My father, then a captain in the navy, had a handcrafted, polished horn clothes brush, which was used regularly to care for his military uniforms. It’s really hard to find a clothes brush that isn’t made out of something synthetic. So I knew a handcrafted one had to be part of my collection: something that fitted my heirloom ethos. I found an English, family-run company that has been crafting clothes brushes since 1749. Together we selected the best natural boar bristles for tip-top care of fine wool, cashmere and cotton. This traditional method of coat cleaning is perfect for the preservation of your finest garments. To help you get the best from the product, we asked butler Stanley Ager to create a step-by-step guide.