Stonewashing My Clothes

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  1. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

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    I plan on buying some MTM shirts from Ratio Clothing. That being said, I want to get the stonewashed look (similar to J.Crew shirts, a more casual look), but MTM companies dont seem to offer this, so I want to do it myself. I found this guide:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_10066929_can-stonewash-tshirt.html

    What do you guys think? Will the bleach ruin the shirt? Or is it ok?

    Paul
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Never put stones in your washing machine. Whoever wrote that article needs his head examined. Use an Iroh-type method instead. Tie the clothes to a thin rope or thick string and the other end to a bicycle and ride for awhile, dragging the clothes behind you. Ride and drag as long as it takes. Then launder as usual.
     
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    Dear Man of Lint, unfortunately I don't have a bicycle. Would tying the thin rope or thick string to the back of a convenient bus, taxi or train, travelling around dragging the clothes behind achieve the same results?
     
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    You get that effect by buying a high quality shirt, taking good care of it and letting it age gracefully. Avoiding spaghetti helps. Anything other process is dishonest.
     


  5. Elegantly Wasted

    Elegantly Wasted Senior member

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    You in inner Mongolia? Tie it to the tail of a yack.

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    pnewelljr Senior member

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    Well it is a cheap old washing machine that only needs to last a couple more months, is it really that bad of an idea?
     


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    Yes.
     


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    Yes it is. If you can borrow a yak to drag your shirt around with for a few hours, I believe you should achieve a much better result. I'm going to try it tomorrow with one of my Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street dress shirts.
     
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    Well, not everyone has access to yaks. I wear HUGO BOSS and wrap HUGO BOSS shirts around the outside of an automobile tire and roll the HUGO BOSS-wrapped tire down the street each day while I walk to work. A few weeks and the HUGO BOSS shirts are perfect.

    I tried putting my HUGO BOSS shirts on tires *on* my car and going for a drive, but that tend to "over-distress" my HUGO BOSS shifts. Hand rolling HUGO BOSS shirts give you so much better control.

    MikeDT, pnewelljr and and everyone else: if you do this with Charles Tyrwhitt of Jermyn Street dress shirts, be sure to use tyres and not tires.
     


  10. CousinDonuts

    CousinDonuts Senior member

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    Why not just buy the J Crew shirt? DIY is rarely worth the effort.
     


  11. Elegantly Wasted

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    Putting HUGO BOSS shirts on your moped's tires?? Where did you get that idea, HermesMan's blog?
     


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    pnewelljr Senior member

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    They never fit quite right.
     


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    Not a moped. I ride in STYLE. Luxury brands. MERCEDES BENZ or LEXUS *O*N*L*Y*. In UK ROLLS is acceptable. I want to be next HermesMan.
     
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    When did Lexus become luxury?

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