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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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Garment Care Advice

  • To prevent dust cover the shoulders of clothing using Jeeves acid free tissue. Garments should not be stored long term in a poly bag.
  • Deal with stained clothes as soon as possible. Stains left unattended for a week or more become progressively harder to remove.
  • Never rub stains, blot with a white absorbent paper towel – one piece in front and one behind.
  • Rubbing at silk, wool or linen may result in permanent removal of the dye which often becomes more apparent after dry cleaning.
  • Rubbing wool may cause pile damage
  • Do not be tempted to apply white wine, soda water, salt etc. to stains it makes the stain more problematic to deal with.
  • Dry cleaning relates best to oil based stains, never dab water on these as water sets the oils into the fabric.
  • Always tell your dry cleaner what caused the stain and what you have done in the attempt to remove it.
  • Dress for the occasion. If attending a ‘High Risk’ event where drink can spill over you (cocktail party), wear something washable.

 

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