Archive | February, 2019

28 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Wool coat care.

Clean everyday coats twice a season to prevent dinginess. Remove surface dirt after wearing with a stiff brush, spot clean collar and cuffs with a damp cloth and mild soap.  Hang a damp coat where air can circulate, not crushed in a closet, to avoid odors. We have years of experience with cleaning woolens, and every […]

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22 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Makeup explosion.

When powder makeup gets on dark clothing (always when you’re in a hurry) ignore the instinct to brush it away. Rubbing spreads the mess and pushes the powder into the fabric. Blow instead, using canned air, hair dryer or your breath. Makeup remover on a cotton ball should pick up what’s left. We can remove […]

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09 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Starch or not?

We can go both ways – let us know if you like a lot or a little starch for crispness. Or do you like a smooth softer feel instead? Our professionals launder and press shirts and blouses with the finish you like best. Not all shirts are the same and some fabrics need more or […]

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07 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Cuffs, pro and con.

A man can add style, professionalism and a dressy touch with the right trouser cuffs.  While even jeans can benefit from a simple cuff, tuxedo trousers are always finished plain. Invented in the early part of the 20th century, cuffs protect against damage, fraying, mud and general wear and tear. Today, cuffs on any trousers display […]

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03 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Alterations options.

How much can we help when the size isn’t right? Blouse a shirt sleeves can be shortened, collars and cuffs replaced. Moving the collar button a quarter-inch can improve fit. The shoulders and chest are unalterable.  Pants can usually be taken in or let out two to three inches. Shortening legs is easy, lengthening not so.  Of […]

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