Wardrobe Essentials: The Trusty Steamer

The world would be a much better place if clothes just stayed the same way you bought them, wrinkle free and (presumably) clean. Alas, wearing clothes requires putting through the daily grind of sitting, standing, stretching, bending, and worst of all things, sweating. We have to keep things fresh, but nothing puts a damper on dapper like the monthly dry cleaning bill.
Go out and get yourself a solid steamer! For those that don't know what they are, just think of an iron that doesn't need an ironing board. Instead of pure heat, the steamer does exactly what the name implies, using steam to lightly cleanse clothing fibers while relaxing any wrinkles. To add to the ease of steamers, they are also able to tackle much more than an iron, including suits, pants, ties, and any other pieces that you can't otherwise wash. Standalone steamers are ideal, providing a "work space" for your efforts, but if the space is limited, portable steamers can be stowed in the laundry closet or bathroom until the weekly steam ensues. Now go ahead and watch that cleaning bill of hundreds of dollars drop to probably $100!
Swash: $499
Shark: $85
Conair: $60
Check in tomorrow for a fashion piece that deserves your consideration and next Wednesday for the next installment of Wardrobe Essentials!