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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
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.
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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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
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.