We provide extraordinary care for fine
garments & household textiles
Chicago-based Oxxford Clothes has long been renowned
for it's hand-made garments for men (and the occasional woman).
Take this classic, unstructured silk sport coat with gorgeous
mother of pearl buttons
sent to us for cleaning and restoration by a new client in Upstate
On his Service Order Form, our client described this garment as
"Oxxford Sport Coat With Bad Stains."
I don't have any information as to the provenance of this sport
coat or the source from whom he
acquired it. What I can surmise is this: it's probably never been
cleaned and it's probably been rotting away in a corner of
someone's closet for at least 25 years.
As to condition, this sport coat exhibited all the classic
symptoms of poor garment care. All rolled into
one. Consider this litany of issues ...
Other than these issues, the fabric was still in good
The $64,000 question was this: What would a combination of a
little knowledge, skill, experience, judgment and TLC be able to
The following before and after photos reflect the
Like all objects of fine quality, Oxxford garments, properly
cared for, endure with grace.
Please note: Any variations in the color of the final product is
a result of my amateur photographic "skills". The quality of our
photos should improve once our mini photographic studio is
completed and properly equipped.
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