July 26, 2011
Your wedding was 20 years ago, and your dress has been in a vacuum bag in your closet ever since. One day you decide to get it out, just to remember the big day – but the moment’s ruined. When you take the dress out of its bag, you discover it’s turned yellow. The dress is ruined. But perhaps it doesn’t have to be.
Classic Cleaners offers a full restoration service for wedding gowns using the same methods implemented in our MuseumCare™ preservation process to make your dress look as good as new again — no matter the extent of the damage or age of the dress. Our experts will gently hand-clean the dress, removing old stains and the ravages of time. Some physical damage to the fabric — including lace and beads — can be repaired as well.
After it’s cleaned, the dress can be pressed and prepared for immediate use, whether it’s to be displayed or worn, or if you prefer, it can be preserved in an archival-quality preservation box for future use. The goal, no matter what, is to get your wedding dress looking like it did on the day it was first worn.
Come to Classic Cleaners today and get a free consultation. Your wedding dress is one of the most important garments you will ever own — and we can help you make sure it stays the way you remember it!
July 19, 2011
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and what better way to remember it than preserving and protecting your dress? Here at Classic Cleaners, we offer MuseumCare™ preservation, an advanced process that guarantees protection from sugar stains and yellowing, and when the dress is worn again, any participating specialist will inspect and press the dress for free.
MuseumCare™ preservation is a four-step process:
- Hand cleaning of the dress, to offer the best possible protection from damage.
- An anti-sugar, salt and acid stain treatment that dissolves stains that typical dry cleaning techniques can’t eliminate.
- A full inspection of the gown by our expert staff (and, if desired, you can participate in the inspection as well).
- Storage of the dress in an archival-quality preservation box, specially designed to protect your gown without using vacuum seals, plastics, or other seemingly harmless materials and techniques that can actually do damage to your dress while in storage.
The MuseumCare™ preservation process comes with a written 100 percent guarantee against damage, offering a free, full restoration from Classic Cleaners or any other participating specialist should the dress suffer any kind of stain or discoloration in the future. If you’re interested in more information on the process, check here, or come to Classic Cleaners for a free consultation. Your wedding dress is an important part of one of the best days of your life – make sure it gets the care that it deserves.
July 12, 2011
They say that there’s no accounting for taste, but in some cases there’s almost universal agreement. Take chocolate for example — almost everybody loves it, whether it’s a candy bar, ice cream or chocolate milk. The problem is that while delicious, chocolate holds its hidden dangers. Of course, too much of it can make you sick and wreak havoc on your waistline. And chocolate can do quite a number on a white shirt.
Chocolate is a nasty stain to have to deal with, partially because of its color, and partially because of its composition. It acts both as an oil stain and a dye stain, so it can be tougher to eliminate than other, simpler stains. Luckily, there are steps you can take to save your garments if they should happen to have a chocolate disaster.
The best course of action is to lay the stained area of the garment down on a few paper towels and blot the back side of the stain with a heavy-duty detergent. This will leech the stain out onto the paper towels. After doing this, launder the garment normally to remove any excess chocolate left in and on the garment.
If that fails, or if the garment you’ve stained is dry-clean only, just bring it in to Classic Cleaners! We’ll use our expertise and state-of-the-art methods to get that delicious (but very noticeable) stain out of your shirt or pants, and have your garments looking as good as new. Because as much as we all love chocolate, nobody wants to wear it.
For more stain-fighting tips, click here.
July 6, 2011
More than most recreational activities, the way you dress while golfing is important. Of course you need to be able to move — you won’t have much fun if you can’t swing your club — but it’s also important to look the part. So what’s the best way to make sure you’re dressed properly for a day at the course?
The key is to make sure that you play to your audience. Different courses have different requirements and standards, and you should try to match the typical attire of the course you’re playing. Check the dress code before you come to play, or you could find yourself either turned away (it can actually happen) or spending quite a bit of money in the pro shop to meet the course’s demands. Almost every course has a specified dress code, and you can usually get a hint based on the greens fees. The more you’re paying to play, the more likely you are to find a dress code, and the more stringent it’s likely to be.
Regardless of the course, there are certain things that are likely to hold true. Most courses ban denim and collarless shirts. Many courses allow khaki shorts, but the highest-end ones likely will require slacks. A polo-type shirt will do nicely, and if it’s cool out, a long-sleeved collared shirt works as well. If you’d like to jazz up the look a bit, add a sweater or sweater vest. Don’t just imitate the PGA golfers you see on television, though —some of the mock turtlenecks and loud, patterned pants worn on tour may be frowned upon at the more posh clubs.
Starting on July 10, check out our Promotions page for a great deal on knit and golf shirts, but no matter what you wear to the course, be sure to bring it to Classic Cleaners afterward to make sure your important garments get the care they deserve — especially if you end up spending some time in the rough or the water hazards.