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The classic white button-down.

Men have known for generations that a fresh-from-the-laundry white long-sleeved shirt adds style and dresses up any outfit, even jeans. Women have caught on to this quick and easy way to add panache: in crisp cotton or soft silk, the tailored shape of the shirt adds elegance to distressed denim or conservative suiting. Smart women rely on this true wear-anywhere closet staple for the office, a night out or a weekend stroll. Tuck it in or let it hang loose, you can’t go wrong with a white shirt. Throw it over a tee and worn jeans, tuck it into a black pencil skirt or top it with a tweed blazer. 

Button, button.

Let us know if you have a loose button or a falling hem. Our staff will make repairs so you can keep wearing your favorites time and time again. Hemming a new pair of pants? Let us know if you want to keep the original hem. And don’t forget to call ahead for a fitting on special cold-weather and dress-up garments – our expert seamstress/tailor will keep you looking your best.

Clothes feeling snugger?

Before you blame stay-at-home snacking, check your dryer settings and remember the last 15% of drying time is when shrinkage occurs, and it can be permanent. Dry your clothes on delicate to avoid shrinkage and set the timer for a shorter period. You can always add time to dry, but can’t reverse it if you have dried too long. Another hint – don’t mix lightweight silks and rayons with heavier cottons and polyesters – they will dry out faster and are the most prone to heat damage, while the cottons stay wet and keep your dryer spinning.

Attic memories.

Are you keeping an old military uniform, letter jacket or baby blanket in your attic? Bring us your special family heirlooms. Our cleaning process protects delicate fibers, prevents aging stains. We can repair most of the tears and loose seams of time. Ask us about our boxing and preservation options — so you can pass on the memories to the next generation.

Holiday head start.

Prepare early. Holiday entertaining should be a joy, not a chore. Now’s the time to get your guest room ready. Clear the closet and reline the dresser drawers. Strip the bed and flip the mattress. Linen or cotton sheets and pillowcases should be flawless (we can help with professional laundering and hotel-crisp ironing). Make up the bed with a set of firm and soft pillows, light and heavy blankets and a lightweight throw for afternoon naps. Splurge on an extra set of guest towels, tied with a twill ribbon for that extra “welcome” touch.