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How to Store Your Winter Wardrobe - Clothing Storage Techniques

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Helen Hboos (14 days ago)
super video.. the tip of not storing in plastic boxes was very useful for me. although I still don't know if it would be ok if i'm storing the boxes in a dry and dark place. thanks a lot.
Epic Prepper (15 days ago)
Smithers...bring me my winter garments. I wish to go through them.
Mark B (24 days ago)
I'm surprised and a little disappointed that you didn't recommend cedar storage chests.
CardsAndCups (1 month ago)
This is great! I live in a region with very consistent temperatures year-round, but the information is really useful for storing my vintage clothes.
Joakim Hertzberg (1 month ago)
8:33 Me packing for a scout hike
Luca Scarpellini (2 months ago)
Does someone know the brand and the model of glasses? Thank you very much, my dears.
andrewblack88 (2 months ago)
That’s cool but if you don’t have a lady in a house, you will not get done this by yourself
林浩澄 (2 months ago)
I love his wearing style , but it is so hard to find gentleman boutique in HK .
H.R.C. Jansen (2 months ago)
8:31 That was the first time I laught loud during these video's
Rocky (2 months ago)
Does anyone kknow what are called those things that he puts in the shoes? 4:26
Vince Goodrum (2 months ago)
Usually I give my winter boots a nice coat of mink oil which has done well but would love your opinion on that. I do hate packing away winter stuff but I live in South Carolina
casperdo90 (2 months ago)
What was that gorgeous camel/sand overcoat? Vintage?
Dolly Jelinske (2 months ago)
Helpful vid...I'm going to apply this great advice to my women's winter wear...thanks, Preston!
Angeli Roz (2 months ago)
Is it just me or he looks like Dibny from the flash?
Bettina Mangold (2 months ago)
Excellent tips as always! Thank you👌
Julia Antonova (2 months ago)
I’ve been planning to put my winter garments for storage soon, and I’m grateful for this video. Otherwise, I would have wasted my money on evil plastic containers instead of proper bags. Thank you guys!
Håkan Lindroos (2 months ago)
Thank you for yet another informative video. I have couple of cedar shoe woods. Didn't know that their drying effect could be that strong.
acorn sucks (2 months ago)
Good information and no wasting time telling bad jokes.
Ronald Malcolm (2 months ago)
Don't forget to clean out the pockets of your clothes so that a curious wife, nor a customer at Goodwill comes across a receipt or Polaroid from a visit to the rub and tug.
Nico C (2 months ago)
Preston- where would one locate those wide ended hangers at an economical price? I have two jackets I’d like to use with that style of hanger.
Raul Saavedra (2 months ago)
What kind of "transitional" jacket is that one at 9:45? Would be interesting to get some more recommendations on those kinds of jackets
CardsAndCups (1 month ago)
Transitional jackets tend to have a medium weight—neither too light nor too heavy. They’re just the right type for wearing as warm days give way to cool nights during spring and autumn. They’re also good for sudden but mild rains throughout the seasons. Anoraks and some heavier sweaters are usually a good place to start.
Raul Saavedra (2 months ago)
Doing a little investigation found out that one looks kind of an urbanized version of the classical M65 "field jacket" from the US military, Vietnam era. So it should be a so called "field jacket" then.
jboatown (2 months ago)
Preston, we need a skin care routine.
john t (2 months ago)
Thank you. Its very informative
Ritchie Rosson (2 months ago)
I didn’t think I needed to see this video. But I really did! Thank you 🙏
Raul Saavedra (2 months ago)
Awesome tips!
Miłosz Zolich (2 months ago)
Hello, great video! I saw your "is it worth it?" series and I was wondering if you could review a Schott Perfecto leather jacket? I know it's not exactly your area of expertise but it would be great. Cheers!
Chuck Odom (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tip about plastic containers!
Baskoro H Pradono (2 months ago)
Nice purple v neck swester, i happy black cardigan not longer your uniform
Will Armstrong (2 months ago)
8:42 Preston looks like he was wrestling that bag. however it was a great video.
delectari (2 months ago)
I can't believe there are only 62 comments and about 7k views :( The video is extremely helpful. Thanks a lot!
Tay Woode (2 months ago)
Living in the UK there’s no need to store winter clothes, they’re right next to the shorts and T-shirts! 😂😜
Tal 3 (2 months ago)
Dorky Charm...that is a compliment...great work...
Alexander T. (2 months ago)
While it's only been a short time, you've come a long way since the first video you hosted, Preston. You look far more confident and I must say; that shade of violet brings out the best in you.
MatthewJBD (2 months ago)
Thumbnails are always so weird with Preston 😂
FairyBerry Fizz (2 months ago)
Preston wrestling with his storage bag made me laugh.
Michael P (2 months ago)
Wire Hangers is mostly what I use it saves closet space.Interesting concept to freeze items I would say that is the most surprising to answer question.Wonder how freezing would affect other fabrics?I have used the Thick Plastic Storage locker totes non see through type that does not let sunlight in to store clothing had no issues but will consider cloth bags along with that now, you did bring up a good point on too much clothes can let moisture in so I will remember that.The Tie as a belt feels strange id have to go with a thin fabric belt myself the Bowtie would be to much for me lol.
oscar gustavo arcos ruiz (2 months ago)
Apparently some moths have more common sense than the human race :)
Mary Nelson (2 months ago)
I absolutely admire a responsible gentleman or lady whom takes pride in his or hers appearance and items.
Louk Bots (2 months ago)
Mary Nelson Hypercorrection, in this case “who” is the correct word.
DL Lambert (2 months ago)
DL Lambert (2 months ago)
Does that 👔👖🧥🎩 bring you joy? 🤔
DJ PC Baby! (2 months ago)
You guys are ALWAYS right on time! I was just about to address the situation! Oh yeah, where's a good place to find the reinforced containers?
DJ PC Baby! (2 months ago)
Never mind I saw the answer on the blog!
elpida katerina (2 months ago)
I love the colour of your sweater !
Christopher Afowowe (2 months ago)
Thank you. Its very informative and educative. Please, how can i wash my suit materials in order to preserve the colour, texture and the quality of the clothing material
Dennis D. (2 months ago)
I dig the beautiful colors used for your outfit.
Ed F (2 months ago)
Excellent video! It’s apparent that you did your research and the information was presented in an organized/concise manner. I was not aware of the risks of long term use of cedar for shoes. Thanks for sharing this info. Good job!
Mark Olson (2 months ago)
An excellent presentation. Great sweater color choice, and I like seeing the nod to Fred Astaire with your tie belt Preston.
jonesjackal (2 months ago)
Any suggestions as to storing fall, winter suits. Are suit bags a good recommendation. Should they be drycleaned before storage?
Riz Kler (2 months ago)
Thanks Preston you treat us like Royalty tho most of us are not 😁👍🏼
fixitman (2 months ago)
Preston, if that is your closet, i must say i envy you. That looks like the kind of closet I would like to have. Great video! The information against plastic containers educated me. Is there a certain type, name brand, or quality of the breathable storage containers that we should look for when purchasing them? Raphael, i must say you picked a wonderful, caring and intellectual gentleman when you hired Preston. Yes, i am the same one who did not like the idea of him being there, however I took your advice and took a look at myself and thought if i want to be a gentleman, i must be acting and thinking like one. Thank you very much.
Hyperedu (2 months ago)
I'm getting a bespoke suit made. Should I try to control the temperature and humidity of my closet, would that help maintain the wool???
Felix Dzerzhinsky (2 months ago)
Are LV trunks good for storing clothes?
Munozl360 (2 months ago)
Hi, I leave my shoes always with shoe trees inserted. Sometimes for months at a time. What can I do to restore oils on the inside if the shoe tree is stripping the shoe? Does applying cedar oil on the shoe tree every now and then hurt the shoe?
Munozl360 (2 months ago)
@Mart Yeah, Im hoping they reply.
Mart (2 months ago)
I guess wearing the shoes might help to restore the oils. However I am very interested to know how they came up with the no cedar shoe tree policy for long term storage of shoes. This wasn't explained properly considering it's affecting possibly one of the most expensive parts of ones wardrobe.
UnboxingMania (2 months ago)
How do you recommend storing leather gloves? Thanks
J Pawf (2 months ago)
Preston is so charismatic ! I love your videos 🙏
jaf1348 (2 months ago)
The scene on how not to overpack your garments was awesome! Way to commit! 😂
Aggnog (2 months ago)
That closet looks too small for all those shirts.
Giani Palo (2 months ago)
You guys do a great job!   Question - early in the video you have guidance against plastic containers and show a box of Ziplock bags but near the end of the video you mention that "vacuum sealable storage bags can come in handy". The ones I have are made by the Ziplock folks so are these an exception? Also, I have a down jacket - can this be compressed for storage or should it be stored expanded; I seem to recall that was the instructions for down sleeping bags. Thanks so much.
pattgsm (2 months ago)
Taking care of your wardrobe is the best series! I'm learning so much. Preston is absolutely crushing it. I still can't get behind the tie belt. Very Jethro Clampett lol, but I'm sure it's comfortable.
Damian Valenzuela (2 months ago)
You losers need to hit the gym and get ur testosterone levels up ! What type of gentleman doesn’t even lift ??
CardsAndCups (1 month ago)
I hope you’re being sarcastic.
DL Lambert (2 months ago)
It's called "refined" 🧐. You're like a teacher in the summer: NO CLASS!
Chatarrero_ 42 (2 months ago)
As always, great video gentlemen! Greetings from Spain.
Kyle Murray (2 months ago)
This may not be the question for this type of video, but I need a new wardrobe, I'm buying all new clothes and I want to dress like a gentleman. For pants should I buy suit pants or chinos even though I dont own a suit yet.
Коля Ефимов (2 months ago)
Great tips, just on time.
Rogue Vampyre (2 months ago)
I did not know about the cedar issues! Very informative!
Bruce W. (2 months ago)
This video is about a month too late for me
michael vaccarino (2 months ago)
Hey Sven, bought an Isaia Napoli suit in Torino for 995 euros on sale from 2400 euros at an outlet store. Did I get a good deal or does Isaia make outlet specific suits that would never actually sell for 2400 euros? Also, do you know if the suit would be half/full canvas or fused?
michael vaccarino (2 months ago)
Thank you for the [email protected] , I'm not too sure if it is full canvas though. I am not really experienced in terms of quality suits, however, I don't really feel a 3rd layer under the second button. Shouldn't I be able to if it was full canvas?
John (2 months ago)
Isaia is full canvas. Next time you should also consider buying used suits online or at a thrift store, will save you a lot of money.
goombakiwi (2 months ago)
Some thrift stores will sell worn out fabric as scrap cloth. Check before you just throw them away.
Hayden Bullock (2 months ago)
Why does this man look like bubbles from trailer park boys
Zerenity (2 months ago)
Gabriel Cantu (2 months ago)
What about vacuum bags for sweaters? Is that useful?
Gentleman's Gazette (2 months ago)
Vacuum-sealable bags are nice for maximizing space, but it's generally better for your garments to be stored in a container that's breathable. Further, you'll have less wrinkling if you don't vacuum-seal. Thanks for watching! - Preston
Alone Shadow (2 months ago)
Where do I store my overcoats if I may ask, because I have my overcoats in a vinyl Garment Bag and I’m not sure if that’s useful.
Alone Shadow (2 months ago)
Thank you for the respond, I will find the proper storage that was spoken of.
Gentleman's Gazette (2 months ago)
Vinyl garment bags aren't often breathable; as we illustrate in the video, folding your overcoats and placing them in the bottom of a breathable cotton container would be an ideal method of storage. Thanks for your question! - Preston
andrew kelly (2 months ago)
Well researched and well presented video I will try a few things out this spring storing my winter clothes 👍
Ganymedes 15 (2 months ago)
You remind me of pathfinder in apex legends . Go figure ;)
Sumit Gupta (2 months ago)
How to store leather jackets
David Nieves Jr. (2 months ago)
This is very helpful. I imagine the viewers are planning to put away all of cold weather clothing and now we havea lot of good tips. Thanks.
Gentleman's Gazette (2 months ago)
We try to be "seasonally appropriate" whenever possible. Thanks for watching! - Preston
Dictator Caesar (2 months ago)
Lol, ironic! I just put away my winter clothes, haha.
Adi (2 months ago)
alex zoidberg (2 months ago)
The acting is on point as always
Owen Hexley (2 months ago)
Great video Preston.
Steven Crane (2 months ago)
You showed Raphael’s closet.
Hrishikesh Medhi (2 months ago)
Awesome video AF man
Gregory Shuteev (2 months ago)
We need more dandies like you two! The world would be a better place if more people appreciated fine art, style, architecture and most importantly fine music!
Faaris Farooq (2 months ago)
Thank you for this amazing advice I cant wait to test it out. Ps love the video
HeavyProfessor (2 months ago)
My dry cleaner stores my Harris tweed
HeavyProfessor (2 months ago)
@Munozl360 I think they charge me $30 for however long I want. Great place, also doesn't use perc, only oil-based solvent (doesn't harm the wool fibers).
Munozl360 (2 months ago)
Howmuch for howlong?
Nome criativo (2 months ago)

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