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'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).
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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.

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.


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

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