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Winter coat smells of BO

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NisekoWhistler Thu 09-Nov-17 07:52:31

DH bought a new coat 2 weeks ago, it’s one of those quilted Barbour type jackets but from Hackett. Cost a whopping great £375 despite being made from polyester

Every time he wears this coat it’s stinks of BO by the second day. I’ve washed this 4 times now in two weeks. This clearly won’t work being his every day coat if it needs washing after almost every wear.

How can I get the shop to accept the coat back and refund? Would you say it’s not fit for purpose?

Laiste Thu 09-Nov-17 07:54:51

I'm not sure they'll take it back having been washed 4 times.

Horrible though if it's making him sweat that badly.

NewtsSuitcase Thu 09-Nov-17 07:54:58

It is fit for purpose but your DH sweats confused. I'm afraid that isn't their problem and I'm quite shocked that you think it is.

Auspiciouspanda Thu 09-Nov-17 07:55:31

If it stinks of BO surely you DH just needs better hygiene?

NewtsSuitcase Thu 09-Nov-17 07:55:35

Presumably he's too hot in it at the moment. It hasn't been cold in most of the country other than for a couple of hours on a couple of mornings.

MadForlt Thu 09-Nov-17 07:56:00

No, I wouldn't say it's not fit for purpose. It's possible that you could try that to get a refund for your husband's deodorant, however.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 09-Nov-17 07:57:37

The shop won’t take it back.

sooperdooper Thu 09-Nov-17 07:58:00

You don't have a coat problem, you have a DH with BO problem, doesn't he use deodorant?? Do all his clothes stink? Why isn't he washing his own coat?

bottlesandcans Thu 09-Nov-17 07:59:37

Tell your husband to dry perspirex. I have tp use it to stop excessive sweating.
Costs about £8 in boots. I promise you it works and his clothes won't smell at all.

Pickleypickles Thu 09-Nov-17 08:00:17

Better deoderant?

Laiste Thu 09-Nov-17 08:00:38

Are you basing the not fit for puropse on the material? The fact that it's polyester wasn't hidden. There was no deception. He chose a really expensive polyester jacket.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 09-Nov-17 08:00:51

Is it definitely BO? Does your dh actually smell?

I’ve heard of coat treatments (chemicals they apply) can make them stink when worn

Lucisky Thu 09-Nov-17 08:03:52

It's nt really been that cold yet. Perhaps he should hold off wearing it at the mo until it gets really bitter as it is obviously too warm for it.
Man made materials make you sweat more and they don't breathe either, so there is nowhere for the sweat to go.
Lastly, and this is a personal one, but does your H wear clean clothes under it every time, having washed and used a good quality deo/anti perspirant? I am sure he does, but I just had to ask!
It's an expensive jacket, shame if he can't use it.

NisekoWhistler Thu 09-Nov-17 08:04:03

He showers twice a day religiously! He does sweat more than your average man but has never had this problem with any other item of clothing

GlitterGlue Thu 09-Nov-17 08:08:10

Is it only the coat that smells, or does he and his other clothes smell after wearing it?

BriechonCheese Thu 09-Nov-17 08:08:10

Some of the packaging chemicals used with cheap materials can give off a sort of wet dog-come body odour scent when activated by heat.

So whilst I would normally say this isn't their problem, this could in fact be a material or packaging issue. Is he usually smelly?

Sweetdreamer93 Thu 09-Nov-17 08:18:32

Some awful comments!!
Spiteful!
People can have smelly shoes/slippers but still shower twice a day.
I don’t think it’s the shop’s responsibility to take it back as it doesn’t suit your husband and it’s been washed.

Rebeccaslicker Thu 09-Nov-17 08:21:05

Combination of him getting too hot in it and manmade fibres, sorry OP. Definitely not the coat's fault.

He could try waiting until it's a bit colder or taking it off if he has a bit of his journey with a train/tube etc, or perhaps wearing an extra shirt/vest or something that he can take off when he arrives?

Otherwise maybe have it cleaned, donate to a charity shop or eBay it, and find a different type

NewtsSuitcase Thu 09-Nov-17 08:21:45

How are the comments awful and spiteful? confused

DontDrinkDontSmoke Thu 09-Nov-17 08:25:36

I have a hoodie that’s the same!

I don’t generally smell, honest! This hoodie which is a very fluffy and cosy man made material has to be washed after every wear due to oxter smells.

That’s ok for a hoodie though, not a coat.

toolonglurking Thu 09-Nov-17 08:27:47

Take it to the dry cleaners and ask them?

Oddmanout Thu 09-Nov-17 08:31:15

Its been washed 4 times so they won't take it back, but if you genuinely think its defective in some way then contact the manufacturer.

Sounds to me like its just too warm for the weather yet as others have said.

As an aside, £375 is a hell of a lot for a coat so I'd be wanting to keep it for years - this is not an issue I'd want to have in the first 2 weeks!

Rebeccaslicker Thu 09-Nov-17 08:31:41

There's an interesting explanation here (no really!) and some alternatives to washing every time:

www.modernmom.com/how-to-rid-underarm-odor-in-a-coat-without-washing-it-120405.html

Annelind Thu 09-Nov-17 08:36:41

Polyester is a cheap man made material, as other posters have said - it simply doesn't breathe like natural fibres. He'd be much better off with natural fibre outerwear. An expensive mistake!

Missingstreetlife Thu 09-Nov-17 08:46:21

Take it back. It's worth a try. If not write to maker.
It's expensive, they should want happy customers

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