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Turtleneck trends

Even fashion-averse men can look great this fall in a stylish turtleneck. This season it reigns supreme on runways and in fashion layouts (like Esquire). A well-made turtleneck looks good on practically every guy — under a blazer or paired with faded jeans and sneakers. Just because Steve Jobs lived in a black turtleneck doesn’t mean you can’t borrow a little style from the Apple guru.

Out, out darned spot

Our dry cleaning service would be incomplete without our expert spotters.  They know how to treat stains without damaging the fabric, the color or the texture. Home cleaning might work on jeans or a golf shirt, but bring your valued garments to us for prompt treatment when there’s a spill.  Silk just can’t be treated with home products. Can’t. Wool pills with friction, so blot the stain –don’t rub— before bringing it to us. Ink stains are the worst: sometimes we can’t even lift the ink. Real Simple magazine recommends sprinkling salt on the stain, then wipe it up, repeat and apply vodka.  To the spot. Blot and repeat.  Then bring it to us and we’ll see if we can remove what’s left.

Showing the heat?

If the summer heat and humidity have lead to perspiration stains in washable garments, treat the stains with a prewash stain remover, then launder in the hottest water the fabric can stand, using an enzyme detergent and oxygen bleach.  Or bring the weary, stained items and we’ll use professional-strength cleaners and expert stain knowledge to remove the evidence.

Dresser smells

Do the drawers in your dresser smell funky? If you have a week, empty the drawers and place a small bowl of baking soda in each drawer. Close and wait for the soda to absorb smoke, pet, food or mothball smells. If there’s still an aroma, you may have a mold or mildew problem. Mix a half cup of borax with a gallon of water and wipe down all the exposed wooden surfaces, then air dry, preferably in the sun.  Or seal the interior with shellac. It’s fast drying and seals stains and smells.

Eco-hangups

Did you know that over 3 billion wire hangers end up in landfills every year? We are dedicated to getting that number down – bring wire hangers back in for recycling with your next order. If you choose to recycle them yourself, check to make sure they are actually recycled. Want to reduce your environmental impact, starting with your closet? Check out this great article for 10 ways to help Mother Earth. http://earth911.com/?p=155361