Breaking News: Waxed Cotton Jackets are Waxy

July 28, 2014

Breaking News: Waxed Cotton Jackets Are Waxy

I recently ruined a brand new leather jacket, which taught me a thing or two about storage and cleaning. First,…

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The Most Important Step in Storage

April 16, 2014

The Most Important Step In Storage

Every time we transition into fall or spring, I pack away the clothes I know I won’t be wearing for…

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Finding a Good Dry Cleaner

March 14, 2013

Finding A Good Dry Cleaner

With the amount of information online about clothing construction and quality, there’s surprisingly little about how to find a good…

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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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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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The Great Kefir Clean-Up

March 22, 2012

The Great Kefir Clean-Up

When we planned our ad spot for Lifeway Kefir, we expected to find some clothes for me to wear at…

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A Three-Step Process to Finding Good Tailors and Dry Cleaners

July 18, 2011

A Three-Step Process To Finding Good Tailors And Dry Cleaners

I’m moving to Moscow for a few months, and being that it’s my first time there, I’ll have to find…

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May 20, 2011


I recently had a wonderful conversation with Gerald, who runs Jeeves, a company that offers custom handcleaning services for high-end, bespoke garments. …

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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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