Royale Filmwear Madagascar Shirt Color Correction

BCFDRayBCFDRay Joppa, MarylandPosts: 373MI6 Agent
In keeping with David Zaritsky’s frugal Bond, I have a frugal fix for the Royale Filmwear Madagascar shirt. Don’t get me wrong, the shirt is fantastic as is, but I wanted the screen accurate color.

First I went through Rit Dye’s entire Formula catalog online and picked what I thought was the closest color to the screen accurate color and bought the corresponding dyes. Continuing the frugality of the shirt, I went to AC Moore armed with a coupon.


EE4-AE119-2-F6-B-475-D-9520-C37-E49-C3-FBA5.jpg
6969-B853-B675-4135-A0-FD-7-D11-E38118-AE.png

$4 and change later, it was time to experiment., I grabbed a white cotton T-shirt and started playing with time in the solution


4-D32-DDB5-3-F7-C-4696-B22-E-C8-A7-C36-A4455.jpg

After deciding on the formula and length of time that looked best, I took the plunge and here are the results


82-A4-D7-EB-066-C-4-CBB-9-E35-39-B0-CDA57463.jpgBEFORE


804-E9253-DEAE-49-EC-90-EB-B01-C5-A9-C96-A4.jpgAFTER


AC667-E69-A1-FF-4398-B5-A4-09-C880862210.jpg


Here’s my formula:
4 gallons of Very hot water
1.25 teaspoons of Rit Golden Yellow
1/4 teaspoon of Rit Fuchsia
Mix thoroughly

Add pre-wet shirt and stir constantly
Every so often unball the shirt and put it back in the solution to make sure the dye is applied evenly.
Total time in the solution was 10 minutes
I removed the shirt and ran cold water over it until the water was clear.
I then ran it through a wash cycle with detergent and dried on a very low heat.



A032-FA78-3244-4651-8008-5-B6-C3-CD6-C81-E.jpg

Fun little project and I’m very happy with the results!

Comments

  • CheverianCheverian Posts: 1,115MI6 Agent
    Nicely done! This shirt doesn't appeal to me. I don't hate it the way some here do, but I can't see adding it to my wardrobe. But I am consistently impressed with and grateful for Dan Love's projects. I expect he might be using your dye formula if he does another run of this shirt.
  • Enjoying DeathEnjoying Death Toronto, ON CANADAPosts: 1,136MI6 Agent
    BCFDRay wrote:
    In keeping with David Zaritsky’s frugal Bond, I have a frugal fix for the Royale Filmwear Madagascar shirt. Don’t get me wrong, the shirt is fantastic as is, but I wanted the screen accurate color.

    First I went through Rit Dye’s entire Formula catalog online and picked what I thought was the closest color to the screen accurate color and bought the corresponding dyes. Continuing the frugality of the shirt, I went to AC Moore armed with a coupon.


    EE4-AE119-2-F6-B-475-D-9520-C37-E49-C3-FBA5.jpg
    6969-B853-B675-4135-A0-FD-7-D11-E38118-AE.png

    $4 and change later, it was time to experiment., I grabbed a white cotton T-shirt and started playing with time in the solution


    4-D32-DDB5-3-F7-C-4696-B22-E-C8-A7-C36-A4455.jpg

    After deciding on the formula and length of time that looked best, I took the plunge and here are the results


    82-A4-D7-EB-066-C-4-CBB-9-E35-39-B0-CDA57463.jpgBEFORE


    804-E9253-DEAE-49-EC-90-EB-B01-C5-A9-C96-A4.jpgAFTER


    AC667-E69-A1-FF-4398-B5-A4-09-C880862210.jpg


    Here’s my formula:
    4 gallons of Very hot water
    1.25 teaspoons of Rit Golden Yellow
    1/4 teaspoon of Rit Fuchsia
    Mix thoroughly

    Add pre-wet shirt and stir constantly
    Every so often unball the shirt and put it back in the solution to make sure the dye is applied evenly.
    Total time in the solution was 10 minutes
    I removed the shirt and ran cold water over it until the water was clear.
    I then ran it through a wash cycle with detergent and dried on a very low heat.



    A032-FA78-3244-4651-8008-5-B6-C3-CD6-C81-E.jpg

    Fun little project and I’m very happy with the results!

    Great job and thanks for the info. Will now be dyeing mine as well.
    Pussy Galore: “My name is Pussy Galore.”
    Bond: “I must be dreaming.”
  • BCFDRayBCFDRay Joppa, MarylandPosts: 373MI6 Agent
    Thank you! Definitely do some samples before committing.
  • The Bond ExperienceThe Bond Experience Newtown, PAPosts: 5,472Quartermasters
    REALLY great solution!
  • James BoldmanJames Boldman Amherst, MAPosts: 456MI6 Agent
    Awesome, thanks for posting!
  • NC-MI6-00NC-MI6-00 Posts: 103MI6 Agent
    Love my Royale Madagascar, but gonna attempt this as well. Thank you for the (successful) experiment!

    Wish me luck!

    Thanks again.
  • Matt NMatt N Posts: 6MI6 Agent
    I saw a comment on David's youtube video that the same effect can be achieved with a couple of tea bags...

    Given I'm a Brit and Rit Dye seems to be be hard to come by here, but we've got tea by the bucket load, I decided to given it a go earlier. I'm not sure my 1st attempt made that much difference, but after a bit of research, I repeated the process with four tea bags, 2 tables spoons of salt, and enough hot water to cover. I gave the shirt a wash afterwards, and while it didn't look obviously different initially, it did seem to take the edge off the edge of the brightness and now I've gone back and compared to the video, it does look a lot closer to SA

    While the dye method is probably the better and more permanent of the two, the tea method seems to do the trick and, at least for us in the UK, is probably the more frugal of the two methods. It also seems to be a time honoured method of ageing fabrics, which I think is essentially what the shirt needed
  • CommanderBCommanderB San FranciscoPosts: 85MI6 Agent
    This is fantastic -- Definitely going to try it. Thanks!
    “What is your occupation?”
    “That’s not the sort of thing that looks good on a form."
  • CommanderBCommanderB San FranciscoPosts: 85MI6 Agent
    Cheverian wrote:
    Nicely done! This shirt doesn't appeal to me. I don't hate it the way some here do, but I can't see adding it to my wardrobe. But I am consistently impressed with and grateful for Dan Love's projects. I expect he might be using your dye formula if he does another run of this shirt.

    I sort of agree with you about the shirt generally -- not typically my style -- BUT, since my family goes to Hawaii fairly regularly and I'm loathe to buy a typical Hawaiian shirt, Dan's is the perfect compromise.
    “What is your occupation?”
    “That’s not the sort of thing that looks good on a form."
  • BCFDRayBCFDRay Joppa, MarylandPosts: 373MI6 Agent
    Matt N wrote:
    I saw a comment on David's youtube video that the same effect can be achieved with a couple of tea bags...

    Given I'm a Brit and Rit Dye seems to be be hard to come by here, but we've got tea by the bucket load, I decided to given it a go earlier. I'm not sure my 1st attempt made that much difference, but after a bit of research, I repeated the process with four tea bags, 2 tables spoons of salt, and enough hot water to cover. I gave the shirt a wash afterwards, and while it didn't look obviously different initially, it did seem to take the edge off the edge of the brightness and now I've gone back and compared to the video, it does look a lot closer to SA

    While the dye method is probably the better and more permanent of the two, the tea method seems to do the trick and, at least for us in the UK, is probably the more frugal of the two methods. It also seems to be a time honoured method of ageing fabrics, which I think is essentially what the shirt needed

    Ive done some props with a tea stain before, a Statesman bourbon label, and it does work, but has to be highly concentrated to have much of an effect
  • Lone WolfLone Wolf Philadelphia, PAPosts: 9MI6 Agent
    I love the creativity to this! While I have always enjoyed Daniel Love's projects, the Madagascar shirt has never been my style, but seeing the extreme brightness of the shirt in David's video, it seemed very jarring. Seeing this simple, efficient, and cheap solution really makes it a worthwhile purchase and project for anyone on the fence about this shirt. Well done Ray!
  • johnwr1johnwr1 Fallston, MDPosts: 102MI6 Agent
    Thanks to Ray for the perfect formula. Finally had a chance to dye mine. Came out great.

    2-ECF59-A3-83-F0-4-FB6-9-F05-1-DDD57864124.jpg

    D0-E2-BDE1-EC66-4-E2-C-9436-AC21-E528-B2-EF.jpg
  • Penfold99Penfold99 Posts: 1MI6 Agent
    I am brand new to the site, but I wanted to say I did mine with tea, and got just about the same result...We'll see how it lasts, I imagine it may fade some with washes???

    Dave
  • ThomoThomo ReadingPosts: 885MI6 Agent
    Question for my UK colleagues. Has the tea version of dying this worked over the longer term? Is that the best method do we think? Thanks everyone
  • OOOO United KingdomPosts: 16MI6 Agent
    I had a go with the Rit dye and managed to turn my shirt a nice shade of pink! Doh!

    I’m not really sure what I did wrong. The fuchsia seems a much stronger dye colour than the golden yellow and overpowered it I guess. I did follow the quantities carefully (1.25 teaspoons golden yellow, 0,25 teaspoon fuchsia), so I’m not sure why it was so out. Others have clearly had success so the formula must be good. This is the first time I’ve ever attempted dying anything though, so no doubt it was something I did wrong! Any further tips on achieving the correct colour if I were to try again from scratch?

    Robert
    Hola. Somos maestros en año sabático… y nos ganamos la lotería.
  • Hart008Hart008 Posts: 601MI6 Agent
    got the shirt and i thought it was just me when i saw it, so it did seem too white hehe, ill try the tea solution, how long did you guys submerge it in tea water haha
    Yes i did ride the CAT
  • BCFDRayBCFDRay Joppa, MarylandPosts: 373MI6 Agent
    OO wrote:
    I had a go with the Rit dye and managed to turn my shirt a nice shade of pink! Doh!

    I’m not really sure what I did wrong. The fuchsia seems a much stronger dye colour than the golden yellow and overpowered it I guess. I did follow the quantities carefully (1.25 teaspoons golden yellow, 0,25 teaspoon fuchsia), so I’m not sure why it was so out. Others have clearly had success so the formula must be good. This is the first time I’ve ever attempted dying anything though, so no doubt it was something I did wrong! Any further tips on achieving the correct colour if I were to try again from scratch?

    Robert

    I haven’t the slightest idea of what could have went wrong. Are you sure you didn’t do the mix backwards?
  • OOOO United KingdomPosts: 16MI6 Agent
    BCFDRay wrote:
    I haven’t the slightest idea of what could have went wrong. Are you sure you didn’t do the mix backwards?

    I'm very sure the quantities weren't backwards. The only thing I can possibly imagine is maybe I have a bad batch of the Golden Yellow dye, if that's even possible.

    Thanks for posting the original idea. It looks great. Since Daniel's running such a heavy discount at the moment I think I'll give it another go, but I'll do some tests on a white cotton sample first next time so I don't screw it up again!

    Robert
    Hola. Somos maestros en año sabático… y nos ganamos la lotería.
  • ellipsis97ellipsis97 Posts: 54MI6 Agent
    70823069-965884857143238-6789903743727960064-n.jpg

    Tea solution , 48 hours with 6 black tea bags
  • ThomoThomo ReadingPosts: 885MI6 Agent
    ellipsis97 wrote:
    70823069-965884857143238-6789903743727960064-n.jpg

    Tea solution , 48 hours with 6 black tea bags

    That looks great - so black tea (bags) yes. have you washed it since? Did it fade at all??
  • ellipsis97ellipsis97 Posts: 54MI6 Agent
    Thomo wrote:
    ellipsis97 wrote:
    70823069-965884857143238-6789903743727960064-n.jpg

    Tea solution , 48 hours with 6 black tea bags

    That looks great - so black tea (bags) yes. have you washed it since? Did it fade at all??


    I put it in cold water with white vinegar after 48 hours which helps settle the color
    I let it dry completely and put it on washing machine (30 degrees celcius)
    Hasn't faded at all yet
  • ThomoThomo ReadingPosts: 885MI6 Agent
    ellipsis97 wrote:
    Thomo wrote:
    ellipsis97 wrote:
    70823069-965884857143238-6789903743727960064-n.jpg

    Tea solution , 48 hours with 6 black tea bags

    That looks great - so black tea (bags) yes. have you washed it since? Did it fade at all??


    I put it in cold water with white vinegar after 48 hours which helps settle the color
    I let it dry completely and put it on washing machine (30 degrees celcius)
    Hasn't faded at all yet

    What a great job
Sign In or Register to comment.