How Often Should You Wash A Dress Shirt?

Sounds pretty simple.  Deceptively simple, right? The answer is: only when it’s dirty. It helps to think of clothing as having a limited number of washes in its lifespan. So if you think of it that way, you want to wash your clothing as little as possible (Obviously without wearing anything dirty!) For shirts, the first … Read more…

Natural Finish vs. Wrinkle Free Cotton

At F.A. MacCluer all of the fabrics are made from the finest 100% cotton, using Pima, Egyptian or other long staple cotton fiber. We use a minimal amount of chemical finishes. We do not offer wrinkle free cotton. Aside from the potential health risks, the heavy use of chemical finishes that are necessary to achieve … Read more…

Cashmere Prices: Why Are They Going Up?

Alashan & Claudia Nichole Cashmere – “The rising cost of cashmere” A note from Don Fox, President of Alashan Cashmere Company: 2012 is shaping up to be a challenging year for prices in cashmere. As many of you know, I spend a great deal of time in Inner Mongolia, working with our raw material collecting teams. … Read more…