Monthly Archives December 2013

Winter hazard warning.

Deicing products, like salt, are a welcome relief from slippery sidewalks and driveways. But when salty slush and water splash on your clothes, the chemical solution can pull color, leave rings and create permanent stains on your winter clothing and sh...
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Home for the holiday.

We’re home with family and friends today, celebrating the holidays and preparing for a wonderful new year. As Charles Shultz said, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” We hope you’ve enjoyed your share of “a little something extra” this year. We’ve built our business by providing it to every customer, every day. We wish you the best and thank you for your patronage.


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Shoe/Boot Services

No Need to Look Down at the Heel We’re looking out to make sure you are always looking your best, and a well-dressed person doesn’t forget their footwear. Send us your tired, scuffed and soiled shoes and boots for a thorough deep cleaning and rejuvenating polish. We’ll replace laces, dress soles and bring your shoes back ready for the most discriminating inspection. We shine on handbags, too. If your leather goods require repair, we’ll take care of it using a local specialist. Contact us about this service
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Reweaving

Reweaving Now you see it, now you don’t Snag a sweater, tear a lapel?  Burn a little hole in your favorite tweed jacket? Our expert reweavers will remove the evidence and return your garment looking like nothing happened.  The magic of reweaving can do wonders. Contact us about this service
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Wedding Gowns

Wedding Gown Preservation —Don’t Wait for a Formal Invitation. Once the excitement of the wedding day has passed, there’s typically a period of much needed inactivity. Well, we don’t mean to nag, but one thing that should not be put off for long is professional cleaning and packaging of your wedding gown — preserving the memories it will long represent. That’s because the passage of time can allow even unseen stains to set-in permanently. What stains, you say? After all, it was a wedding not a pig roast! Yes, but remember when the champagne started flowing and bubbling over…remember cutting
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Sweaters

Gentle Care for Sweaters Sweaters can be demanding. They stretch, they shrink, they produce funny little balls of yarn that won’t brush off. Friction charges them up, then they tire out just when you need them to look their best. These sweater care tips will help you get the most out of your sweater. After all, great looking sweaters are our specialty. • Store sweaters folded. Sweaters on hangers will tend to stretch. • In order to allow natural fibers to breathe, if stored in a bag, make sure to only store in breathable bags such as the sweaters come
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Suit Care

For You to Look Your Best, So Must Your Suit. Not All Soil is Visible: Under normal conditions, we recommend cleaning a suit after every 4th wearing. “But it’s not even dirty,” you say. The reality is that suits (all garments) collect soil, dirt and perspiration constantly, even in clean environments like an office. So even though the “dirt” may not be visible to you the effect is has on your suit’s appearance is significant. Remove the Suit Coat: Sitting for long periods of time in one’s suit coat is generally not advised. The back of the coat tends to
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Storage

Store Winter Garments Safely Away. Spring means the return of long awaited warmer weather, leaves on the trees, and 4-hour little league baseball games. Of course spring is also when the human species sheds its cumbersome outer shell — overcoats, sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and the like. But don’t make the mistake so many people do — just sticking your winter coats in a closet all spring, summer and fall, or jamming your sweaters into a drawer. You will pay the price for this behavior, common as it is, in the form of visible, often irreparable, insect damage — that is,
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