Proper Clothing Care
Presumably you have all the things you need to properly take care of your shoes (cedar trees, conditioners and cleaners, and polishes), as well as some cedar in your closet to ward off moths. Here are a few other things that I think everyone should own.
- Seam ripper and travel-sized sewing kit: Learn to sew on buttons, do basic repairs, and open things such as sewn up pockets on suits.
- Sweater De-Fuzzer: This electronic shaver will take off all the pills from your sweaters and make them look new again. There are cheaper shavers around, but I use this one and can personally recommend it. For added pleasure (and a touch of class), I suggest you shave your sweater while wearing it.
- Clothing brush: Instead of giving your suits, coats, and blazers a chemical bath at the dry cleaner every few weeks, do it once or twice a year, at most. In between those times, you can gently brush off the dirt and lint using a clothing brush. You clothes will last much longer this way. Buy one with a two-sided brush, so that you have stiffer bristles for harder jobs.