how to remove smoke smell from mens clothing- removing cigarette cigar smoking scent hi! i'm antonio centeno, the founder of realmen real style. today, i'm going to be talking about getting the smell of smoke out of yourclothing. if you haven't already, please subscribe toour youtube channel. by doing that, these videos will come right to you. in addition,if you like this, if you find it useful, i would appreciate it if you would like it downbelow. and last but not least, while you're down there, make sure to grab our free 47-pagee-book on men's style. this is the question that came in. "antonio,i'm a nonsmoker, but i was at a wedding where people were smoking. i just had my sportscoat dry cleaned and i'm wondering what can
i do to get the smoke smell out of my clothingwithout taking it to the cleaners again? would putting it in the bathroom with a scentedcandle help? should i put it in a separate closet? thanks for all the help." it's a good question and it's something thatactually growing up in iowa in the mid '90s before they put all these bans and throughoutactually many other parts of the world, smoking is still allowed in public venues. peoplein california may not believe it because i think they've been, for years, ahead of everyoneelse, but my experience and my understanding, if you think about it, smoke and the smellof smoke is nothing more than particles of ash and other small debris floating throughthe air. and what happens when they get on
your clothing, it just starts to permeate.it goes through the various layers like air and it leaves small deposits on your clothing. the best thing you can do is let your clothingair out, so you want to put it on a proper suit hanger and if you want to see -- i'lllink to kirby's hanger project down below who's got these really great hangers. they'vegot two inches for your shoulders. the reason you want a proper suit hanger is it's goingto make sure that your suit stays open and then you want to leave it some place wherethere's a little bit of air flow. now, you don't want to put it through hurricanegale winds, but definitely it's not going to hurt to put it outside if possible. ifnot, then go ahead in an open room where you
do have some air movement, and you're goingto want to leave it for at least 24 hours, a bit longer if there's not much air movement,a bit shorter if you've got plenty of air movement, but this is going to help. air isgoing to move through and it's going to remove most of the deposits which have lodged themselvesin. in addition, you're going to want to use asuit brush and you're going to want to brush your suit after every wear, and you shouldbe doing this whether or not it smells at all because you'll get throughout the daypieces of food and other things that will deposit themselves on your jacket, and theonly way to get those is to physically remove them off or to send it to a dry cleaner wherethey're going to send -- well, certain things,
chemicals through the fabric and it's madeto actually pull it off. another thing that you could look at is togive your clothing a sponge bath or kind of like sponge cleaning where you're actuallytaking a small tissue or a sponge and you're spot cleaning and you're going over. thisdoes take a bit longer and i'm not going to recommend it if you don't have much time.you can easily spend 20 to 30 minutes, but it's a very gentle cleaning. it's not as harshas a dry cleaning and you're just applying a light bit of water. the problem with this though is it's actuallycausing those little smoke particles to lodge farther in, but what's going to do is it'sgoing to -- it's not really going to harm
the jacket much or i don't think it's goingto harm it at all, but what it's going to do is prevent them from flying back out andsomebody else smelling them because what you want to be careful of is whenever you're wearingthat jacket and you didnâ€™t air it out properly, when you move, you're going to cause air tomove between your body and the jacket, and that's going to push out those smoke particlesand that's why you normally smell it. so the best thing you can do, again, put iton the right type of hanger and then hang it out in an area where air is going to moveand it's just going to dislodge those over time and get rid of it. another thing thatyou can try doing, too, is to go ahead and kind of don't beat the jacket hard, but beatit against the surface and that will cause
a little bit of harder air flow to go throughand it will dislodge some of those small particles. i'm going to link you to a couple of goodarticles down below, again, kirby's website in addition to mine. i did a good articleon brushing a suit, but hopefully that helps. if not, you'll have to send it to the cleaners. i will see you guys in the next video. bye-bye.