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Maintaining your Shoes & Luggage

Always polish shoes after use. Polish nourishes the leather from cracking and drying out. Place wood shoe trees in the shoes after use, thus retaining the shape and removing moisture. Shoes should not be a tight fit, just a sufficient tension to hold on shoes without stretching at top of heel. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days. The life of your shoes can be greatly extended if they are rested between use. If you wear suede or nubuck shoes, brush them regularly. The...

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Suede & Leather Care Advice

Protect the collar area from perspiration and body oils with a scarf or high collar Suede and sheepskin can benefit from a stiff brush after wear to remove surface dirt and keep the nap free. Leather needs wiping with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. When dry apply a special leather polish. A small stain on suede may be removed with a hard Indian rubber using a gentle circular motion. If wet, hang to dry, away from direct heat. Store under a clean cotton cover, never near plastic. The...

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Linen Care Advice

Regular and careful laundering of linen is essential to preserve its colour. Never store used linen. Never store starched linen. The starch will discolour turning your linen yellow. Always keep linen in well ventilated cupboards first covering the shelves with acid free tissue paper. Our linen will always be returned in such paper which you can use for this purpose. Folded linen should always be kept away from direct sunlight. The latter will fade and discolour the fabrics along the fold li...

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Suede & Leather Care Advice

  • Protect the collar area from perspiration and body oils with a scarf or high collar
  • Suede and sheepskin can benefit from a stiff brush after wear to remove surface dirt and keep the nap free.
  • Leather needs wiping with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. When dry apply a special leather polish.
  • A small stain on suede may be removed with a hard Indian rubber using a gentle circular motion.
  • If wet, hang to dry, away from direct heat.
  • Store under a clean cotton cover, never near plastic. The skin needs to breath.
  • If you have a suede or leather 2–piece costume, always take both parts to be cleaned at the same time.
  • Always buy loose fitting skin garments as some are overstretched in manufacture and may never revert back to their original shape in cleaning.
  • Skin garments are expensive to buy from a reputable source and check all panels inside and out have equal colour and texture.

Jeeves at Your Service

Some colour loss may be experienced in cleaning. Jeeves can retint skins, although it may not always be possible to recreate the original results from the tannery.

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