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How to Get Rid of Pilling

March 2, 2015

How To Get Rid Of Pilling

Nothing makes a sweater look worse than pilling, and the bad news is: no matter the fiber composition or the…

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Dealing With Salt Stains

February 16, 2015

Dealing With Salt Stains

The end of winter can be a real nightmare for leather shoes. When the snow is half-melted and slushy, it’s…

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Q & Answer: Can a Collar Gap Be Fixed?

February 11, 2015

Q & Answer: Can A Collar Gap Be Fixed?

John writes us to ask: Does a sport coat need to sit close to your neck at all times? I’ve…

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How to Wash a Sweater

February 9, 2015

How To Wash A Sweater

Sweaters don’t have to be washed after every wear, but they do need to be cleaned every so often. I…

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Learning to Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

February 4, 2015

Learning To Make Your Own Clothes, Part Two

Sometimes the hardest part about learning something new is figuring out how to take those first steps. When I spoke…

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Shoes for Rainy Days

December 15, 2014

Shoes For Rainy Days

We’ve been suffering through some pretty bad storms here in San Francisco. When the weather is this wet, you need…

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The (Still) Very Useful Work Boot

November 24, 2014

The (Still) Very Useful Work Boot

The craze for Americana/ workwear clothing seems to have died down, but the trend did leave us with some very…

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The Great PTO Briefcase Roundup

November 13, 2014

The Great PTO Briefcase Roundup

Whether because you need something to go with a suit and tie, or perhaps just want to look a little…

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Most Common Types of Denim Damage (and How to Avoid Them)

September 29, 2014

Most Common Types Of Denim Damage (and How To Avoid Them)

Coincidentally, shortly after Jesse’s post last week on patching jeans, I received my 3sixteens back from Denim Therapy – one…

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How to Get Rid of Your Clothes

September 23, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Your Clothes

As James Taylor sang of the changing seasons: “The frost is on the pumpkin / and the hay is in…

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Q and Answer: How to Properly Untie a Tie

September 22, 2014

Q And Answer: How To Properly Untie A Tie

Shawn writes: I feel like I’ve read a million articles on ways to tie a tie (I stick to the…

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Cleaning Sneakers

August 14, 2014

Cleaning Sneakers

Some things look better new; some things look better old. Anyone who has ever bought a brand new pair of…

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Ten Tips for Ironing Shirts

July 30, 2014

Ten Tips For Ironing Shirts

Most people hate ironing, but I admit to finding a strange pleasure in it. There’s something gratifying about passing a…

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Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?

July 23, 2014

Fragrances, Part One: What The Heck Do Those French Words Mean?

Fragrances sometimes carry a bad reputation, especially here in the US. Just the idea of them brings to mind all…

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Q & Answer: How Do You Pick the Right Shoe Size Online?

July 14, 2014

Q & Answer: How Do You Pick The Right Shoe Size Online?

Zack writes to us to ask: I’m interested in buying a pair of shoes online, but am having trouble figuring…

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