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ANYONE KNOW OF A BLACK PANT FABRIC THAT DOESN'T COLLECT FUR & LINT?

Started 1321543370.63 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1322156367.4 by CaChica

What is it with black? I have several pair of black pants in different denims, knits, etc. I also have two cats. {#emotions_dlg.blink} Therein lies the problem. I love my little furbabies but would like to be able to have a pair of black pants that doesn't show all the fur. I groom them constantly. Anyone know of any fabric that is not a fur magnet? Thank you!

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luvmypupz1321543590.794991 PostsRegistered 8/30/2010By the Sea Shore

Never found any yet. With 4 dogs I have the same problem. The lint roller is my friend!

"I confronted the fact that I was not only talking to a dog, but answering for one." - Claire Cook, Must Love Dogs

Jen S1321543762.732091 PostsRegistered 5/24/2010WI

We bought stock in the lint roller companies (j/k, but it feels that way). If you ever find it, please let us know. I feel your pain.{#emotions_dlg.crying}

author1321543791.3334279 PostsRegistered 7/3/2005

The only kind I've found is the original Citiknits fabric, Chico's, CC, etc., which I really don't wear anymore but it was great for no cat hair or lint. Some more expensive trousers with great blends (poly/wool/rayon) don't attract lint/hair but I don't wear them around the house either. But for casual, the only thing in black cotton I can wear with my mostly white cat is black denim.

Brinklii1321543826.70310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 11/17/2011 luvmypupz said:

Never found any yet. With 4 dogs I have the same problem. The lint roller is my friend!

Yea...me too. I brush off my pants, and then get in my car...and I'm full of fur again. Never seem to be able to get it all out of my car after the cats have been in there (taking them to the vet, etc.). I was wondering about something like the citiknits fabric. Don't know if that would collect or not.

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Brinklii1321543896.34710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 11/17/2011 author said:

The only kind I've found is the original Citiknits fabric, Chico's, CC, etc., which I really don't wear anymore but it was great for no cat hair or lint. Some more expensive trousers with great blends (poly/wool/rayon) don't attract lint/hair but I don't wear them around the house either. But for casual, the only thing in black cotton I can wear with my mostly white cat is black denim.

Author ~~ Does the black denim NOT collect fur?

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author1321545719.864279 PostsRegistered 7/3/2005

I find that all denim is better at non-fur collecting, and the black does get it but not as bad as plain black cotton pants. But sadly yes, it still does attract fur. Dark wash indigo denim isn't bad either, but as far as lint rollers go,yes keep them everywhere, use often! It's worth it, love my cat.

Kathleen1321546369.35712888 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

As others have mentioned - the Citiknits acetate/spandex and Chico's Travelers do not attract lint.

Neither does SG's lustra knit.

BUT ... if you have kids or animals around - those fabrics are going to get snagged. You'll be replacing one problem with another.

BurbankKate1321546524.326188 PostsRegistered 11/18/2007Home of: Disney Studios,W. Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon network, media capital of the world

I find that the Eileen Fisher Crepe pants attract very little and give me the comfort of a knit pant without a lot of weight. They are tropic weight and the fit and stretch is great. www.neimanmarcus.com go to: eileen fisher...HTH.

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Brinklii1321550817.1310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Thanks, everyone! I'll have to look at the pants recommended. Meanwhile...I'll keep the lint rollers around!

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Kitlynn1321551340.752440 PostsRegistered 1/4/2008Colorado

If you own cats or dogs that shed you are going to have fur on your pants no matter what color or fabric they are. The only way to keep the fur and hair off is to just have your pants cleaned at the cleaners then they put them in plastic and then you just have to leave them sealed up and when you are going to wear them especially black ones just step outside and carry them with you and take them out of the plastic and slip into them. If you have ever had your animals that shed in your vehicle you will need to use the plastic from the cleaners that your pants are in and spread it over your seat and then sit down. Now, this might get a little expensive taking your pants to the cleaners all the time and it might be a little embarrassing putting your pants on outside in front of the neighbors ( be sure to wear pretty panties) and it might get a little tiring having to cover that seat all the time. It might be easier just to use a lint roller and get most of it off and then just go on about your rat killing and know that you have fur babies you love!! LOL

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FunkyHulaG­irl1321553569.9336719 PostsRegistered 6/25/2011Wherever I go, there I am!

Just get a T-shirt that says, "No outfit is complete without cat hair!" {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

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StylishWom­an1321554682.417765 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009SW FL

Leather works for me. A relative had multiple cats and I always wore leather when visiting. I would guess faux leather would work also, for those so inclined.

Seannie1321554805.8780 PostsRegistered 8/21/2008

Yes, Carolyn Strauss Collection on HSN.

Seannie

madcity4111321556607.74573 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
On 11/17/2011 StylishWoman said:

Leather works for me. A relative had multiple cats and I always wore leather when visiting. I would guess faux leather would work also, for those so inclined.


I was just going to say the same thing. Your beat me to it StylishWoman!!! Leather rules in that situation, and looks great too. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

CouponQueen1321557788.2974292 PostsRegistered 10/21/2010

Good luck with that..as I sit here with a lint roller cleaning off my black slacks!!

It seems some slacks attract every little bit of lint (hair) out there!

LostGirl1321563130.8435023 PostsRegistered 10/22/2009

Another vote for Travelers from Chico's, SG liquid knit pants and Carolyn Strauss pants.

What do the leather wearing ladies do when visiting in hot weather? Ugh!

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rosie031321563538.653725 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007

SLINKY brand from the Southern channel, the fur does not cling to it, I have 3 dogs, 1 cat, and no problem with this happening. Ready to walk out the door even after playing with the "kids" before leaving.

LipstickDi­va1321563729.09337863 PostsRegistered 4/22/2005On the Lake in Ohio

Okay no lie but while those Chico's Travelers, Carolyn Strauss, etc. type fabrics don't collect the fur, I have had my dogs' hair get woven through that type of fabric and I have to pick it out! {#emotions_dlg.angry}

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gigot1321569181.465299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010

Citiknits and Women with Control(most of the time) but I find crepe pants are good also. I have found that a great quality pet food and brushing daily or on a regular basis is the best remedy.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1} The best and it is so reasonable, is the Blue Seal(made in U.S. and based in New England and no problems with that toxic issue a few years back)brand but sold through horse feed dealers and pet places-just call or go online. For dogs, I use the Blue Seal Natural 26 dry(just the right amt. of protein so good stools and no runs);cats I use the 12 oz. wet Harvest Supper Chicken with vegs. It is such a sumptious pate(no fillers or by-products)style that I am tempted to spread on a cracker!!{#emotions_dlg.w00t} I have one cat that was rescue that has to have dry at night so I use what she eats-purina dry BUT the sensitive systems/skin label only. She was a horrible shedder when I got her but after two months on this dual regimen-no hair or very scant. I have used Blue Seal for 30 years and many horse people swear by it. Good luck but this is my remedy for hair issues! Sounds like the pet forum but I say get to the "root" of the problem.

frisky_fil­ly1321569581.073883 PostsRegistered 12/7/2005

LOL, I think you girls have hit the nail on the head in several of your comments. If you have pets, forget about wearing black without happy little pet hairs being a part of the look! I am never without at least a few wayward horse or dog hairs somewhere on any outfit! {#emotions_dlg.lol} Gotta love the rascals though! The equines and canines that is...not so much the never ending loose hair! I am forever pulling out the lint brush.

Kathleen1321570870.9712888 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down
On 11/17/2011 frisky_filly said:

LOL, I think you girls have hit the nail on the head in several of your comments. If you have pets, forget about wearing black without happy little pet hairs being a part of the look! I am never without at least a few wayward horse or dog hairs somewhere on any outfit! {#emotions_dlg.lol} Gotta love the rascals though! The equines and canines that is...not so much the never ending loose hair! I am forever pulling out the lint brush.

Another alternative - choose a pet with black hair/fur.

Brinklii1321571486.88710278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 11/17/2011 Kathleen said:
On 11/17/2011 frisky_filly said:

LOL, I think you girls have hit the nail on the head in several of your comments. If you have pets, forget about wearing black without happy little pet hairs being a part of the look! I am never without at least a few wayward horse or dog hairs somewhere on any outfit! {#emotions_dlg.lol} Gotta love the rascals though! The equines and canines that is...not so much the never ending loose hair! I am forever pulling out the lint brush.

Another alternative - choose a pet with black hair/fur.

I have a black cat! What's up with that?

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

Brinklii1321571542.61310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 11/17/2011 StylishWoman said:

Leather works for me. A relative had multiple cats and I always wore leather when visiting. I would guess faux leather would work also, for those so inclined.

I think I'm too old for leather pants. Aren't you worried that they would claw holes in the leather? {#emotions_dlg.scared}

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StylishLady1321573562.8433943 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

I'm 76 and enjoy wearing leather. I kept the cats off me. Not a problem and no cat hairs on me when I left.

arrabella1321723745.561387 PostsRegistered 1/25/2007So. Ca.

With 3 Poms, there is no such thing as lint free black or any dark colors for that matter. I keep a lint roller in my car and my DH laughs at me because when I wear dark colors, I spread a sheet on the floor of the garage and get dressed in there and don’t dare to go back in the house! LOL!!!

I do use Static Guard spray and it helps a lot.

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