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Necktie wisdom.

“A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life,” said poet Oscar Wilde, famous for his “living well is the best revenge.” Before your well-tied knot has a chance to help, be sure your tie is spotless. It’s another universal truth that the more expensive the tie, the more prone it seems to attract soup, café au lait or wine stains. Our stain experts know how to gently restore your neckwear to like-new condition.

Wash or clean?

When to dryclean, when to throw it in the wash machine?  Convenience and quality aside, there are situations when dry cleaning simply is the best choice: Acetate, rayon or silk, leather or fur garments or trim, tricky to iron, structured or tailored with interfacing, specially finished, stiffened garments. The number one reason to trust it to us – your garment is expensive, fragile or special. We do it all, from dungarees to designer.

Spring trends.

Freshen your wardrobe with affordable trend pieces inspired by major designers. Lavender is the it color for 2018, add a piece or two to brighten your basics. Dark raw selvedge black denim is seen in tailored pieces, suit separates and skirts. Trench coats, glittery sequins and feathers show up in surprising ways. Whatever you find, remember we can improve the fit with alterations that add style and comfort.

Wash before wearing.

New clothing comes with more than just a new look. Almost all fabric is treated with a cocktail of chemicals that can cause irritation. Clothes are treated with preservatives to prevent mold or mildew during shipping. Formaldehyde resins, dyes and chemicals used in manufacturing can lead to contact dermatitis, eczema outbreaks or respiratory problems from simply breathing the fumes.  Happily, laundering or cleaning removes much of the chemical residue.

Wedding plans?

Beautiful, wonderful weddings don’t always just fall together, although we’ve heard some amazing stories. You may have lots of time now, but there’s an infinite barrage of details coming. Don’t forget your allies in the cleaning business. We’re experts at making everything fit perfectly, everyone look their best. After the celebration, we’ll make everything ready for archival storage.