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some days we need a little more help than others. my best fashion friends are woolite dark and oxi-clean, and my washing machine. but occasions do occur where it would be wise to call in the professionals. tailor, dry cleaner, shoe repair are the basics.

do you have a trusted team?

12 comments:

greying pixie said...

I have a really professional shoe repair man - a real craftsman who has saved my shoes many times.

I have a good dry cleaner but try to restrict use to coats only.

I have an 88 year old beauty therapist who I visit twice a year in France for a facial and restock with creams.

I am my own tailor!

-h of candid cool said...

perfect timing. i just got a teeny bleach speck (2nd time wearing) on my brand new dior hommes. the dry cleaner i use isnt inspiring my confidence so im actually going to take them to my shoe people, because them I trust!

when i was in miami i had an amazing tailor, now she's too far of a drive for me. I trust the one i have now, but she's not like that one i had in miami.

and wool-lite dark is a must too.

enc said...

I take all my shoes and leather things to be repaired at Anthony's Shoe Repair. They do a cracking job, and are world-reknowned.

I have a reliable tailor, and I send everyone to her!

Knowing I have these experts to turn to makes me feel better, makes me feel that there are solutions to my problems.


I have a local dry-cleaner who took care of the dress I got married in, and the cleaning job was okay, but the hook-and-eye closure was half falling off and half gone (the hook part was nowhere to be found) when I got the dress back. The jury's still out on that one.

Iheartfashion said...

Absolutely!
After much trial and error, my husband and I have amassed a trusted team of laundry person, dry cleaner, tailor, and cobbler. It exhausts me to think about having to replace them all when we move next year!

Alexandra said...

I unfortunately do not- and it pains me. I am moving soon though and I hear of a great tailor there, and a cobbler as well...and I will work on building a team.

Times of Glory said...

Really adore your blog with these retro and quirky photos teamed with your modern thoughts.

For professional services, I thought it could be better, but sometimes they can be really worse... It becomes harder and harder to find a good shoe repair and tailor in London. However, I agree a serious professional will do a much better job xx

Duchesse said...

Have an invisible weaver (yes- I can see him). He's saved many gnawed cashmeres, and I don't begrudge the $60 per munch.

Searching for a brilliant dressmaker, who can not only make anything but can tell me what NOT to have made.

laia. said...

I actually don't, though that will soon change because I have 3 pairs of shoes that need new heel taps and a pair of pants that need to be tailored.

Carlene said...

No team, but I do have an awesome shoe guy

http://brooksshoeservice.com/

Sometimes it's fun to go in there just to see the other shoes they're working on. Amazing!

a. said...

i FINALLY found a good cobbler... am still searching for a good tailor. :-\ i don't dry clean anymore - i wash stuff on the delicate cycle and then line-dry. works for my cashmere + wool sweaters, silk tops... although i don't really wear suits...

Jessica said...

My favorite couple: a needle and thread. Few things are more annoying than getting ready to leave the house and noticing a fallen hem or a loose button. A few quick stitches and I'm on my way.

landis smithers said...

my seamstress is my best ally.