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How do you stop your pant legs from getting stained in heavy snow/slush?

stylemeup

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Whenever I got out in heavy snow/slush, my pant legs end up getting these ugly pasty white stains on them from the bottom of my pants to about 8 inches up the legs.

How do you prevent this from happening to you?

If this does happen to you, then what do you do once you get inside and notice that this has happened to you?
 

mr monty

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Tuck your pants in your boots
 

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Get a car to go with those nice pants. Park indoors.
 

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i dont think there's any way around prevention. when it is snowing or raining or likely to snow or rain, don't wear pants that you wouldn't mind getting roughed up a bit
 

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There was a solution to this a while back, but it fell out of popularity with the rise of the automobile. Blame whomever you like. I'll blame the hipsters.

 

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Originally Posted by stylemeup
Whenever I got out in heavy snow/slush, my pant legs end up getting these ugly pasty white stains on them from the bottom of my pants to about 8 inches up the legs.

How do you prevent this from happening to you?

If this does happen to you, then what do you do once you get inside and notice that this has happened to you?


A cloth with warm water should solve it, but my guess is that its salt which is pretty bad for clothes.

IMO, wear your garbage pants on snow days... or wear jeans and change at work.
 

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If you're really wading through the snow, why not put on waterproofs over your trousers and take them off at the office?
 

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Originally Posted by idfnl
A cloth with warm water should solve it, but my guess is that its salt which is pretty bad for clothes.


At first I tried just rubbing water over the white pasty stains which I assume are salt stains. When I do that, it appears like the stains are gone away for the time being. But when I come back several hours later and look at the same pants, the stains re-appear.

I tried the cloth with warm water and smeared some soap on tonite. That appears to have worked marginally better, but a few hours after doing that I'm still noticing some of those stains having re-appeared.

Is there a better DIY method for removing this than just water and a cloth?

Today I saw a girl who had what looked like leg warmers around that portion of her pants. Do they make those for men too? Would I look ok if I bought some of those and wore them over my pants? At least that would keep the salt off them.

Originally Posted by academe
If you're really wading through the snow, why not put on waterproofs over your trousers and take them off at the office?

I don't have boots yet but I'm gonna buy some soon.

Due to this salt problem I'm now leaning towards buying high boots like this:

http://www.hoggs.co.uk/product_rannoch.html

Would I screw up the backs of those boots if I literally shoved my pants into those boots?
 

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On days when Moscow streets are full of an awful mixture of slush and whatever corrosive reagent they are trying this year and I wear hiking gaiters like this http://www.blacks.co.uk/product/115519.html
and take them off when I get where I'm going.
 

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