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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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Advice on Stains

  • The nature and age of any stain, combined with the colour and construction of the fabric very much dictates the end result.
  • The dye in some fabrics is more soluble than the stain. Removing the stain will remove the dye.
  • Developed Stains: Spillages of drinks not containing strong dyes, such as lemonade and champagne, can be blotted away from fabrics and appear to have disappeared. However the residual sugar content is at work in your garment. Left unattended for a period of time, a yellow or brown stain will appear, this is due to oxidation of the sugar, similar to a half eaten apple.
  • Early on in its life a stain will develop with the help of any heat source, such as pressing. The resulting developed stain can be permanent.

Jeeves at Your Service

At Jeeves stains are dealt with by hand prior to dry cleaning. Unless we have discussed with you the element of ‘Owners Risk’ we will operate within safety margins, limiting the end result in the removal of problematic stains.

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