Shirtdresses are more prone to snag or stretch out after just a few wears. As you move, sit and bend throughout the day the dress takes all of the tension, and can show snags across the back from arm to arm, straight across the bust and along the seat area. If you spend more time […]
Big game blues
Did someone spill big game snacks on your favorite game gear? Have no fear, even if your team didn’t win we can save the day, whether it’s mustard, alcohol or cheese – but we have to get it fast. Don’t let tricky stains set into the fabric. Dye-based stains will absorb and distort the colors, […]
Ring around the…
Collar and cuffs gets worse over time. Unfortunately, these high friction points are hard to protect. Over time soil, sweat and abrasion causes the fabric to break down, making it more susceptible to discoloration and permanent staining. We take extra care in using the proper cleaning methods and pre-treatments to get these nasty rings out […]
Here’s an easy way to keep mates together. Take a lesson from pro laundries and wash napkins or socks in mesh bags. Fill the bag half way and secure with a pin or zip, then toss in the machine. Pairs stay matched, and you save time sorting the cleaned clothes. Give your kids their own […]
Confused by care instructions?
Are you finding more and more items that say “hand wash, dry flat, cool iron only” and are not sure if you can care for them properly? The manufacturer is only required to put one process for cleaning on the label, and many are concerned about putting “dry clean” on their label. When in doubt, […]
Collars and cuffs.
Time to take your business wear out of the closet for a bright-light inspection for signs of wear on collars, cuffs and pockets. Take a good look at the elbows, too. Shirts, sweaters and jackets take a beating at the elbow, even if you’re not a professional arm wrestler. Mark trouble spots with masking tape […]
Closet management 101.
Keep all your clothes and shoes in the same general area, organized by function. Divide messy drawers with custom-fit partitions made of foamcore board. Add some structure, and capacity, by adding a rod at the top of your closet for shorter items like jackets and out of season tops. Invest in shoe storage units to […]
The pleasures of silk.
Long-treasured for its luxurious feel and brilliant colors, silk is still made from the cocoons of silk worms. Natural animal fibers can be tricky to clean, and silk’s reputation for fussiness is well earned. Bright colors can fade, even a drop of perspiration can stain, and the rigors of washing can cause fabric damage, even […]
A good night’s rest.
If you’ve been lucky enough to sleep in a luxury hotel, you know how wonderful it feels to slide between crisp, clean sheets, lie your head on a fresh pillow and slumber like royalty. Keeping bed linens clean is easy if you have a large capacity front-loading washer (like ours). And our professional finishing is […]
Stowing away winter leathers.
Anything made of leather needs maintenance, especially if it’s been exposed to winter weather conditions. Shoes and boots should be wiped with a damp cloth, especially if salt-stained. Inspect jackets and coats for damage, tears or stains before hanging on a well-padded hanger for storage. Use leather conditioner on dry spots like elbows and seams. […]