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How to Iron Your Tuxedo

January 30, 2014

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Steaming vs Pressing I have long been a fan of using a home steamer to remove wrinkles from my suits.  It’s so much quicker and cheaper than having them professionally pressed.  Apparently though, it’s also much more damaging. I recently stumbled across a couple of posts on menswear forums by a tailor who provides a […]

Cleaned and Pressed

January 27, 2014

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So you’ve invested in the perfect tuxedo and perfect formal shirt, debuted them at a wonderful black-tie evening and now it’s time to have them cleaned.  You might well assume that your usual dry cleaners are a safe bet if they do a good job with your regular suits and shirts.  Not necessarily.  Formal attire […]

Immaculate Whites

February 17, 2012

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Back in the 19th century white shirts, waistcoats and neckcloths were a subtle mark of a man’s wealth because the only way to keep them pristine in the dirt and grime of everyday life was to change them often which entailed a significant laundry bill. Flash forward to the 21st century and it would seem […]

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