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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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  2. otc

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    http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-dye-textiles-with-coffee-tea-108438

    Judging from that, I'd probably take it easy the first time. You can always repeat the process, but it is hard to undo it.

    Half a cup of coffee in a pot got that towel reasonably dark (I like the color, but you might want it to still look more white).

    and use enough premixed liquid that you can stir the jeans around to ensure even coloring. Best to dye them immediately after a fresh wash too, since they can pick up things that block the dye (and wash your hands before handling the clean fabric).
     
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    Well I guess I'll be staining old tees in coffee sometime. Thanks for the link @otc
     
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    I stain most of my whites in instant coffee. It's easy so start with little and get darker if you want
     
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    Hi guys! I've been doodling around an idea for a short sleeve popover shirt with a decorative placket in a shape of a phallus, sort of like a man's version of a décolleté. The length of the phallus placket can be customized depending on your liking or needs. I'm also thinking of doing a contrasting fabric for the shirt body ( yellow oxford cloth) and the phallus placket ( pink poplin). Pardon my drawing since I haven't sketch for ages.
     
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  6. Naka

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    That's cute cola, I think the proportions would be a little better in a longsleeve tho!
     
  7. colabear

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    Colaver sleeveless flannel shirt w/ asymmetrical tied sleeve detail
     
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    These black Svenssons were all scuffed up so I decided to paint them white. Used around 7 coats of Angelus leather paint and their satin finisher. Put in new laces and new insoles. I think they turned out well, but after a week they're already dirty and scuffed. Such is life with white shoes.

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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone recommend a brand of fabric spray paint for denim? Washable, non-toxic, etc.

    I am thinking of giving my Levis trucker jacket the Helmut Lang stripe treatment.
     

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