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The official "Ask Man of Lint" resurrection thread.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Digmenow, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    +1 I agree.
     
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  2. HomerJ

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    Dear Man of Lint,

    I have a pair of Incotex white cotton trousers.
    I wore them out to a sports bar only to suffer great embarrassment after a moment of indiscretion related to fish tacos.
    What's worse, I'm afraid that these fine trousers have been dealt a death sentence.

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  3. Pawz

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    O' Man of Lint - blessed be the dryer that bore you! I have come beseeching your wisdom.

    Is there hope for removing this abomination from this thrifted shoe?

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    (literally the best picture I can take)

    *bows*
     
  4. MyOtherLife

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    Good God almighty. ...I'll never again read Styleforum while I am eating.
    Try a product for pre-treating stains. Apply the product, work in with a toothbrush over the area from both the front and back of the fabric. Let sit 30 min. Work the areas again with the toothbrush. Then launder as usual.
    Only if this fails do you try bleach.
    If you have to do bleach, use 1/2 cup of bleach well-mixed into a sink of cool water. Let soak for several hours, agitating the pants in the bleachy water every half hour. Each 30 min work the toothbrush over the area from both the front and back of the fabric.
    Rinse several times, then launder. When laundering wash only alone or with whites.
     
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  5. capnwes

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    Step #10 - Throw out your toothbrush
     
  6. MyOtherLife

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    Please post several photos of the shoes and one closeup with better lighting.
     
  7. HomerJ

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    :teach:
     
  8. Brianpore

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    Best way to clean White Nubuck that has marker Mr. Lint?


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    Brian, See the advice I gave Dig back on page 1 of this thread. This is how I would approach this. Let's see 'after' photos. :)
     
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  10. Brianpore

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    I'm still on page 1 (due to my high posts per page setting), and didnt even scroll up [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  11. MyOtherLife

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    Brian, how did you make out with those nubucks?
     
  12. Brianpore

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    Just got them delivered today so prob wont get to them till this weekend. Will post before/after photos for sure.
     
  13. Brianpore

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    This is just the difference with an eraser.

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  14. New Shoes1

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    Man of Lint,

    What do you do if a tie gets wet? I had to run no more than 30 yards between buildings in the pouring rain. I thought I was fine (wet, but not soaked), but the tie is now getting that wrinkled look where it got wet. What do you recommend?
     
  15. MyOtherLife

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    If you are at work get some paper towels and spread them out lengthwise, slightly overlapping each.
    Lay the tie and gently wrap the tie in the paper towels, then fold the tie in half. Put no pressure on the tie.
    Let the half-folded tie rest somewhere. The paper towels will wick away the water from the tie. You should be ok in a few hours.
    Hope this helps.
     
  16. MyOtherLife

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    Brian those are spectacular results! Well done and kudos on exercising the discipline of using only the eraser first. The mark is not even detectable. Congratulations on your purchase and wear them in good health. :fonz:
     
  17. Brianpore

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    Thanks for the info on the eraser Mr. Man of Lint! I'm actually surprised how good the eraser worked. [​IMG]
     
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    Any specific brand? I should add one of these to my tool kit.
     
  19. Brianpore

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    I shelled out $6.50 for the eraser and brush http://www.ebay.com/itm/290355302097 but it looks and feels just like any other white eraser you use from Staples for $1.99? I wanted the brush also though.
     
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    Funny, I get all of my supplies from that guy. Thanks.
     

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