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Yellow Underarm Stains

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rayalexsmith, May 11, 2011.

  1. rayalexsmith

    rayalexsmith Active Member

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    My story in today's WSJ re: a problem without an easy solution - yellow armpit stains on shirts ---http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703859304576305372447004628.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_emailed
     


  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I thought that the solution was pretty easy - don't use an anti-perspirant with aluminium in it, but instead simply use a deodorant.
     


  3. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I heard to avoid the yellow you hang dry your clothing and the stains wouldn't develop. Not sure if its true...
     


  4. razl

    razl Senior member

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    It's possible that the Op, like me, lives in an environment and/or has a body type that requires an anti-perspirant.

    In other threads it has been suggested that you use it at night before you go to bed and don't put any on in the morning. I've tried it with some success, but I just can't get into the habit regularly.
     


  5. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Ray, this is great.

    Does your article encompass the Journal's comprehensive understanding of yellow stains in clothing, or just under the arms?
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ray, this is great.

    Does your article encompass the Journal's comprehensive understanding of yellow stains in clothing, or just under the arms?


    +1 Mmmm, good question. Ray?
     


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    pebblegrain Senior member

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    tape works for me. I call it the Rip and Strip technique
     


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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I had the same problem until I switched to Menscience Advanced Deodorant...no yellow stains or odor. Sharps also makes a good deodorant.
     


  9. rjsphd

    rjsphd Senior member

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    Oxyclean takes out the stains on white t-shirts; cannot testify how it does on colors.
     


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    Cedric Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Works everytime
     


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    TRA8324 Senior member

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    tape works for me. I call it the Rip and Strip technique

    are you serious?
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Wrong thread. I think tape like this is for the collar, so you don't have to wash the shirt as often....
     


  14. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Wrong thread. I think tape like this is for the collar, so you don't have to wash the shirt as often....

    Not if you line the pits with it.
     


  15. CYstyle

    CYstyle Senior member

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    Not if you line the pits with it.

    Need thicker tape, to conserve tape. Use packing tape, duct tape is too sticky.

    [​IMG]
     


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