Ways to make his old duds look new
You know your husband/boyfriend/baby daddy means well, but his hideously dated and disintegrating clothing could use a refresh.
Here, a few new ways to improve his beloved duds:
For his ugly ties Is he still wearing that super-wide, super-dated silk tie? Provided you like the material, send the offending neckwear to SkinnyFatties, a just-launched Brooklyn-based service that reshapes fat ties into skinny ones ($30, including a loop label and tie tin).
For his thread-worn blazer Make over that weathered jacket with some professor-chic elbow patches. Newcomer Jack Foxley creates sophisticated custom patches ($16) in a variety of hues and materials (we’re partial to a burnt-orange suede) that you can apply yourself or give to your tailor.
For his curling collar Those unruly flaps aren’t doing him any favors. Rein them in with a set of Würkin Stiffs ($40 for six), magnetic stays that hide inside his collar to keep everything in place and make that shirt look freshly starched.
For that awful band T-shirt It’s torn. It’s stained. It may still sport an ex-girlfriend’s lipstick mark. Since he’ll never have the heart to actually trash the thing, you can at least give it new life by sending it to Project Repat and having it turned into a tote ($30) or tie ($25).