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The cleaning and restoration of a garment: 1950's vintage coat

At RAVE FabriCARE, we love restoring antique, vintage and heirloom garments and accessories.

Take this 1950's coat sent in by a client in Chicago. It belonged to her grandmother and appears to have been custom made for her (there are no labels or any evidence that any label has been removed).

Over time, the coat had acquired a dingy tinge, oily collar, perspiration stains and a lost-in-a-damp-basement-for-50-years musty smell.

The restoration results were nothing short of spectacular - beautiful drape, pristinely clean and completely odor-free.

The following before and after photos that reflect the transformation:


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If this is what we can do for a 1950's vintage coat, imagine what we can do for your fine business and casual wear?

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