Monthly Archives: March 2011

Spring Cleaning Sale at Meurice!

Save 20% on Spring Cleaning with Meurice

Save 20% on Spring Cleaning with Meurice

It’s hard to believe spring is here after this winter, but it looks like we might finally be out of the woods. If you’re ready to enjoy your favorite spring fashions, Meurice can help. We’ve been gearing up for spring cleaning, which is good, because spring is when our clients typically bring their largest orders.

That’s why we’re offering a 20 percent discount on all spring cleaning, including:

Comforters, blankets & pillows
Tablecloths & linens
Clothing storage
Any other garments

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time at home this winter, and your pad may need some freshening up. Not to worry: we’ll clean anything from a mattress to custom draperies, and in many cases, we’ll handle everything on-site. We also have oversized pickup bags available for bulky items you’d like to send in.

Call us now at 800.240.3377 to schedule your pickup or for a complimentary interior cleaning estimate.  Enjoy springtime in the city, and leave the cleaning to us.

Keep clean,

Wayne Edelman

Top Five Tips for Tailoring Appointments

It’s been said that clothes make the man, and there’s no doubt alterations that make the clothing. At Meurice, we see clients who look sharper in fitted outfits from H&M than those with ill-tailored attire off the shelf at Armani. Yet, for those who have never had alterations made to their garments, the process can be confusing and intimidating. Whether it’s your first time to have your clothes altered or you’re a pro at getting pinned, here are some tips to make your visit smoother:

Old-time tailoring shears

Old-time tailoring shears - from Flickr User trackygraves

1. Give A Courtesy Call

Most tailors work regular hours and do not require appointments. Yet, to avoid delays, try calling about an hour to half hour ahead of when you expect to walk-in. This is particularly encouraged if you have a large amount of garments to be tailored, or if you are having elaborate work done: a wedding dress, for example.

2. Don’t Rush

Depending on the number of garments you would like to have tailored, your visit can last from 10 minutes to an hour long. To ensure you receive the most accurate measurements, it is best not to rush.

A good tailor takes his time with measurements

A good tailor takes his time with measurements Photo credit: Flickr user andersofsydney

3. Be Prepared

Bring all undergarments, shoes, and necessary items for repairs. If you are having a tux or a gown altered, bring all of the basic items you are planning to wear with the outfit. This is especially true when hemming garments: the length depends on the type of shoes you are going to wear.
For repairs, bring any extra beads, material, and/or thread/yarn. Most manufacturers will supply these items in a little bag when you purchase the garment. Men’s suits will usually come with an extra swatch of material, either in the back pocket of the pants or interior pocket of the jacket.

4. Don’t be Afraid to Speak Up

If you do not feel comfortable in the garment during the pinning, speak up! If you would like something tighter or looser, longer or shorter: let the tailor know before he actually performs the alterations. It is easier to move a pin than it is to open a seam. If having repairs made, be sure that you are clear on what is being done and the expectations you have for the repair. Tailors can do a lot to reconstruct garments, but the process is not magic.

Dress alterations - the proof is in the fitting

Dress alterations - the proof is in the fitting. Photo credit: Flickr user

5. Try It On, Again

When collecting your garment after alterations, try it on again. Double-check repairs before leaving the store. This will save you time and the hassle of bringing it back if it is not perfect. And, most tailors will tweak the garment right there, for no additional cost—if need be.

If you’re in the NYC metro area, and interesting in tailoring a fine garment, please consider speaking to us at Meurice Garment Care. We have locations downtown, in Midtown, Manhasset Long Island, and even perform at-home-alterations.