Care Tips

  • Gummed up?

    Removing smeared chewing gum is a cleaning challenge but website hunker has a few tricks. Put the clothing in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. In the morning, scrape off the gum with a dull knife. Rub an egg white into … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Fluffy, fresh towels.

    After a shower or bath, there’s nothing as refreshing as a big, clean terrycloth dry-off. Make sure you’re getting the best your towels can offer: fabric softener and dryer sheets prevent towel fibers from soaking up water; incompletely rinsed detergent … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Chino alert.

    Warm weather means chinos for most guys, dressed up with a white cotton shirt, dressed down with t-shirt or polo. Chinos come in colors way beyond khaki like classic blue, green, grey, brown and black. And there are a lot … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Swimwear care.

    After each use, rinse swimwear in cool tap water to remove sunscreen, sand, sweat and chlorine. To wash after every few wearings, turn the swimsuit inside out and hand wash in the sink, using a few drops liquid detergent in warm water. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • July 4

    In the words of Harry S. Truman, “America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination.”  On the Fourth we celebrate the courage, imagination and determination that has made this a great country. We’re with our families tomorrow, celebrating … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Stains of summer.

    Beer stains should be blotted as dry as possible. As soon as possible, rinse the stain with cold water from the back. Mix liquid laundry detergent (or dish soap) with cold water and soak the stain at least ten minutes. … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Summer wedding tips for men.

    Women have it easy with a simple non-white dress. For summer, a man’s traditional dark suit can be too warm and predictable. For a city wedding, choose a lightweight suit in gray, blue or a subtle pattern. Style it up … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Crisp white sheets.

    A few tips to help keep that timeless, breezy look fresh— Don’t eat in bed or go to bed with makeup on. Stains are easier to make than remove. Wash in warm or hot water to remove body oils. Never … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Linen, the summer classic.

    Linen’s looser weave allows air to flow more freely. Linen’s fibers are absorbent and conductive — wicking moisture to evaporate back into the air for a little natural cooling. The wrinkled, rumpled look of linen is a side-effect of flax … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Father’s Day saved by haberdashery.

    Back in the early 40’s, Father’s Day wasn’t widely celebrated. An association of menswear retailers and manufacturers, including the necktie industry, promoted the June holiday as an occasion to make Dad more dapper. Today, the holiday generates over $13 billion in … Continue reading &rarr […]