Suited for success.

As business slowly gets back to “the before times”, don’t slack on your appearance.  Meeting face to face requires a different dressing strategy than Zoom. When you want to make a first-rate impression, nothing beats your best suit. Make sure the details are right: crisp shirt, snug tie, cuffs showing just about ¾ inch. Always brush for lint with a fabric brush or a sticky lint remover. Clean, shined shoes? Make sure your trousers have a proper hem — pants should rest on the top of the shoe with a small “break ” and should only be shorter if the pants have a cuff. Remember, professional alterations are almost always a good investment on any off-the rack suit.

Losing space to memories?

Are precious keepsake garments taking up valuable closet space? Christening gowns, ceremonial attire, letter jackets, afghans and wedding gowns all take up space and seldom come out of storage. Your keepsake items can be cleaned and preserved for future generations, and the boxing makes them easy to store on a shelf or in the attic. We not only clean and package wedding gowns, we also do prom dresses, dress uniforms and those precious baby outfits.

Winter coat bubbling over?

Is your favorite coat looking rippled? Modern outerwear is often constructed using adhesive to bond outside and inside layers, adding shape and form without bulk.  Time, wear and exposure to the elements can break down the adhesive, creating a bubbled, rippled appearance.  We see this effect most often at high-stress areas— shoulders, elbows, bust and waist — where you stretch and bend. Sadly, this condition can’t be repaired or prevented. Even a wrinkly coat is still warm — give it to a local charity.

The perfect fit (or hemming and hawing).

Jeans that fit like a dream are hard to find, especially after wearing pants without buttons during the pandemic.  So when you shop for new, focus on the body fit, and don’t worry about the length. Our alterations department can have you hemmed to the perfect length in no time.  If you want to retain the showroom look, ask for an original hem. Rather than cutting off the bottom and sewing a new hem, we can cleverly hide the extra fabric and move the original factory hem to a new shorter length.

Laundry piled up?

Looking for a way to spoil that special someone at home? Did spending too much time at home get your laundry room overflowing?  Catch up with the chores while still enjoying the springtime sunshine and give yourself a little break once in a while and splurge.  Ask about wash and fold service for your basic laundry.  With a low per pound price, sheet, towels, comforters, and your everyday clothes will come back clean and folded.

Treasures in the Attic

Are you keeping an old military uniform, letter jacket or baby blanket in your attic? Bring us your special family heirlooms. Our cleaning process protects delicate fibers, prevents aging stains. We can repair most the tears or loose seams of time. Interested in passing it on to the next generation? Ask us about our boxing options for preservation.

Watch for Wear

Don’t be caught off guard when your favorite shirt finally gives out. Check your cuffs and collar for signs of wear around the edges. Do you see a dark pigment at the corner of your collar? It’s the glue from the interfacing showing through. And last but not least, watch your elbows – when your shirt has finally seen enough, the thinning fabric at the elbows will tear.

Early Spring cleaning

Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning — bring us all your bulky bedding – we specialize in their cleaning {and storage}. Our professional staff will make sure your downs, wools and silks are ready for next winter’s storms.  Don’t have space in your closet to store your winter blankets and bedding? Our breathable comforter bags are perfect for seasonal storage of comforters, blankets and those cozy flannel sheets.

Birds of a Feather

Organized closets aren’t just for the birds – keeping like colors together in your closet and dresser is more than just pretty. Dyes of dark colors can “off-gas” as the fibers naturally break down from age and exposure to light and moisture.  The off-gassing from darker dyes can stain lighter colored clothes – so your white dress shirt could pick up a dark stain over time.

Cramped Closet?

Is your closet space getting cramped? Let us help you save your precious memories–bring your wedding gown in for preservation. We will carefully clean and package your gown, allowing you to keep it for future generations – and your closet will thank you! Properly packaged, your gown will easily fit on shelves or under the bed, and you can rest easy knowing it will be just as beautiful 25 years after you walked down the aisle! Our cleaning and preservation program is also great for christening gowns, prom dresses and couture.