Monthly Archives February 2014

Men’s trends for 2014.

Double-breasted blazers, bright neon sneakers and bold floral prints are here for spring and beyond.  Looks include plaid and checked blazers over khaki and denim. Decorative prints range from over-scale traditional florals to tropical prints inspired by Hawaiian favorites, watercolor batiky-tie-die and classic designer camo.  And welcome back the classic favorite polka dot.  Man up and stow your gear in a leather bag, brief case style.  See Details magazine’s top trends from Europe at http://goo.gl/qSpc3Z


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Lace is back.

Every runway, from Dior to Vera Wang, is showing lace for spring/summer 2014.  WWD says, “Whether cutwork, crochet or eyelet, this ancient handiwork takes an au courant chic look for spring.” Dolce and Gabbana contrasts black lace with bright blue in the their cruise collection www.swide.com/?p=307049. Going beyond the typical, graphic mesh inserts and webbed overlays added interest and zing to yet another life for lace. http://goo.gl/pOVGWk


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Room for nostalgia.

Is there room for nostalgia in your closet? Too often, keepsake garments take up valuable space and get crushed in the process. Christening gowns, letter jackets, costumes and ceremonial garb, military dress uniforms, even Grandma’s afghan all crowd available storage. … Continue reading
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Green cleaning.

“Green Cleaning” doesn’t mean giving up hard earned greenbacks – we use earth-friendly cleaning products and methods to take care of your clothes and we are able to do it without charging extra. We are locally owned and operated and passionate about saving our neighbors’ money and wardrobe. Trust us to keep you looking good and feeling good about your cleaning choices.


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Wash or clean?

Does the label say washable, but the garment looks and feels like it needs dry cleaning? Some manufacturers avoid marking an item as “dry clean only” even though professional cleaning would keep the garment looking and wearing its best, especially when there’s a special finish on the fabric, tricky trim or complex construction. Bring it in and our fabric experts will give you the best advice. Not to mention our unbeatable finishing – not a crease or wrinkle.


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Latte on your lapel?

Spilled coffee down the front of your shirt? We’ve all spilled a little now and then, and the instinct to rub it is hard to resist.  Blot, blot and blot. Sometimes a stain removal pen (like Tide) can help in the short term. The best answer is to bring us the garment as soon as you can. Our stain removal experts use professional products and procedures that can take the coffee out of most fabric.


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The classic cardigan.

Mr. Rogers isn’t the only celebrity in a cardigan. The 7th Earl of Cardigan started it all back in the mid-1800’s. Back then, they were bulky, warm single or double breasted coats with shawl collars. Today, cardigans have slimmed down and are made of almost every material for men and women. They can be worn with jeans or khakis, dress or shorts. Some wear cardigans as the jacket to their outfit, others make the cardigan the main piece. Like other classic garments, investing in a quality cardigan makes sense. The classic style easily moves from season to season, and a beautiful wool or cotton cardigan always looks flattering, comfortable and easy going. Trust us to keep your knits in perfect condition, clean and fresh.


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