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 -
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.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jun 4, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there ANYTHING fun* to do on NYE in Springfield, MA? Difficulty level: no alcohol**. [more inside]
posted by peacrow
on Dec 16, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How would I dry/sterilize/preserve/lacquer wheat berries for an art installation? [more inside]
posted by scruss
on Jun 8, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
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 -
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 -
Hypochondria filter ... What are the possible health effects of my inhalation of spackling dust? [more inside]
posted by pantheON
on Jun 26, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -