Archive | September, 2014

27 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Extend the life of your investments.

Quality clothing does cost more, but with the right care, the cost-per-wear is lower than cheaper choices. Dry cleaning prolongs the life by removing stains before they oxidize. Soil and dust actually grind into the fabric, acting as an abrasive on the fibers. Our expert finishing team gently presses your garment for a crisp, new […]

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25 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Make your bed.

After summer’s hot and sweaty nights, it’s time to freshen your nighttime environment. Begin by stripping the bed down to the mattress. If you use a mattress pad, launder (or bring to us) and dry thoroughly, hanging on the line, if you have one. Flip and rotate the mattress. Is it time to replace your […]

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20 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

YKK?

Ever notice those three letters on almost every zipper? Turns out, they stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the Japanese company that makes 90% of the world’s zippers in 206 factories in 52 countries. They even make the machines that make the zippers. Their largest factory, in Georgia, makes over 7 million zippers every day. Their […]

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18 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Extreme distress.

Japanese denim brand Zoo is featuring jeans that have been distressed by actual lions, tigers and bears. They wrap creature’s toys in denim, then let nature take its course. The ripped, torn and shredded denim is then turned into some very exclusive, very expensive jeans. You can watch their video at http://youtu.be/oBkqfiN6zJM. Article source: http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=745

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12 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Casual Friday tips for men.

Depending where you work, the rules for “casual” can range from a sportscoat to outright scruffy. Style blog Fashion Beans offers some wise advice. 1. Avoid TMI. Save tight, deep cut or transparent for evenings. 2. Avoid logos, printed T’s, or fashion statements. A discrete polo pony or alligator are fine. 3. Ask. Collars required? […]

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10 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Seasonal storage.

Before you stow away the swim suits, linen trousers and patio cushions, be sure everything is clean, clean, clean. Invisible spots can oxidize into permanent stains – food drips and body oils are an invitation to hungry insects. Once everything is clean, store in a cool, dry place in breathable containers, like fabric garment bags. […]

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06 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Too much of a good thing.

Using too much fabric softener on towels can leave a waxy, water-resistant coating on the fibers that is the opposite effect of a good towel. Would you use wax paper or a paper towel to blot water? To get your towels back to absorbency, add a quarter cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle for […]

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04 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Cramped closet?

The coming fall is a good time to clean out the jumble. Living Well Spending Less has a great article based on a 40-hanger closet. It starts with splurging on 40 new matching hangers. Then the purging, editing and organizing begins. You end up with the quality pieces you love, wear often and are stylish and flattering. […]

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