The Post has an article today about the new trend of stylish washable suits. We don't own any suits, but we do wish that all clothes were machine washable. Dry cleaning is expensive, inconvenient (especially if you live in Brooklyn far from any reliable dry cleaning establishments), and bad for the environment. Plus, it's not even really "dry" - the clothes are soaked in chemicals! It seems that any time we buy clothes from a high-end label, even if we get a good deal, we need to add the cost of a lifetime of dry cleaning. Also, even when you get a t-shirt or something made from jersey, if it has a designer label, you aren't allowed to throw it in the dryer. It makes designer clothes seem spoiled - demanding dry cleaning or that you "lay flat to dry" - when your tees and leggings from American Apparel or jersey dresses from H&M are happy to endure whatever kind of cleaning you deem appropriate. We understand that sweaters are a special situation, but still! Should all clothes be machine washable? --ALISON COOL
If Doc Martens Sells Out, Will They Sell Out of Shoes?
There's a phrase in today's Times that we love. It's about the half-true resurrection of Doc Martens in fashion, and it goes like this: "[Doc Martens]