Archive | October, 2014

31 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Timeless style tips, part 1.

Traditional rules change over time, but the fashion basics always hold true. You.beauty fashion blogger Lesley Kennedy outlines how to look taller, leaner and more stylish, starting with good tailoring. When your clothes fit properly, your best attributes are accentuated. (Our inhouse alterations department can do wonders.) Don’t obsess about the size — designers each […]

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24 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

New jeans blues.

Ever wear a new pair of jeans straight from the store and notice your hands and shirt turned blue? When dye transfers by friction, it’s called crocking and the indigo dye in blue jeans is a notorious crocker. Before you leave blue everywhere, the washing machine is your first stop. Do a first wash with cold water, […]

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22 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Science to the rescue.

It’s not your imagination that some workout clothes reek after ten minutes while old-school all-cotton stays relatively sweet. NPR reports that researchers have found there are certain malodorous microbes that only thrive on polyester. The traditional solutions for stinky gym clothes like vinegar or baking soda just can’t fight the tenacious Micrococcus bacteria. Impregnating polyester […]

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18 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Keep your dollars local.

Want to make a local, sustainable choice for 2015? Well look no further than your neighborhood merchants. Born and raised in your hometown, neighborhood businesses create jobs and contribute to our community in many ways. The numbers are impressive: three-quarters of every dollar stays here in your community compared to about 40% when shopping at […]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scratch and sniff jeans.

While we’re always in favor of good-smelling clothes, the Portuguese designers at Salsa are selling slim-leg jeans with the scent of blueberry, strawberry, orange or lemon to match their ombré pastel colors. The jeans are embedded with fragrance microcapsules (just like magazine perfume ads) that last up to twenty washes. The skinny jeans are about […]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scratch and sniff jeans.

While we’re always in favor of good-smelling clothes, the Portuguese designers at Salsa are selling slim-leg jeans with the scent of blueberry, strawberry, orange or lemon to match their ombré pastel colors. The jeans are embedded with fragrance microcapsules (just like magazine perfume ads) that last up to twenty washes. The skinny jeans are about […]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scratch and sniff jeans.

While we’re always in favor of good-smelling clothes, the Portuguese designers at Salsa are selling slim-leg jeans with the scent of blueberry, strawberry, orange or lemon to match their ombré pastel colors. The jeans are embedded with fragrance microcapsules (just like magazine perfume ads) that last up to twenty washes. The skinny jeans are about […]

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11 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Job interview for men.

According to the GQ Guide for Shirting, your dress shirt should be a solid color with a straight collar and long sleeves. Patterns, button-downs and short sleeves are just too informal. Wearing a tie adds professionalism, select diagonal “rep” stripes, solids or a tiny pattern. Pants and jacket? Never wrinkled, always clean — that’s our […]

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09 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What color is your rainbow?

Wearing the right color to an interview can influence your chances at a new job. In a recent Fast Company article, your appearance can say more about you than what you say. For instance, navy sends a message of being enterprising, trustworthy, honest and credible, ideal for law or finance. But wrong for a creative […]

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03 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Restore and preserve.

Count on us to keep your keepsakes fresh and protected. Preservation’s not just for bridal gowns, we can help save military uniforms, letter jackets and prom dresses. And restoration by our experts can repair stains, tears and loose seams. We not only keep your everyday wardrobe looking its best, we also help keep heirlooms for […]

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