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Upscale classic.

Since its founding in 1963. St. John Knits has set the standard for classic wool and rayon knits, Chanel-inspired jackets and pure, primary colors. Today, St. John is sold in specialty stores in 29 countries and 27 company-owned boutiques with annual sales over $325 million. A classic St. John garment has knit-in hems and an exclusive tightly woven wool and rayon double knit fabric. Generations of women have relied on St. John’s classic, flattering and conservative lines. “It’s almost like a uniform, a status symbol, for those who can afford the best.” Of course, we’re experts at cleaning and caring for all your knits, from St. John to Fair Isle, Gap to Givenchy.

Prom dressing.

Whether you choose a dramatic red-carpet look or a vintage heartbreaker, there are a few trends we’re seeing in stores and the fashion magazines and sites. The hottest solid colors are black, champagne and red, and don’t be surprised to see dramatic prints. Details include intricate low backs, lace insets and practical pockets. If allowed, exposed midriffs are shown off by two-piece gowns. Don’t settle for an off-the-rack fit, our alterations department will make you look like a million in the gown that’s right for prom.

Friday the 13th.

Casual Friday need not be unlucky, but dressing business casual for men has a few rules for success. Choose neutral colored, collared shirts that are crisply pressed (we take care of that) and long sleeved. Dark jeans are OK if they’re clean and hole-free.  A casual jacket in a neutral finishes the look. Every office has different rules, different styles. Whatever is appropriate, make sure it’s clean, crisply finished and in good repair. Our laundry and cleaning services help you always look your best.

The brush off.

Brush your quality garments before hanging them back in the closet, ideally on a wooden hanger. Brushing removes dust, grime and surface soil before it sinks into the weave. Use short, quick strokes against the grain, then finish with long smooth strokes in the opposite direction. Airing gives the garment a chance to recover and completely dry. A bonus benefit: you’ll spot stains or damage that need special attention when we clean your garment.

Chino alert.

Warm weather means chinos for most guys, dressed up with a white cotton shirt, dressed down with t-shirt or polo. Chinos come in colors way beyond khaki; we’re seeing classic blue, green, grey, brown and black. And there are a lot more colors in chinos than ever before (try Dockers).  For a crisp tailored look, let us clean and press all kinds of cotton trousers.  For home care, wash your chinos inside out in warm water, avoid bleach and over drying. If the seams wrinkle, touch up with a steam iron. Then hang on a trouser hanger, ready for wear.