What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. jacketjunkie

    jacketjunkie One Too Many

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    The first and least risky/work intense step is to use baking soda. Rub it into the lining of the jacket or put the jacket insides out in a bag with baking soda and shake and leave like that for a day. The natron in baking soda neutralizes most smells and you can get off remaining baking soda very easily.

    Step two is putting the jacket into the freezer/outside in cold winter night. Cold kills most bacteria responsible for the smell. That's why Levis recommends putting their jeans into freezer rather than washing them too often. Works for wool lining in jacket too. Did it before, the cold did no harm to the leather that I could see.

    If jacket still smells after this, tape zipper so it doesn't get damaged and put the jacket into the washer at 30° with some neutral washing elixir that doesn't damage the leather. Don't put jacket into tumbler afterwards (too warm) , leave it hanging for two days or so until it's dried. You probably have to treat leather after this.
     
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  2. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov One of the Regulars

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    Thank you John, yes, I’m probably using soda for a start .. if it doesn’t help, I’ll leave it in the cold in the night;)
     
  3. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov One of the Regulars

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    There is still an opinion that ground coffee is spilled on a jacket and locked in a box for a couple of days ..
     
  4. Captain Sensible

    Captain Sensible A-List Customer

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    Thanks mate, a fave of mine, it’s a Sugarcane wabash.
     
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  5. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Alex, @Downunder G Man gave you a great advice. However, if you aren't sure of throwing an Aero jacket into a washing machine just yet (though nothing bad will happen), best advice I can give you is to be patient.
    My Lost Worlds vest smelled musty and moldy and it was so bad my friends couldn't stand being around me even if we were just hanging out someplace outside. So I just place the vest on a hanger and left it on the balcony for a couple of weeks and once it got better, I got back to wearing it a LOT and now the smell is almost completely gone.
    So yeah, it'll get better. If it doesn't, chuck it into a washing machine. That will definitely solve the problem.
     
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  6. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Washing machine and sunshine - UV light kills most smells.
     
  7. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov One of the Regulars

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    No guys .. I’m not washing it .. I’m afraid of something ..
     
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  8. JMax

    JMax Call Me a Cab

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  9. Bfd70

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    I’ve used daily febreeze applications along with outside hanging. I’m not sure if that product is available worldwide.
     
  10. barnabus

    barnabus Practically Family

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    Definitely. This and this.
     
  11. ai00344

    ai00344 One of the Regulars

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    I think the thing I admire most about your impressive collection is that they all are the perfect length IMHO. Is there a specific back length you shoot for when purchasing a new jacket?
     
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  12. Hh121

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    Is it apply to jacket with tobacco smell as well?
     
  13. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    Tell us more about the sleeves shortening work.

    It does look a lot better than before with the ultra long sleeves.
     
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  14. zebedee

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    Eh, I gotta get me one o' them.

    J.
     
  15. Hh121

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    Lost Worlds Roadhouse 37502D0F-A92F-44B8-A696-7745BF28AB65.jpeg 9525D5C1-3977-43EF-A9E4-595BB5489F8B.jpeg
     
  16. Alexlutov

    Alexlutov One of the Regulars

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  17. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks. With half-belt style jackets, I shoot for a minimum of 25.5 back length, and a maximum of 26.50. Its a pretty small sweet spot. Unfortunately, many great OTR jackets in my chest and shoulder size have a back length of 25 or lower, which is a deal breaker for me.
     
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  18. tmitchell59

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    Just got this Thurlow Leather World Deerskin. Lot of leather. No idea what you call this style of jacket. DSC07921.jpg DSC07928.jpg
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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  20. Cornelius

    Cornelius One of the Regulars

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    Yeah like a leather version of Belstaff's "International" - are they any pockets on the back?
     
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