New Year's Clothing Resolutions
Whether you’re still scrambling to find a resolution for the new year or are just looking to tack on a few more, we’ve got you covered. And we promise that these have nothing to do with your diet or your wallet: they’re just a few simple ways to improve the state of your wardrobe in 2018.
Edit your closet. If there’s one thing the holidays are good for—aside from promoting peace on earth and goodwill to all—it’s accumulating stuff. Your closet may runneth over with well-intended, but unworn, gifts.
So give your closet a good edit. Take a hard look at everything you own, and discard anything you haven’t worn in a year. The extra space will reveal what gaps still exist in your wardrobe, and make it easier to find and care for the clothing you do wear.
Feel wasteful about tossing perfectly good clothing? We don’t blame you. Just know you can rid yourself of excess clothing and keep a clear conscience by donating it to a local charity: everyone wins.
Brush it good. A simple, well-made garment brush provides an unbeatable return on investment. Giving your tailored clothing a thorough but gentle brushing after each wear helps remove the dirt, dust, food, and other daily debris that attract moths and degrade fibers over time. You’ll extend the lifetime of your clothing, and keep it looking (and smelling) fresher.
Make an investment in hangers. Once you’ve freed up that closet space and learned what you really wear, make an investment in wooden hangers. Their rounded edges will help retain a jacket’s shape, and hangers made from cedar can repel moths.
Find a green dry cleaner. Navigating the world of dry cleaning can be daunting. But one easy way to assure your clothes have an easier 2018 is to seek out an environmentally friendly dry cleaner whose chemicals are easier on your clothing, the environment, and yourself.
Try something new. Ever wanted to wear a double-breasted, grey blue windowpane suit with a red bowtie but felt you couldn’t pull it off? In 2018, you can—just as you could have in 2017, or can do again in 2019. Custom clothing takes care of any fit issues, so all you need is the confidence to wear it proudly—and we’re confident that you can do that in the new year.