Fashion

'Can you iron leather?': A guide to taking care of your clothes

It’s not hard to care for clothes. Here’s what to do (and also what to avoid).
IMAGE Paul Del Rosario
Comments

You can iron leather, but not directly. With a sheet of brown paper between leather and metal, use the lowest setting and iron gently. Actually, try this first: Hang the jacket for a day and let the creases sort themselves out.


Jacket (P149,800) by Dolce & Gabbana at Adora, Greenbelt 5.

To maintain the form of resilient wool, never hang after cleaning and keep away from the sun.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Jacket by H&M, SM Megamall.

Resist the urge to snip a snag. (That creates a hole.) Instead, turn your pullover inside out and coax the loose thread back into place.


Sweater (P17,000) by Ralph Lauren, Rustan’s Makati.

The rule of thumb for cashmere, be gentle. During and after washing, do not wring or twist. Instead, squeeze gently to remove water. Then, lay flat on a towel and roll together gently to remove more.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Pullovers (P43,400, top, and P68,000) by Ermenegildo Zegna, Rustan’s Makati.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Clifford Olanday
Senior Fashion Editor, Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Clifford
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
 
Share
 
Share
Consider this a handbook and a cheat sheet courtesy of a cultivated mind and a polished sensibility.
 
Share
The Philippines’ leading carrier is marking its 23rd anniversary with value-for-money group deals and more!
 
Share
The Tutuban to Malolos leg of the PNR North-South Commuter Railway has started construction.
 
Share
 
Share
In the age of likes and swipes, top photographer Tom Epperson presents images that invite conversation and consideration.
 
Share
Brie Larson is said to "shine" as the powerful hero
Load More Articles
Connect With Us