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cool, wicking shirts that don't feel wet?

I'm looking for a shirt that has all three of these: (1) feels cool when I'm overheated and (2) made of wicking material that dries quickly and (3) feels dry to the touch even when wet. Polyester and other synthetic cycling jerseys are cool to wear and wicking, but feel wet. Thin merino knits will wick moisture and feel dry even when wet, but I find them very warm. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Sep 4, 2014 - 7 answers

men's summer DRESS shirts that wick moisture and stay dry - NOT COTTON

I am looking for nice dress shirts to wear to the office that would be made of some kind of microfiber or quick-dry fabric. In our office we cannot wear polo shirts, so it has to be the traditional type of collar shirt. In the 90+ summer heat and humidity, I am a wet mess by the time I get into the office. I don't like cotton shirts for this reason, that they get sopping wet and don't dry out fast enough. [more inside]
posted by cmp4Meta on Jun 4, 2014 - 14 answers

Woman Without Hat!

I have this suede Australian outback hat that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago, for $6. I didn't examine it closely at the time, but it reeks of mold and must, leather small, and saddlesoap from a stab at self cleaning. Can I dry clean it? Here's pictures of the hat in question: My Poor Hat, two pics of it. It's a Walkabout brand Australian hat, size small. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 19, 2014 - 9 answers

In search of the warmest, waterproof-est gloves in existence

My husband works outdoors in all kinds of weather, and he's mostly fine with it, but the one thing he says he still hasn't found is a good pair of gloves that keep his hands warm and dry, but that are thin enough that he can still do things with his hands (use tools etc). In the dead of winter, when it's 33F and raining, the hands get frozen quickly. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on May 2, 2014 - 11 answers

My hair is so dry and I am wondering why and how to improve it.

This has been going on for about a year. At first I noticed my shoulder length hair falling out more but that has definitely improved. For the last month it's begun to feel a little itchy and for a few weeks I started using dandruff shampoo every 2 days though I don't have that problem. Does anyone have any thoughts or solutions before I cut it.
posted by Tziv on Dec 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Christmas goose problems!

I have a beautiful, just shot wild goose! Except I didn't expect to receive a wild rather than tame goose, and I have no bacon or other fat to cover it in. How can I cook this without turning it into leather? Help? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Dec 24, 2013 - 16 answers

Best dry cleaner in Bay Area for a white satin designer suit?

I need to clean an expensive white Oscar de la Renta skirt suit that's lined in taffeta/tulle; it has some faint smudging here and there on the thick reverse silk-satin fabric. I wouldn't trust a normal dry cleaner with this, and don't know where else to go. Alex's seems exorbitant and gets awful reviews; Peninou seems doubtful as well; and I read somewhere about Crystal in San Mateo but don't have much to go on. Does anyone know a cleaner (preferably in San Francisco, but I can drive elsewhere if necessary) who works with designer items, maybe wedding gowns, who would know how to work with tricky white silk fabric? Many thanks!
posted by roxie110 on Nov 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Can you recommend a shampoo for my special-snowflake hair and scalp?

Can you recommend a shampoo for a scalp with excess sebum BUT also dry, frizzy, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Just had my allergy breakout (Hives) and my face looks like a map

I have never had an allergic reaction before so I don't know what to do. I just had hives that lasted for 2 weeks. I went to the doctor and they gave me some shots and it was gone in a day, but it came back the second week - I kept taking my meds so the hives are mostly gone now. Some spots were still kind of itchy but its mostly just dark marks on my face. I was wondering if anybody knows how to remove these dark spots on my face because I really feel uncomfortable looking at the mirror and seeing myself like I'm looking at a moon. [more inside]
posted by Johnkx on Sep 23, 2013 - 3 answers

What you gon' do with all that pulp? All that pulp inside your trunk?

What recipes do you have for the leftover pulp from a juicer? [more inside]
posted by karathrace on Sep 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Taking care of an old poster

I just scored an amazing poster from the seventies. It's spent the past few years rolled loose in a storeroom and it's a little bit crunchy. How can I ensure that its wonderfulness endures. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Aug 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Why did my hair suddenly change, and how do I fix it?

Two weeks ago my hair type suddenly... changed. Or something happened to it. It went from smooth and shiny to coarse and frizzy and feeling like it's coated in conditioner that hasn't been washed out, yet horribly dry at the same time. I feel as though I've tried everything. Help? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Aug 2, 2013 - 36 answers

Keep thumbs out of asses in western Mass.

Is there ANYTHING fun* to do on NYE in Springfield, MA? Difficulty level: no alcohol**. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Dec 16, 2012 - 9 answers

How to get good good looking skin for men? Suffering from dry skin and back acne.

What's a daily mens skin care routine to have good looking skin? Also how do I get rid of back acne for men? I have had it for years and nothing seems to be working. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Nov 23, 2012 - 30 answers

Shirt ironing service in Toronto for male and female shirts

Toronto-filter: Is there a good place to get shirts (both male and female) washed and ironed for a reasonable price? I've tried dry cleaners but while male shirts seem to be ok from a price perspective (although still expensive), female shirts (exact same material, some form of cotton blend) are charged at twice and sometimes three times the price, even though they are, almost literally, just smaller men's shirts. Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks.
posted by apcmwh on Sep 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Who will wash my clothes?!

Trying to find a laundry/dry cleaning service in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Aug 25, 2012 - 1 answer

Can an item an an oven (eg a roast) get hotter than the temperature you've set the oven to?

Can an item an an oven (eg a roast) get hotter than the temperature you've set the oven to? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Aug 7, 2012 - 20 answers

What makes a good wall in a garage?

What would you put up for the interior walls of your man cave in the garage? [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Jul 26, 2012 - 27 answers

Looking for a soft or moist "dry" cat food.

Is there a "dry" cat food with a soft or moist kibble? [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Jun 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Trying to switch my cat to wet food, but she keeps vomiting!

I'm trying to switch my older cat from a dry to a wet canned food diet, but every time I try she ends up with vomiting and diarrhea. Help! [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Nov 27, 2011 - 16 answers

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 16, 2011 - 39 answers

out on a line

Laundry intervention! Washed clothes, but no dryer and no space to line-dry...how can I make it so my clothes are minimally wrinkled and mildewy in the morning? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Sep 18, 2011 - 19 answers

Please make my foundation stop rejecting me!

I haven't worn makeup for years, but I'm in a new job and would like to pull together a more professional look. What can I do to make my flaky, sensitive, rejecting skin hold on to foundation smoothly for an entire day without looking sandblasted by noon? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Sep 10, 2011 - 21 answers

My mean feet

My feet are horrid and dry and cracked and scaly. How can I fix them? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 2, 2011 - 40 answers

Making wheat not fit to eat

How would I dry/sterilize/preserve/lacquer wheat berries for an art installation? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Jun 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Help salvage my overcooked crockpot chicken!

I overcooked chicken in my crockpot overnight and now it’s very dry and not so tasty to eat. How can I save my dinner? [more inside]
posted by watch out for turtles on May 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Dry Dry Eyes

I have a dry eyes issue - could it be connected to Retin-A use? Any anecdotal experience with treating dry eyes? [more inside]
posted by LizzyBee on May 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Seeking archival professional laundry in Houston, Texas

Do you have a recommendation for a trusted laundry in Houston who can clean treasured linens, quilts, and hand-knits and -crochets and wrap them with archival paper? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on Apr 22, 2011 - 2 answers

Stupid sexy flannel

Can I wash my dry-clean only flannel shirt? I mean.... it's flannel. Come on. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Apr 7, 2011 - 17 answers

Disinfecting stinky leather without damaging it beyond use?

My all-leather combat boots stink. Probably colonized by fungus. Looking to disinfect and wash without murdering the old, already mildly damaged leather. [more inside]
posted by wires on Mar 27, 2011 - 6 answers

How to get cigarette smell out of dry clean only clothes?

How do I get the cigarette smell out of 3 dry-clean only suits that have spent years in a heavy smoking environment? [more inside]
posted by BigVACub on Mar 9, 2011 - 21 answers

Dry Corks in Wine Bottles

Dried out corks in wine bottles come apart in pieces - what to do? [more inside]
posted by MPenguin on Feb 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Hands are either cold/dry or warm/sweaty. How can I get dry/warm?

Maybe its because I have poor circulation, maybe it's because of something else, but my hands are often cold to the touch. They're also often dry, or other times just very sweaty and moist (when warm). How can I find a happy medium where I can have dry yet warm hands? I'm not sure of the cause, but if it is poor circulation to my extremities, how can I improve this naturally?
posted by Vexir on Feb 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Do Apple Cider Vinegar Pills Work?

Anyone experience any benefits from taking Apple Cider Vinegar pills? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jan 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Broken Vagina

I know that you are not my doctor, but maybe you've had similar problems with your vag? I think mine's broken... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2010 - 20 answers

I picked a 1/16th peck of peppers

What's the best way to dry jalapenos? [more inside]
posted by Camofrog on Sep 11, 2010 - 8 answers

Born with dry and wrinkly hands and feet, developed crust on toes

Can the hive mind do better than my dermatologist in identifying these skin conditions? (Dry and wrinkly skin, pics inside) [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 7, 2010 - 12 answers

What does it mean to be "born dry?"

Looking for insight into the expressions "born wet" and/or "born dry." I've heard one or both used to mean someone who is sickly, yet I've baffled others by using these expressions. [more inside]
posted by rainbaby on Jul 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Black mold all over drywall = hypochondriac's nightmare!?

My bathroom has black mold growing at the top of the wall/edge ofthe ceiling. The wall is white paint over drywall, and the paint has been blistering and revealing thick black mold under the paint/ on top of the dry wall. This area of my bathroom sometimes leaks due to another leaky bathroom being located rght above my bathroom. My questions: 1. How quickly do I need to take action 2. Can I resolve this myself, safely 3. If I clean it, what chemicals do I use 4. If I clean it, what safety gear do I need (breathing mask, gloves, etc) 5. If I clean it, what are my health risks and can they be easily treated with antibiotics/quick doctors visti? 6. Should I burn the house down and run right now?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jul 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Dry skin from continuous contact with a trackball?

Has anyone experienced dry cracking skin on their finger pads as a result of using a trackball mouse? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Jul 3, 2010 - 1 answer

Hypochondria filter ... Health effects of spackling dust?

Hypochondria filter ... What are the possible health effects of my inhalation of spackling dust? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Jun 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Save these ta-tas!

Why do I have dry, flaky skin JUST on my breasts!? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Will the oil well run dry at some point?

Wont the BP oil well run out of oil at some point? How long could it possibly keep spewing? Don't wells run dry? (Sorry if I am hopelessly naive. I've never thought about oil wells in my life before this.)
posted by Sully on May 31, 2010 - 11 answers

gulp!

Recently when I've been asleep at night, I will wake up choking on a lump in my throat. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 - 19 answers

shredding shreds

How can I save the shreds in my shredded jeans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Avocado oil for dry skin?

Dry skin and Avocado oil: My wife has excellent results with with an Avocado oil based product designed to prevent dry and flaking skin on her face during winter. We bought a tiny bottle of it at the cosmetic department of a department store that cost 55 euros. After reading the ingredient list it seems a bit of a ripoff... [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Nov 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Natural Dry Scalp 'killer' shampoo.

I'm currently suffering from a moderate bout of dry scalp (not dandruff). Could someone recommend a natural shampoo, free of SLS's, etc, that will combat dry scalp?
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

hopping to conclusions

Have you ever grown your own hops? And if so, how do you know they're ready to harvest? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Sweating the small stuff, the big stuff and everything in between

Sweat management: help keep me from drowning during an interview. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Aug 17, 2009 - 17 answers

How can I fix my really dry knuckles and fingers?

I am a 25-year-old male, and I have a problem with dry knuckles and fingers. I don't have a problem with dry skin anywhere else, but my knuckles and fingers crack and itch they get so dry. Putting on petroleum jelly at night helps some. I put on lotion during the day but it doesn't help much. I live in San Francisco now, and didn't have this problem when I lived in Maryland where it is much more humid. In fact, I recently went back for three days to Maryland, and my hands were almost completely better by the time I came back. Would a humidifier at home and/or the office help at all? Is there some sort of great hand lotion that I can use during the day (that won't leave my skin greasy like petroleum jelly)? Or should I just schedule an appointment with my doctor?
posted by fourmajor on Jul 10, 2009 - 29 answers

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