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How to Remove 5 Common Stains

How to Remove 5 Common Stains

Blood: If dried, pretreat or soak in warm water with a product containing enzymes. Launder. If fresh, soak in cold water. (Do not use hot water as it will set blood stains.) Launder. (Note: If stain remains, rewash using a bleach that is safe for the fabric. Coffee: Sponge or soak stain in cool water. Pretreat […]

Now You’re ‘Apped’ to Find Great Wines

Now You’re ‘Apped’ to Find Great Wines

Overwhelmed by the wine list? Can’t remember the name of that wonderful vintage you enjoyed last week? Enter Vivino, a free app that lets you build your own wine list and get reviews on the spot. Just photograph the label and click the “check” icon, and Vivino will show listings on that wine: how it […]

Sockless, For All They Know

Sockless, For All They Know

The sockless look may appear cool and trendy, but it’s murder on your feet. So what’s a fashion-conscious fellow to do? Enter “invisible” socks. OK, they’re not really invisible, but they sit extremely low and won’t be noticed by the fashion police. They’re a perfect complement to summer footwear, such as sneakers, boat shoes or […]

The Hidden Value of Silk

The Hidden Value of Silk

Long ago in China, if you smuggled silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country, you’d be put to death. Makes those shirts and sheets seem more precious now, huh? Silk has always been prized; it has even been used as currency. Greek and Roman nobles valued silk so highly that they reserved it for […]

Don’t Be a Knuckle Dragger

Don’t Be a Knuckle Dragger

One of the most common tailoring mistakes made by men and women alike is to wear jacket sleeves too long. The bottom edge of the jacket sleeve should just cover the wrist bone, allowing a quarter-inch or more of shirtsleeve to show beyond the sleeve of the jacket. The problem with wearing your sleeves too […]

The A List

The A List

Before too many invitations to the seasons’ hottest events start piling up, it’s time to settle the biggest questions of all: Whose tuxedo to wear and what to accessorize it with? Want to try a wider bow-tie, like those sported by Christian Slater and Donald Glover at this year’s Golden Globes? Or thinking of something […]

What’s In a Number?

What’s In a Number?

If you thought thread count was reserved for Egyptian cotton sheets, think again. The thread count, which usually refers to the number of threads in one square inch of fabric, applies to shirts too. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the garment. Fine dress shirts often have thread counts in the 110 to […]