Leather is one of nature’s most practical and sensual materials. Because of new techniques, skins are lighter, enabling designers to fashion garments for year-round use. Beautiful finishes, textures, and colors enhance leather’s appeal and universality. To help you fully appreciate your genuine leather garment, the Clothes Care Gazette offers the following information on how […]
Tailored clothes may sound like a luxury reserved for the 1%, but they are a good investment for professionals at all levels. While they may cost more than off-the-rack selections, they’re beautifully and durably constructed and custom fitted, so they will last longer and look better. Both men and women can enjoy the benefits […]
As the wheel of the year turns, our wardrobes change too. Now that summer is around the corner, why not store away the winter layers? Repress them like a bad memory and make space for the light and leisurely summer wear that celebrates the season. You’ll prolong the life of winter wear by giving […]
You’ve cleaned your closet out, down to the last dust bunny. You’ve packed your winter favorites away for the season and freshened up your summer wardrobe. You’ve gotten all the keepers washed, mended, and ready to wear.
What about the rejects? That pile of discarded clothes you’re ready to part with because it doesn’t fit […]
Summer time! Out with the wool skirt, in with the linen capris. Out with the down coat, in with the denim jacket.
When you’re taking care of spring cleaning tasks, take the time to go through your closets and wash, repair and store items from your winter wardrobe. They’ll last longer protected in storage, and […]
Now that your taxes are filed and the weather’s warming up, are you feeling the urge to do some spring cleaning?
It’s a universal impulse: research into the origins of spring cleaning reveals that many cultures embrace the custom. In Iran, they call it “shaking the house,” and complete it by the Persian new year, […]
Curtains and drapes make a big impact on your home, both aesthetically and practically. They serve important functions such as protecting your privacy and insulating drafts, and they’re also a vital ornamental aspect of your home’s decor. Keep them looking good by following these tips for care and maintenance.
Dust inevitably gathers on curtains. Keep […]
Spring is about to unfold, and we’ll soon be putting our bulky sweaters and warm coats into storage in favor of a fresh spring wardrobe. Browse through spring’s hottest fashion trends and decide which looks are right for you. Here are some of the top trends we’re seeing for spring 2017.
Statement sleeves are big! […]
Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness of fabrics, particularly dress shirts. A DLI study showed starch and sizings can both protect and harm shirts at the same time.
Shirts undergo two types of abrasions. One type is called flat abrasion, and it refers to the abrasion that occurs when the […]
Next, evaluate your existing wardrobe and identify some core pieces which make you feel great–they look good, they fit perfectly, and they’re fresh-looking, not worn out. Use these as a starting point and strategize where you need to fill in the gaps. When you’re just starting out, focus on the basics: well-tailored slacks, skirts, […]