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A Textile Conservator Explains How to Deal With Clothes Moths

March 12, 2019

A Textile Conservator Explains How To Deal With Clothes Moths

If the mere thought of clothes moths fluttering out of your closet strikes terror into your heart, imagine if your…

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I’d Like to Try to Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing with Moths, without Pesticides

March 7, 2019

I’d Like To Try To Fumigate This Here Sweater: Dealing With Moths, Without Pesticides

Two things that make modern menswear enthusiasts shudder: bad return policies and moths. The former can be avoided, the latter…

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The Joy of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale for Clothing Enthusiasts

January 21, 2019

The Joy Of Sparking Joy: A Kondo Scale For Clothing Enthusiasts

The poem from which the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony draws (maybe you know it), Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to…

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Fear and Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

November 12, 2018

Fear And Clothing: Keeping Suede Shoes Clean This Winter

There’s this old story about George Hoby, a famous shoemaker in London who lived during the early 19th century. Supposedly,…

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Take Me in and Dry the Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

October 4, 2018

Take Me In And Dry The Rain: Weather-proofing Your Leather Shoes

Have you ever marched 10 miles with cold, wet feet? “The ‘poor bloody infantry’ have had to trust their feet…

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Guide to Cleaning Sneakers

July 30, 2018

Guide To Cleaning Sneakers

Summer is in full swing, which means your sneakers are probably getting a good workout. All those hikes, ice cream…

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Getting Rid of That Thrift Store Smell

June 23, 2018

Getting Rid Of That Thrift Store Smell

It’s probably happened to you–browsing thrift store racks, you spy a diamond in the moth-nibbled rough. You grab it before…

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The Best Online Resource for Cleaning Questions

January 29, 2018

The Best Online Resource For Cleaning Questions

The blessing and curse of the internet is that anyone can put up information. That’s why online guides on how…

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Ten Stages of Grief When You Find Moth Holes

January 16, 2018

Ten Stages Of Grief When You Find Moth Holes

Our friend Edwin has a great post this morning on what to do when you find moth holes. He lists the…

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How to Clean Every Fall & Winter Fabric

November 13, 2017

How To Clean Every Fall & Winter Fabric

At the heart of it, style this time of year comes down to fabrics. We love fall/ winter clothes for…

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How to Remove Oil Stains From Clothes

October 23, 2017

How To Remove Oil Stains From Clothes

Accidents happen to the best of us. You can be eating some pizza and a bit of errant grease drips…

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Where to Sell Your Old Clothes

September 20, 2017

Where To Sell Your Old Clothes

Not all purchases are going to be great – and even great ones don’t always get the wear they deserve….

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Should You Use Cream or Wax Polish for Shoes?

August 31, 2017

Should You Use Cream Or Wax Polish For Shoes?

After Jesse’s post yesterday on how the US Navy is implementing new rules around shoes, one of our readers emailed…

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A Complete A to Z Guide on Proper Shoe Care

August 30, 2017

A Complete A To Z Guide On Proper Shoe Care

If you want to score a pair of good dress shoes for less than $150, your best bet is to…

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Don’t Let Crayons Cramp Dad’s Style

August 30, 2017

Don’t Let Crayons Cramp Dad’s Style

Becoming a dad means you get used to certain changes from your pre-kid life. Rarely do you get to sleep…

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