AS GOOD AS NEW ( ALMOST )
As bespoke tailors aren’t always within easy reach, the onus can occasionally fall on your humble self to fix some common wardrobe hiccups. Here are four basic tailoring skills everyone should have.
SEWING A BUTTON
Pierce the needle from the underside of the placket through where the centre of the button would be, then through the button. Go back down through the button from a different hole and through the placket. Repeat and finish off with a knot under the placket. Nothing like a huge scar across your nice shoes when you’re out to impress. If they’re patent leather, apply petroleum jelly and rub. A little toothpaste will do the trick on leather pumps. Suede can be tricky, but using an eraser in unidirectional strokes should help.