Linen: Always cool and chic

The mention of linen usually evokes feelings of both love and hate, a long lived love/hate relationship. Often we love the look and feel of linen, but hate the wrinkles. I love linen and don’t really mind the wrinkles. Why, you may ask? For me, linen feels a bit old fashioned and polished, despite the way it wrinkles. I love linen suits and separates for several reasons. First, linen is cool and comfortable in really hot weather. It doesn’t stick to your skin or ever feel sweaty like cotton can. And it’s a natural fiber with a distinct look and [..] read more

Steam Away Stress

A topic that has come up a lot lately with clients and friends is clothing maintenance. The very best piece of advice I can give is that your clothes don’t need to be dry cleaned nearly as often as you think. Too frequent dry cleaning will destroy your clothes, not to mention the expense and hassle of the dry cleaner. The very best tool for maintaining your clothing is a Jiffy Steamer. Certainly blouses may need to be cleaned after each wearing, but business slacks, skirts, and jackets do not. After wearing these items, check them for spots, and then [..] read more