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Month: February 2018

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Is It Time to Dry Clean Your Winter Coat?

Is It Time to Dry Clean Your Winter Coat? With winter in full swing, you’re likely bundling up to stay nice and warm while outside. With so much exposure to the elements, your winter coat might take on stains and odors, ones that are best left to dry cleaning laundry services rather than your washer or dryer. Know that Stitch It is here to take optimum care of your winter coat so it always looks and performs its best no matter how deep the mercury plummets. Fur Coats If your favorite winter coat [...]

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Tailoring Your Pants Gives You an Edge

Tailoring Your Pants Gives You an Edge If custom tailored clothes aren’t in your budget, then you may think you have no other option than to purchase items off the rack and hope for the best. Instead of wearing clothes that aren’t comfortable because they fit incorrectly or looking unprofessional in clothes that are too big, take your clothes to a local tailor for a better fit. Pants alterations are one of the easiest and most affordable fixes you can make to look stylish and polished. Types of [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Spanx

Everything You Need To Know About Wearing Spanx Clothes shopping can be hit or miss, and when you experience more misses than hits, you may surrender to the idea that you’ll never find clothes that fit. Maybe you blame your curves, the baby weight, or your age. You don’t have to ride this self-loathing train of thought, however. You have other options that not only will lead to confidence in your own skin but also in the dressing room. One of the best ways is to start wearing Spanx. Its purpose [...]

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Short Men Tailoring

Short Men Benefit From Tailoring

Short Men Benefit From Tailoring Mark Twain reportedly said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little to no influence on society.” You can laugh at the sentiment, but well-fitted clothes really make a man stand out. When your shirts, pants and suits are tailored to fit, you look professional, polished and sharp. Your tailor will have the best tailoring tips for your body, but here are some things to consider when bringing short men clothes for alterations. The Two Most Important Areas for [...]

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Look Thinner with Tailoring Tips

Look Thinner With These 5 Tailoring Tips

Look Thinner With These 5 Tailoring Tips There might be a shirt, skirt or jacket that’s one of your favorite articles of clothing, but it might not fit if you don’t weigh the same as you did when you first bought it. While you might like to go out and by some new clothes for your new shape, you might not have the money to do that right now. At Stitch It, we recommend alterations as a viable solution. Here are five tailoring tips you can put to good use to look thinner and better than you know. 1 [...]

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Tailoring your Suit Jacket

The Ultimate Guide to Tailoring your Suit Jacket

The Ultimate Guide to Tailoring your Suit Jacket As ZZ Top once said, "every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man." Unfortunately, most people won't look too sharp when they dress in a suit right off the racks. Luckily, tailoring your suit jacket will change how you feel in your suits. The Easy Alterations Even if you don't have a lot of extra time or cash to have your suit fully altered, there are a few easy alterations a tailor can provide that are affordable and don't take a lot of time but [...]

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Adaptive Alterations Clothing

Rethinking Clothing With Adaptive Alterations

Rethinking Clothing With Adaptive Alterations It’s estimated that about 13.7 percent of Canadians live with a disability, but this doesn’t take into account children or the elderly. It can be difficult for someone with arthritis or another mobility issue to live independently. Getting dressed can be a challenge when you can’t get out of bed or have to be in a wheelchair all the time. Fortunately, through adaptive clothing alterations, clothes can be redesigned to make it easier for someone to dr [...]

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Wash or Dry Clean Clothes

Deciding Whether to Wash or Dry Clean Your Clothes

Deciding Whether to Wash or Dry Clean Your Clothes In the past, it was more common for you to be able to toss most of your garments into the washer to get them clean and care for them in a way that allowed them to last as long as possible. At Stitch It, we’ve noticed that times have changed so that more and more items are “Dry Clean Only.” That being said, there are times when you can still hand wash “Dry Clean Only” items, or use a home dry cleaning kit. So which is it? Are you better off using [...]

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Ironing and Pressing

Is There a Difference Between Ironing and Pressing?

Is There a Difference Between Ironing and Pressing? At Stitch It, we’re committed to helping our customers look their absolute best no matter what they’re wearing, and we also want to teach you how to look your best, which requires a solid education. You’ve likely heard of both ironing and pressing and thought that the two are the same. Take a moment to fill in the blanks and learn the specifics of the two so you know how best to take care of your wardrobe and your look. Pressing One of the firs [...]

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Different Styles of Pants

Know the Different Styles of Pants for the Best Look

Know the Different Styles of Pants for the Best Look Pants are the universal go-to for everything from everyday wear to formal wear. You use them so often, you may feel as if you’ve got the look down pat. But how well do you really know pants? Being familiar with the different styles of pants, cuts, and designs can help you choose the right one for your body or the setting in which you’ll be wearing them. Stitch It is here to give you the basics on pleats, hems, and breaks so you can feel more c [...]

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