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Yellow (?urine/groin sweat) stains on trousers???

garmentmerchant

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I used to thrift store shop quite often and for this exact reason the thrift store affectionatly became known as the "PISS BIN". Yes always check the crotch if buying a suit or pair of pants in a thrift store there are some prostate problems out there and nothing seems to soak up the piss like a good quality pair of wool trousers. As far as dry cleainign IDK i would just get rid of them.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
I was thrifting the other day and was checking out a suit when I noticed that the white cloth "groin area" and to a lesser extent, the pockets, were stained a yellowish colour which I presume to be urine. Firstly, for those of you who buy thrifted suits, do you take this into account when considering whether or not to buy a suit (all things equal) and if you do buy suits with trousers stained as described, how do you deal with this (as the word on the street is that you should only dry clean at most once a year)? Secondly, for everyone who has ever had trousers altered, do you dry clean your trousers (if not brand new) before taking them to the tailor or do you expect your tailor to work with possibly urine stained trousers?


More likely it's just old sweat stains. You'll find the same stains in the armpits of old jackets as well and I don't think anyone pees out of their arms.
 

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I can tell you i have passed on an Armani suit in this condition, but its all on you you can probably get dry cleaned but that stain isnt coming out. Ive tried to get them out through dry cleaning that stain has been in that suit for years.
 

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Originally Posted by merkur
Hmm, would you pass up on a cheap thrifted Oxxford/Kiton/Brioni etc suit that was otherwise perfect except that for the fact that the trousers were heavily stained with urine/groin sweat?

I don't thrift myself, but if I did, I would have to answer in the strong affirmative.
 

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Generally it's best just to let them go. I found a fantastic pair of large herringbone trousers from Cable Car Clothiers the other day that I discovered were so decorated. Although it pained me, I let them go. I think one could have the crotch guard replaced, but the only time I asked a tailor about it he seemed reluctant to do it.

From a purely rational standpoint, simply having them dry cleaned should neutralize any possible issues, but it won't get out the stain.
 

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Originally Posted by garmentmerchant
No it is not normal. Like i said i think alot of it comes from old men and prostate problems not being able to get the last shake in.

Interesting.

I hate to say it, but biomedicine is not helping, either, since the volume of urine from old men is forecasted to increase.



That, plus all that bottled water being sold...the mind reals.

- B
 

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