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 Post subject: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:20 am 
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I dug out the truly vintage Brooks seersucker suit, only to find the moths got at the pants and the collar has yellowed to the point of looking like [insert disgusting image from your depraved imagination here].

I could turn the pants into shorts -- except my alterations lady took down her shingle, leaving me and Beau Jest (who rarely posts) wandering in the wilderness.

The good news is that a quick spin on eBay and Etsy shows there are appropriate replacement options out there. Not to mention Press and O'Connell's.

Nothing else in that batch of stored clothing got moth-bit, incidentally.


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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:09 am 
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I never knew that moths would eat cotton! :o

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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:21 am 
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Neither did I. Maybe it was a mouse.


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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:03 am 
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If the suit wasn't cleaned before being stored, it could attract other insects. If the holes were small, it probably wasn't a mouse. Mice usually shred fabric for nesting material.

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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 am 
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Depending upon what info you read, silverfish, clothes moth larvae, and carpet beetle larvae can all eat cotton fibers. I think the latter two prefer animal fibers.

Silverfish may be more likely to be the culprit. The are not a fish. If they were, Patrick would be quickly and skillfully apprehending them.


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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:15 am 
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Ensiferous wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:12 am
Depending upon what info you read, silverfish, clothes moth larvae, and carpet beetle larvae can all eat cotton fibers. I think the latter two prefer animal fibers.

Silverfish may be more likely to be the culprit. The are not a fish. If they were, Patrick would be quickly and skillfully apprehending them.
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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 am 
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Billax, given the constant concern that moth larvae could be destroying beautiful wool items, and gypsy moth larvae stripping local trees naked, and the @#$%^&*+ squash vine borer moths landing on (and their larvae potentially destroying) plants in our garden, I have concluded that like a bad horror movie, the moths are actually out to get us.


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 Post subject: Re: Seersucker Blues
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:01 pm 
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I solved the problem by getting a J Press seersucker suit from Our Man in New Jersey.

I can still use the pants from the old one.


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