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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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The Power of the Jiffy Steamer: Jiffy J-2000 Review

September 8, 2011

The Power Of The Jiffy Steamer: Jiffy J-2000 Review

For years I’d been hearing and reading about the power of steamers, but I never quite believed what I heard….

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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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