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Garment Care

How To Take Care Of A Suit

A hero item of any wardrobe, suits are often the most expensive too. Therefore its best to treat them with the utmost care. Suiting should generally be dry-cleaned, due to the complicated construction and finer fabric. Small stains can usually be tackled by spot cleaning with gentle soap or laundry detergent - wet the area in question and gentle sc...

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How to Care for Jackets and Coats

Some of the hardest working garments in your wardrobe are your outerwear; jackets and coats battle the elements and protect what you’re wearing underneath. Due to their heavier nature, denser textiles, more intricate construction, and the fact that they don’t usually sit next to sweaty skin, it’s often best (and easiest) to have t...

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Caring for Cotton

This soft, breathable fabric is used for everything from our collared dress shirts to more casual items like T-shirts and shorts. A natural fibre, it comes from the cotton plant and is ideal in hot weather. It doesn’t retain odour as much as fabrics like synthetics, so you can usually go a bit longer between washes - something we recommend to...

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How do I look after wool?

One of our favourite natural textiles, high quality wool is warm, breathable and soft to the touch. We mainly use it for knitwear and suiting. Due to the more delicate nature of its fibre and the construction of knitted items, woolens require particular care be taken when washing and drying. Make sure you’re especially gentle with garments ma...

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Wearing and Washing Denim

A famously hardy fabric, denim is a woven fabric made from cotton. Its distinctive twill weave makes it a strong textile, perfect for jeans and jackets. This durable fabric is made even sturdier through the traditional construction of jeans, which utilises thick thread, flat fell seams and metal rivets. During the dying process of blue denim, th...

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General Clothing Care Advice

We see all clothing purchases as something of an investment; after all, you’ve put in the time to find and choose something you like, so you want to put the same effort into keeping it looking its best. This is where considered garment care comes in - how you handle this will impact the lifespan of your clothes and the quality of your wardrob...

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How should I take care for selvedge denim?

We recommend waiting 6 months before washing raw denim for the first time as you need time to allow the dye to sink in. As you wear them and break them in, you will start to create personalised wear lines, softening the fabric to your shape. The personalized character of raw denim truly is its best feature and it gains its best look and feel with v...

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How should I care for leather items?

For leather footwear, you’ll want to protect them before the first wear. You can often find protecting sprays in our shoe care section or at any good shoe store near you. To clean them, a damp cloth is usually enough. Remember to treat them every few weeks for better protection.

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Looking After Linen

Derived from the flax plant, this fabric is renowned for its light, breathable and elegant nature - making it a favourite in summer as it keeps you cool in the heat, and looks stylish while doing so. Generally woven (although knitted linen is sometimes used for t-shirts) we use linen for our collared shirts, shorts and occasionally even suiting....

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What's Next? - Ideas for Old Favorites

Clothes hang around for a long time, regardless of whether they spend most of that time in your wardrobe or not. Buying clothing has an environmental impact, so we believe it’s important to be a responsible consumer both at the beginning and end stage of this process. The last place your clothes should end up is in landfill, so we’ve pu...

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Quick Fixes - Rips, Tears and Stains

So you have a tear, or a button’s gone - now what? We’re staunch believers in fixing things, and having the skills to do so. Keep a needle and thread (black, blue, white and grey are most useful) at home so you’re ready if something does happen. You can find instructions on simple mending techniques on the internet or (even better...

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Understanding Waterproof Rating and Breathability

Manufacturers typically describe the waterproof breathability of fabrics using two numbers. The first is in millimetres (mm) and is a measure of how waterproof a fabric is. In the case of a 10k or 10,000 mm fabric, if you put a square tube with inner dimensions of 1” x 1” over a piece of said fabric, you could fill it with water to a he...

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What is power fill?

Fill power determines the loft or ‘fluffiness’ of down. Higher fill power reflects better quality down that’s capable of trapping more air and providing a better warmth to weight ratio. For example: The fill power number for your jacket comes from a standardised lab test and indicates how many cubic inches one ounce of down o...

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