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How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

March 31, 2020

How To Take Care Of Your Shoes

With so much more time at home, I’ve been using the opportunity to take care of some household chores. Over…

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Tiny Laundry Solutions for Tiny Living Spaces

March 16, 2020

Tiny Laundry Solutions For Tiny Living Spaces

I was supposed to jump on a flight to Mexico later this week to attend a friend’s wedding. I had…

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I Dropped $160 On Lint Brushes And Tested Each One So You Don’t Have To

March 4, 2020

I Dropped $160 On Lint Brushes And Tested Each One So You Don’t Have To

Every day, I wake up with the renewed hope that I’ll look as fabulous as the picture-perfect influencers I follow…

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The Very Useful Snag Nab-It

February 5, 2020

The Very Useful Snag Nab-It

I have a cat. Along with usual things that come with having a pet, such as accepting you’ll always have…

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The Problem with Saphir Renovateur

January 13, 2020

The Problem With Saphir Renovateur

Saphir’s Medaille d’Or Renovateur has been called “liquid gold.” Men who are obsessive about their shoes often recommend it as the…

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Actual Menswear Essentials

January 7, 2020

Actual Menswear Essentials

In the last ten years, as men’s style has grown and evolved, the idea of what it means to be…

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How To Care For a Suede Jacket

September 4, 2019

How To Care For A Suede Jacket

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the natural wear and tear that gets put into clothing. Leather shoes look…

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Japan's Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

June 19, 2019

Japan’s Shoeshine Champions Explain Proper Shoe Care

Last year, nearly fifty people, amateurs and professionals included, gathered into a room to compete for the title of being…

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What To Do If You Get Milkshaked

May 22, 2019

What To Do If You Get Milkshaked

Politics has always been a dirty business, but it’s never been this dirty. Over the last few weeks, angry Brits…

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Experts Weigh-In On When to Wash It

April 23, 2019

Experts Weigh-In On When To Wash It

Adam writes: I bought an overcoat in November and it’s served me well this winter. It’s probably my favorite thing…

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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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