Connecting to your history is an experience worth preserving. Many important events in our ancestors’ lives had outfits to match. Here we’ll share some advice to help you keep them in shape. Properly caring for and preserving your loved one’s military uniform, whether they served on the Western front in WWI or more current conflicts in the Middle East, will honor their legacy of heroism for generations to come.
Spring seems to be wedding season, with the two most popular months in which to wed – June followed by May. In January, we posted a blog entitled “What to wear to a winter wedding”. In it we outlined how you might decipher a wedding invitation if a dress code isn’t specified. Since we are quickly approaching the spring wedding season, we thought it might be appropriate to visit this topic again for warmer weather suggestions.
Brian Harrell, General Manager of Shores, had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for a conference with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS). What is AWGS, you may be thinking. It’s a non-profit trade association, tested and endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants, Green Bride Guide, and The Wedding Planning Institute, of specialty cleaners.
Before I started working for a dry cleaning company, I had no idea how they cleaned my clothes. All I knew was that I dropped them off dirty and wrinkled, and when I picked them up they were clean and crisp. And while I am no cleaning expert (that’s what Brian, Mike, and David are for), I’ve learned a few things over the years.
A number of wedding advisory web sites say that if you want your wedding guests to dress a certain way, indicate the dress code on your wedding invitation. If you don’t specify the dress code, then be sure the design and tone of your invitation indicates the level of formality you are shooting for. That can be hard to decipher. I always appreciate it when a couple includes a suggested dress code on their wedding invitation. Words like “Black Tie”, “Semi-Formal”, or “Cocktail” are very helpful to guests. But what if there’s no suggested dress code on the invitation? Here are some sugge
Uggs. Just about everyone has a pair. Fans of Uggs rave about their warmth and comfort, but they can be a bit impractical given the time of year they are typically worn. A pair of short classic Ugg boots costs around $100. The price tends to go up from there. If you have a pair or are considering purchasing a pair, here are a few things you might want to keep in mind so that your Uggs stay in tip-top form:
Take a look at a tag inside one of your garments. You will probably find at the bottom of the tag ‘RN’ or ‘WPL’ followed by several numbers. Companies are required to label covered products with either the name or an identifying number of the business responsible for marketing the products in the U. S. Most companies go with the identifying number.
We’ve always said to never store your garments long-term in our plastic poly bags. Our poly bags are designed for short-term protection only. Long-term use will suffocate your clothes and possibly cause staining or mildewing problems. But, don’t place them in the recycle or throw them away just yet. We’ve got another fantastic use for them.