How to clean overcoats

Check the care label before washing your wool coat or peacoat from Samual Windsor

Check the care label before washing your wool coat
Image source: Navy Peacoat from Samuel Windsor

If you’ve been putting off sprucing up your coat or jacket, you’re far from alone. People worry that if they put their coat in the washing machine, they’ll ruin it. And forking out for dry cleaning is expensive. But with the correct technique and detergent, many coats are perfectly washable – here’s how.
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How to ‘gap lace’ a Derby shoe

Lace your shoes for maximum comfort
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A Derby is the most versatile shoe you can own, and it can be laced in a huge variety of ways to help you achieve the best comfort and fit. Need to relieve pressure on sensitive insteps? Want to increase ankle flexibility? The ‘gap lace’ pattern is the method for you.

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How to ‘criss-cross’ lace a Derby shoe

A Derby shoe is defined by the open vamp (lacing section) that allows for wide opening
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A Derby is a versatile shoe with an ‘open-lace’ vamp section that makes it easy to get on and off. Particularly favoured by men with wide feet, the Derby can be loosened and adjusted easily as required. For this reason, ‘criss-cross’ lacing with a good quality shoelace is the best choice.

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