I had a couple of questions about caring for some of my Black Tie accessories, and I thought that, in a broader sense, this might be a useful discussion for others as well. There are many ways that formalwear is, essentially, the same as informal and business wear - suits, shirts, shoes, and so on - but there are some elements unique to formalwear. Perhaps this thread might become a bit of a resource. My most pressing questions are: Is there anything, in particular, different about laundering, and pressing a piqué front/Marcella shirt? How should I clean and care for my silk dress hose? Some other things I am wondering about: Is there any particular care that extends the life, and/or improves the appearance of, silk facings? How should one polish patent leather? How should a tailcoat be stored if there is no full length space to hang it? I don't have any, but how should detachable collars and stiffened shirts be stored and cared for?