Wish you had a Valet like Bates?
Use an ENGLISH HORN CLOTHES BRUSH and cut back on dry cleaning!
Our handcrafted English Horn Accessories are designed to help you maintain and preserve your wardrobe.
Using a clothes brush regularly will save trips to the dry cleaner. You can remove surface dirt and dust and freshen clothes before returning them to the closet.
The horn clothes brushes have natural bristles that gently raise fibers on suiting fabric to loosen and remove dust.
Our shoehorn provides leverage and a smooth surface for your heel as it moves into the shoe. The shoehorn helps keep the back of the shoe from being pushed down and possibly crushed. Shoehorns with longer handles make it easier to put on your shoes without bending or straining. A shoehorn helps you ease into your shoes and preserves their shape!
These elegant products are handcrafted from 100% biodegradable horn from cows or oxen.
The natural horn is sourced ethically from renewable resources. No horns of any species endangered or threatened with extinction are used. Horn carvers make these products using traditional methods that have evolved over 250 years of history.
Each piece is made by hand and is unique. No two pieces are alike.
- Bristles are natural––boar or hog bristles
- Horn sourced ethically from renewable resources
- No horns from any endangered species are used
- Each unique piece is made by hand
- Horn carvers use traditional methods that have evolved over 250 years
To preserve the beauty of the English natural horn, please follow these guidelines: Clean using soap and tepid water. Avoid chemicals, abrasive cleaning materials, and strong detergents.Wipe occasionally with a cloth sprinkled with a small amount of vegetable oil to preserve the luster.
HOW TO USE A CLOTHES BRUSH
Here are instructions for using a clothes brush adapted from The Butler's Guide to Clothes Care, Managing the Table, Running the Home & Other Graces published in 1980 by Stanley Ager, former Butler to the second and third Lords St. Levan—who entered service in 1922 at the age of 14—and his wife, Head Parlor Maid, Fiona St. Aubyn.
"Using your clothes brush correctly will remove dust and dirt. Brushing should never be a scrubbing movement; it requires a strong sweeping motion or a firm flick of your wrist on areas where dust has accumulated. All strokes must go in the same way; otherwise, when light strikes the cloth, it will look ruffled.
First brush the nap—against the grain of the material—to remove all the dust that is trapped inside. Then brush down the nap for a smooth finish. If you want to brush out a mark, brush it with short, quick strokes, but never jab at cloth or you are likely to break the fiber.
Freshen up your clothes by using a damp brush on them. Dip the bristles of your brush in a bowl of water. Then flick the water from the bristles so the brush is left slightly damp, not wet. Brush as usual.
If a suit is very dusty, brush it with a dry brush first and then use a slightly damp brush to freshen it up."