and sweat. While it's not overpowering, I have a strong sense of smell and I really don't want to be smelling someone else in my clothes.

I'm reasonably sure the suit was dry cleaned before it was shipped, but that will be the first thing I'll try, and I'll ask the cleaners to do what they can about it.

Any suggestions on alternatives? Put it in a bag full of cedar chips for a month?

If you bought a suit and it had a bit of an odor, would you complain and/or try to return it?
 

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In my opinion dry-cleaning is the only hope. You could air it out for a while and see if that works. I made the mistake of taking an Oxxford suit to the best local dry cleaner in my area. Now, it is stiffer than cardboard. Through this site, I found madame paulette cleaners. I sent 2 more Oxxford suits to them and the suits look wonderful.

The lesson... make sure you find a good dry cleaner!
 

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Originally Posted by Xiaogou
In my opinion dry-cleaning is the only hope. You could air it out for a while and see if that works. I made the mistake of taking an Oxxford suit to the best local dry cleaner in my area. Now, it is stiffer than cardboard. Through this site, I found madame paulette cleaners. I sent 2 more Oxxford suits to them and the suits look wonderful.

The lesson... make sure you find a good dry cleaner!


I can´t believe those things happens in America.

What about the warranty? here they have to pay you 100% of the suit first year, 80% the second ans so on..
 

AgentQ

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Originally Posted by Azure
I can´t believe those things happens in America.

What about the warranty? here they have to pay you 100% of the suit first year, 80% the second ans so on..


What the hell are you talking about?
 

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