Are you damaging your suit every time you hang it?

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This is a guest post by my friend Kirby Allison, founder of the Hanger Project. Is your favorite suit being destroyed right now in your closet at home? Think about it. Your jackets spend more time in your closet than they do on your shoulders. And what are they resting on - for days if not months … [Read more...]

Leather Honey Leather Conditioner Product Review

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Leather Honey Leather Conditioner is hands down the best leather conditioner I have ever used. I've been using it for the last 6 months, and I have been very impressed with it's ability to penetrate and protect leather for a longer period of time than other popular conditioners on the market. In fact - I … [Read more...]

Everything a Man Needs to Know about Wool Fabrics (In One Easy Post)

A champion Merino sheep, prized for their warm, soft coats, from 1905.

In general menswear is made from one of three fiber types:  wool, cotton, or a synthetic. Many men know how to care for their cotton and synthetic clothing; those that don't are fortunate that garments made from these fabrics are often inexpensive and darn near indestructible. Wool is different. Wool … [Read more...]

Why Condition Leather Shoes & Boots? – Interview with Leather Honey’s Shawn McGowen

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Why condition your leather footwear? Is it really necessary - or a marketing gimmick so we'll spend more money on an overpriced lotion? Unlike polish - where you at least get a shine - conditioning only seems to darken the leather, a result something many of us don't even want! To find the answer - I … [Read more...]

Using a Belt as a Travel Shoe Horn – Style Tips for the Traveling Man

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A shoe horn is a tool that allows a man to slip his foot into a well fitted dress shoe easily without damaging the heel. They've been around for centuries, are useful, and protect our footwear investments. Yet most of us never use them, even if we own one! And the chance of a man carrying one in … [Read more...]

Double the Life of your Suit – Buy Extra Trousers

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If you're out shopping for menswear, you'll probably see the offer: Buy a suit, get a second pair of matching trousers discounted. Besides being a good sales tactic - there is a very good reason for buying a extra pair of trousers when you purchase a suit. An extra pair of trousers can double the life … [Read more...]

Traveling Man Essentials – Portable Travel Iron

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I remember going off to college and one of my gifts being a tiny little iron whose handle folded onto itself.  It had to have been used, as it was pretty beat-up and in my family took full advantage of second hand goods (we were garage sale kings – and this was before eBay).   In any case this little iron was … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a Man Should Know How to Iron a Dress Shirt

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Wearing wrinkled clothing is the quickest way to announce that you don’t pay attention to the details. And men who don’t pay attention to the small details are rarely trusted to handle larger tasks. Yes, it seems silly that something as small as wrinkles can negate the positive effect of an otherwise good … [Read more...]

How to Brush Wool Suits & Sport Jackets

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We brush and maintain our hair for both hygienic and cosmetic reasons. Dandruff and dead hair follicles are unhealthy; messy hair is unsightly. Like human hair, a wool jacket or suit needs to be properly brushed to ensure a long life and continued usability. In this article we will talk about the men's … [Read more...]