I’m very proud of the fact that I’m still wearing the Nanette Lepore coats I purchased 10 years ago. At the time these purchases put a lock on my clothing budget for a bit, yet the purchase was a very wise investment. These coats have been belted and unbelted, pinned, and draped in over a dozen different scarves. Every year I find a new way to wear them, including new color and textural combinations. Moreover, through the many slight changes in my body over the years, these garments still hang beautifully. Expert tailoring? Absolutely. However, I owe much of this to very careful, and infrequent laundering. Obviously, I can’t say that about all my clothes (hello, baby spit), however, the expense and beauty of these items and other similar pieces, seem to warrant special care. What if we treated more of our clothes in this manner?