MAKE IT LAST FOR DECADES

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

HATS

DUST IT OFF

Akubra hats are a streetchic must have and while the Aussie com­pany makes

its vic­tory lap, fe­do­ras, trilby and berets are other

clas­sics sil­hou­ettes to in­vest in. To bring tired­look­ing felt hats back to life head­wear spe­cial­ist Rosie Boy­lan sug­gests rub­bing fi­bres with a clean, dry tooth­brush while steam­ing. HATSBYROSIEBOYLAN. COM

DENIM

LIFE­TIME LOVE

To make denim last decades New Zealand de­signer Karen Walker washes gar­ments in­side out to avoid bleach­ing out on the clothes­line. “Buy good qual­ity be­cause there’s no stop­ping torn denim and it’ll be in the rag bag be­fore you know it,” Walker says.

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BOOTS

CON­STANT CON­DI­TION­ING

With reg­u­lar vis­its to Coombs shoe re­pair at The

Strand Ar­cade, these 18-year-old Marni boots still look good and are fan­tas­ti­cally com­fort­able. Reg­u­lar ser­vices to re­place soles are es­sen­tial.

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SWEATERS

GO BE­SPOKE

This Purl Har­bour sweater is more than 20 years old but looks brand new. Knitwear de­signer John Macarthur con­tin­ues to use high qual­ity yarns that don’t pill and says it’s the twist of the yarn that makes it last the dis­tance. Re­mem­ber: shav­ing de-pillers are a no-no be­cause it mixes fi­bres. PURLHARBOUR. COM. AU

SILK

START STEAM­ING

Gin­ger and Smart de­sign duo

Alexan­dra and Genevieve Smart rec­om­mend steam­ing silk in­stead of dry-clean­ing. “Most items don’t need to be washed after one wear. Silk is a great ex­am­ple of a nat­u­ral fi­bre that can be steamed

and re­freshed, with­out hav­ing to be dry cleaned,” say the AEG am­bas­sadors.

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