Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scraps and Oakum V

Winter Blues 

 Cleaned Belts*

 Wool Defense

Pub's Window-box

*Once every 5 years, or as needed.


  1. YWP, could you explain your belt cleaning process? ...and while we're on the subject, how do you deal with cleaning/unwrinkling ties?

  2. Kionon,
    I have a cop-out answer for you: I take them to the dry-cleaners. If there is leather on the belt, most cleaners won't touch them, in which case, wash them by hand with a mild soap. If it's a spot, use a drug store stain-stick. My cleaner does fine with leather, though.

    The canvas or gros-grain belts can be washed in nearly anything, but I send them off. Every 5 years or so, I can absorb the small coast of it without too much pain.


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