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13 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Shirt care confusion

Does your new shirt label say washable, but the fabric looks and feels like it needs dry cleaning? –Some manufacturers avoid marking an item as “dry clean only” to promote sales, even though professional cleaning would keep the garment looking and wearing its best. Bring it in and our fabric experts will give you the […]

07 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Ruffles and flourishes

Wondering how to make a dress look as good as it did when you bought it? A trip through your washing machine simply removes crisp details like ruffles and pleats. Even careful home ironing can’t get them back without damaging the fabric from high heat. We offer press only services for wash at home items […]

03 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Washable silk’s short life

Watch out for this season’s “washable silks” with cotton lining. Silk fabric is delicate and prone to losing shape and color in water. The cotton lining holds moisture that speed up deterioration and loss of wear-ability in the silk in as little as one washing. Wondering why the designer chose the combo? The cotton lining […]

27 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Today’s wool

Wooing over the latest wools but scared of getting the woes instead? Lightweight and fresh, wool is the preferred fabric for fashion staples – pants, suits, skirts and sweaters. The eco friendly fabric has evolved to be lightweight when needed, and durable when necessary. Forget the itch, the wools of today are not what you […]

20 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Saturday night fever

Are you giving yourself a fever when deciding what to wear this Saturday night? Leisure suits are the last thing you should think of when you hear polyester. Forget those old styles – the polyester of today not only holds designs, forms, and color better than most fabrics, it also offers durability and long term […]

14 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Starched or soft?

Linen can go both ways – let us know if you like your linen to stand up- a little starch goes a long way to keep that crisp linen feel. Do you like the smooth soft feel instead? Our professional staff can dry clean your item and hand press it in a way that keeps […]

07 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Metal fabrics

Metallic fibers have been around for ages, but they are making a comeback in a heavy way. A few tips when buying these fashion must-haves: many are designed to have a wrinkled appearance, but as you wear them, the heat of your body relaxes the woven-in metals and releases the crinkle. Frustrated trying to iron? […]

01 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The rule says never rub stains, but why?

The deeper the color the more likely you could “rub out” the dye. You take the chance of breaking fibers and “roughing up” the surface each time you rub a stain. If you break the fibers you create an obvious dull or light spot that may be permanent.  Your drycleaner may be able to improve […]

23 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Cut off at the elbows

Have you noticed wear and tear on your shirt cuffs?  A business shirt has a lifetime of about 35 washes – after that the fibers begin to naturally break down and show fraying, fringe and color loss.  The next evidence of age is wear at the elbows. But don’t worry when that happens to your […]

17 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Out of the closet

Does shared closet space make finding your favorite outfit a hassle? Tired of shuffling dry cleaning bags only to find the pants you were looking for was in another bag with your partner’s jacket?  Let us know on your next visit – we’re happy to package your cleaning separately based on male, female, and children’s […]