In August, we announced that we planned on starting a series dedicated to Triad area Fine Men’s Clothiers. The first clothier we’d like to spotlight is Cahill & Swain, a Winston-Salem tradition for 70 years. Started in a downtown location in 1949 by Frank Cahill and Bill Swain, this clothier has been providing quality clothing, tailoring, and service to coaches, athletes, pilots, and folks near and far for 70 years!
It occurred to me after I shared Shores experience with the Miss North Carolina Pageant, that we’ve never discussed how Shores can bring your formal gowns, cocktail dresses, and party wear back to life, and more importantly, what you should do at home to keep those special wears in pristine condition.
Here’s what Shores will do when you drop off your formal gown:
Shores Fine Dry Cleaning has been providing exceptional garment care for the Triad area of North Carolina since 1948, and over the years, we’ve added lots of new services including a monthly blog in 2014 to share our expertise with you. Recently, we took a look back at some of our posts, and we discovered that we’ve been focusing quite a bit on bridal and ladies’ interests while neglecting our guys. We’re going to remedy that over the next couple months by featuring local men’s clothiers that both carr
In May, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), of which Shores is a member, met in Nashville for their annual meeting. One of the things AWGS members learned about was a charity, Wish Upon a Wedding, that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances.
In 2010, Nadia Moffet, Miss North Carolina USA at the time, went to Shores to see if we could fix a problem with the hem of her evening gown that had been heavily soiled from stage debris and cosmetic products during the Miss North Carolina USA Pageant before she wore it in the Miss USA Pageant. Shores specializes in gown cleaning, and our professional gown cleaners took great care when removing all the stains, returning her gown to near pristine condition.
The story of the Barbour Jacket dates back to 1894 when John Barbour, of Galloway, Scotland started J. Barbour and Sons Ltd., a company importing oil cloth, in South Shields, England. Five generations later, the family still owns the business, sourcing products from around the world, but also manufacturing their classic wax jackets by hand in Simonside, South Shields.
Neckties are one of those items that tend to get neglected or mistreated. My son has to wear a necktie to school every Thursday, and when he gets in the car after school, he yanks it off and shoves it in his backpack. I’ve even seen my husband take off a necktie the same way though he does hang it in the closet on a tie rack.
I don’t remember exactly how old my black leather jacket is; I can only tell you that I got it before my son was born, so it is at least 12 years old, but you can’t tell by looking at it. That’s because I provide the best leather jacket care possible for this special garment that was given to me by my in-laws.
When my husband and I got married, we had a small ceremony with just 100 guests in his parent’s backyard. We wanted to keep things simple, and one thing we opted to do was to skip having a professional photographer. Instead, we opted to have disposable cameras on each table (keep in mind it was 20 years ago so smartphones weren’t around) and have a few family members use our camera (which was a pretty good one) to take a few specific photos. Looking back, we both wish we’d gone with a professional wedding photographer.