How does a guy with OCD take care of his valuble clothing?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Thermionic, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Thermionic

    Thermionic Member

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    I should start by saying I have done a good amount of research here and elsewhere on the various topics of cleaning methods, but if anything all the different methods have led to my confusion so I thought I should just see what others are doing. I don't have a huge amount of clothing, but the few things I have are rare, cost me large sums and are very precious to me. Since my collection is limited I tend to cycle through my clothes very often and this means cleaning is required often. I am absolutely willing to do the expensive/ tedious methods, I just want whatever is the best for my clothing. Any information would be very helpful to me so ill just list my main areas of concern.

    -Wool Pants (cleaned very rarely and worn every day so I am a bit torn on how to safe guard them from the beetles I hear want to eat them)

    -Cotton Dress Shirts (these get cleaned the most often and I want these to maintain the shape & color of the day I purchased them)

    -Dress Shoes (Brown & Black, I don't mind cleaning them daily, mostly curious what the best products are)

    Again, I realize these are all very covered topics, im just looking for that "Best" way. Much of the info I read is about the easiest.

    CHEERS!
    -M
     
  2. McPryon

    McPryon Well-Known Member

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    Fluoxetine helps me.
     
  3. Thermionic

    Thermionic Member

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    Yeah, that's a decent temporary fix.
     
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    rob Senior member

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    I think the best way is to have Rave Cleaners in Phoenix do it; however, I think it best to drive it their in person. The pain of the trip to Phoenix should be counter-balanced by the knowledge you and only you are keeping track of the clothing during transit.

    Rob
     
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    Thanks Rob, I'll be keeping them in mind for my less frequently cleaned clothes. I wonder if there is something a step down from this local to me in San Francisco I could use for my dress shirts. For cotton shirts is there any reason I should not just machine wash them in cold water? I am thinking maybe the color gradually fades.
     
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    myk7000 Senior member

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    For shoes, I use products by Allen Edmonds and they usually do the trick quite well.

    Also, with shirts, yes I just wash them with cold water and then hang dry them, and I haven't had any problems with color changes as long as lighter shirts are washed with lighter colors and darker ones with dark shirts.
     
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    Thanks for reassuring me that fear of the washing machine is unwarranted, however the dryer may still be my enemy. On a random note, for whatever reason I was curious about the link in your signature I noticed some Logan's & HD800's in the background of one of the first photos. Do you have a woo amplifier to go along with the snazzy woo stand? If so, How do they pair up?
     
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    myk7000 Senior member

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    Hah, didn't see this till now. Fellow audiophile on Style Forum in San Fran huh? Legit man.

    Yes sir, MartinLogans and a pair of HD800s. I used to have the WA6SE, but traded in favor of a solid state Headamp GS-1. Love it and haven't looked back. I will say I used to own a pair of O2s though, and they were probably my uber favorite.
     
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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    What does having a mental condition have to do with clothing care?
     
  10. Thermionic

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    Everything.

    Interesting, right now I am torn between the WA22, Liquid fire and HeadAmp GS-X. First world problems right? Interesting to hear that the woo could be so easily defeated either way. Forgive my ignorance, but what 02's do you refer to?

    If anyone has some suggestions for "best" wool protection methods please share your thoughts.
     

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