Fall officially arrived a few weeks ago, and cooler weather is moving in. It’s time to take a look at your winter wardrobe to see where you might need some updates. One such item might be a new coat. If purchasing a new coat is on your ‘must do’ list, here are a few tips to help you on your mission.
Today's post is totally unique and features one of our employees, Jessica, who had an incredible engagement story that we just had to share. It involved scuba diving, going viral on YouTube, and being featured on Good Morning America. Below is Part 1 of Jessica's journey to "I DO".
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I knew of Mike Chandler, manager of our Shores Greensboro location, before he came to work for us ten years ago. He had an excellent reputation in the dry cleaning world as a stickler for providing top-notch service and quality. With 28 years in the business, he knows his stuff. More importantly, he continues to have a desire to provide top-notch service and quality each time a customer chooses Shores. That translates into happy customers. So happy, in fact, that he had a long-time customer recently writ
Tip 1: Silk or not? Every bride should know the answer to that question. The fabric of your gown is everything. Silk is a hollow fiber so when you spill something on silk or other natural fibers such as cotton and linen, the spill bonds with the fiber and acts like a dye. Even water is absorbed by natural fibers and leaves marks. Silk also crushes more easily for the same reason. On the other hand, spills can roll right off artificial fibers, and a damp cloth is sometimes all you need to remove a stain. Plus most wrinkles shake out easily.
White garments are essential in summer wardrobes. A common complaint we hear is that the crisp bright look of new white garments, over time, becomes dull, dingy, and even yellowish. Why is that? There are a variety of reasons, many of which you can control. So we’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons with solutions.
1. Drooping bustle: Whether your bridesmaids simply cannot figure out how to fasten your bustle, your gown is very heavy, or someone steps on your train, you will wish you had asked for extra hooks or buttons to keep your gown from dragging on the ground. Plan ahead and attach several safety pins to the lining near the hem of your gown so they will be there when you need them. You can find other tips for emergency gown care at http://www.shorescleaners.com/travel-emergency-gown-care.html.
Julia lived in Winston-Salem for years and always used our Shores Fine Dry Cleaning location on Stratford Road. Time brought career changes and new cities, but she stayed in touch with Brian and continued to trust him to care for her finer items. So when it came time to clean and preserve her most prized garment -- her wedding gown -- she again reached out to Brian by mail. She simply mailed her gown from Alabama to our Stratford Road location.
The most important thing when purchasing an off the rack suit is to be sure the shoulder and thigh fit is perfect. Most tailors and seamstresses cannot make adjustments to these areas because there is no extra cloth to work with. Areas like the waist size, lower leg, and cuff length are less important because there are many alterations that can be done to adjust these areas.
So to achieve that custom look without emptying your wallet, consider the following:
First on the pants -
When it comes to a proper fit, one size does not fit all. I know that we all want our clothing to bring out the best of our natural attributes, and in a perfect world, this would be the case. There would be no need to visit a high-end clothier for a custom fitting. You could simply stroll into Macy’s, grab any suit off the rack, and viola; you’re a walking Ralph Lauren advertisement. The problem is that there is no one cut that looks great on all of us, and if your appearance