I’m dyed.

So I took the plunge, and decided to risk ruining this organic cotton Engineered Garments coat. I just find myself not really digging the off white color, it didn’t seem to blend with everything else I was wearing. One scarlet red coat, and one dark brown coat later – I got pretty close to the color I was looking for: “barn door” red. Ever since I dyed it, it seems to be worn a lot more. I really love how it did not dye the stitching due to the threads not being 100% cotton, but probably a cotton/poly mix. Just as a forewarning, I got a little dye crazy and tried dyeing something else and ruined it… so me posting my process would be useless, because I did not do it the right way by any means. This is definitely a neat way to switch up some garments you may not be wearing, and hopefully make them wearable again (or ruin them, in my case.)


Filed under Engineered Garments, Made in USA

8 responses to “I’m dyed.

  1. Great job! I love the colour, and the fact that you didn’t just throw it away because you didn’t like the colour. We can all learn from your lesson! Reid.

  2. Bob

    Looks good! I hope you didn’t ruin anything nice with the dye job that didn’t work out.

    Also, thanks on the tip about RRL @ polo outlets from awhile back, finally got around to checking mine out and they had some great stuff.

  3. Sorry, but I can’t imagine you stuffing something up, although I have been known to turn beautiful knitwear into tea-coloured rags by trying to “enhance” the colour.Kudos for taking an beautifully constructed piece and crafting it perfectly.

  4. This is fantastic, no surprises.

  5. Sonny

    Turned out nice! I’m curious, what’d the ruined one end up looking like?

  6. Al

    That’s a lovely colour, well in Ryan.

  7. Where did you get that dye, I’m looking at dyeing as well!

  8. Where did you get that dye?

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