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.

Robb Report Singapore - - The Last Word - By MAR­CUS YEW

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.

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