Monday, April 15, 2019

They Don't Call Them Small Clothes for Nothing

Shave gallons and watts from the laundry bill by reviving an old strategy. First layers and liners protect outer layers. One can multiply wearing days by whatever common decency suggests. Collars and cuffs were detachable well into the 1920s. An apron keeps one's front presentable, as does a shop coat. Simply lining a jacket with a layer at the neck forestalls a major cleaning operation. Back in the day, the lining was a shirt collar or scarf. Today it might be a neck gaiter, turtleneck, or balaclava -30-

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