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Many owners of bespoke and
made-to-measure garments are reluctant to entrust their fine
garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. And for good reason.
On September 5, Will Boehlke, author of A
Suitable Wardrobe, addressed this issue in a blog post entitled
"Maintenance: The Voice of Experience".
This time, however, the context was slightly different.
It seems that, because of issues of quality, Will had concluded
that he could no longer send his bespoke garments to the best
cleaner in the San Francisco area.
So he did the next best thing: he carefully brushed and steamed
his garments and put them away for the season.
In the meantime, Will discovered RAVE FabriCARE and has been
rotating his tailored garments through our bespoke and made to measure garment cleaning
Two weeks ago
we received, amongst other things, one of Will's old favorites that
had been brushed, steamed and stored: an Anderson
& Sheppard chalk striped navy double breasted suit.
On careful examination, I noticed some moth damage: a small hole
and numerous areas where the surface of the flannel had been
Will's post serves as an important reminder of the need to clean
and press fine garments as needed during the season and at the end
of the season prior to storage.
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