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Lapel rolls

August 16, 2011

Lapel Rolls

A beautiful lapel roll is a sight to behold, one of the touchstones of a high-quality jacket. Unfortunately, some dry…

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Hanging to dry is better for your shirts <em>and</em> better for mother nature

June 21, 2011

Hanging To Dry Is Better For Your Shirts and Better For Mother Nature

Hanging to dry is better for your shirts and better for mother nature. If you have a backyard, take advantage…

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Q and Answer: How to Clean a Tie

May 26, 2011

Q And Answer: How To Clean A Tie

Norm writes: I recently bought a lovely cornflower blue silk tie. I first wore it about two weeks ago, but…

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University of Illinois Extensions' Stain Solutions

May 12, 2011

University Of Illinois Extensions’ Stain Solutions

I was reading the Wall Street Journal’s article on underarm sweat stains and came across this excerpt The University of Illinois Extension…

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The key to ironing was putting the thing you want flat under the iron

April 13, 2011

The Key To Ironing Was Putting The Thing You Want Flat Under The Iron

I jokingly remarked on Twitter earlier today that the key to ironing was putting the thing you want flat under…

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Using Oxiclean for Stain Removal

February 14, 2011

Using Oxiclean For Stain Removal

In Episode 4 of Put This On, I address using Oxiclean to remove stains – particularly underarm stains. You can…

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“Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House,”

January 27, 2011

“Home Comforts: The Art And Science Of Keeping House,”

When I was researching the Q&A for episode four of Put This On, I reached for one of my favorite…

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Q and Answer: Why does wool get shiny?

October 14, 2010

Q And Answer: Why Does Wool Get Shiny?

Rob asks: Why do wool pants and suits get shiny over time? Is there any way to prevent/correct this? I…

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Q and Answer: How Do I Wash My Sweaters?

October 4, 2010

Q And Answer: How Do I Wash My Sweaters?

Conor writes to ask: I’m a big fan of wool jumpers (or sweaters I guess?) and cardigans. A lot of…

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Buying and using a clothes brush

September 29, 2010

Buying And Using A Clothes Brush

Buying and using a clothes brush

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Q and Answer: What Do I Do About Underarm Stains on Shirts?

September 10, 2010

Q And Answer: What Do I Do About Underarm Stains On Shirts?

Rebecca writes from Changwon, South Korea: My boyfriend and I are teaching in southern South Korea and it is the…

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Q and Answer: Laundering Dress Shirts

June 1, 2010

Q And Answer: Laundering Dress Shirts

Nick asks: Quick question for you. Since it’s the summer time, my dress shirts usually need washing after one wear…

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How to Really Clean A Shirt

March 11, 2010

How To Really Clean A Shirt

From our friends over at StyleForum, a five-step system for getting rid of stubborn stains in shirts using vinegar and…

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Q and Answer: Best Way to Clean Dress Shirts?

December 17, 2009

Q And Answer: Best Way To Clean Dress Shirts?

Jacob from LA writes to us: While I understand a good deal about the care of my New Standards, shirts…

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Q and Answer: Basic Shoe Care

November 11, 2009

Q And Answer: Basic Shoe Care

Alvin writes: I keep having issues dealing with wear on my brown leather shoes.  Specifically the toes. On the first…

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