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Drying Off

December 3, 2012

Drying Off

It started raining in the Bay Area this weekend. Really turbulent winds and heavy showers meant that every time I…

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Dealing with Stains

November 21, 2012

Dealing With Stains

Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow and you, or someone you know, will likely spill something on their best clothes, I thought…

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How to Take Care of Rugged Boots

September 3, 2012

How To Take Care Of Rugged Boots

I spent yesterday’s afternoon cleaning and preparing my field boots for use this fall. Rugged boots, such as those designed…

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Taking Care of Shell Cordovan

July 24, 2012

Taking Care Of Shell Cordovan

Ron Rider gives some simple tips on how to clean up and restore shell cordovan shoes. Above is a pair…

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Proper Clothing Care

May 2, 2012

Proper Clothing Care

Presumably you have all the things you need to properly take care of your shoes (cedar trees, conditioners and cleaners,…

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Q and Answer: Can I Get Bedbugs From Used Clothes on eBay?

April 16, 2012

Q And Answer: Can I Get Bedbugs From Used Clothes On EBay?

Dwight asks: What is the risk of getting bedbugs from an eBay purchase and what are the proper steps to…

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Boning Up on Shells

March 19, 2012

Boning Up On Shells

My go to shoes for rainy days are these shell cordovan boots by Brooks Brothers. Shell cordovan is wonderful at…

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Bulling Shoes

March 7, 2012

Bulling Shoes

Every once in a while, I like to bull my shoes. Bulling refers to a shoe polishing technique that results…

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Go Easy on the Wax

February 8, 2012

Go Easy On The Wax

I recently bought a new pair of Crockett and Jones Belgraves from a seller I found online. I was able…

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Q and Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

November 29, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Store Your Shoe Care Supplies?

Matt writes to ask: Can you suggest a kit or supply chest for shoe care products? Ethan Desu once wrote something…

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Q and Answer: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

November 14, 2011

Q And Answer: How Should You Protect Your Suede Shoes?

Brett writes to ask: I have a pair of suede plain-toe bluchers coming from Alden.  What do you do, if…

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Some more tips on seasonal storage

October 27, 2011

Some More Tips On Seasonal Storage

Park & Bond asked me to write some more tips on seasonal storage, so I put something together. Check it…

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Don't Dry Clean Sweaters.

October 24, 2011

Don’t Dry Clean Sweaters.

Please. Just hand wash them. Every few months, if they need it.

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How to Dry Clothes Properly

September 26, 2011

How To Dry Clothes Properly

An electric, heat-conducing dryer is the enemy of all clothing. Cotton fibers are supposed to have some humidity in them,…

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Autumn has caught us in our summer wear

September 21, 2011

Autumn Has Caught Us In Our Summer Wear

Autumn has caught us in our summer wear. – Philip Larkin, British poet Fall officially begins on Friday. Before you…

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