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Proper Care for Quality Dress Shirts

Dress Shirts

Receiving nice, new dress shirts as gifts can help freshen up your wardrobe and save you the expense of buying new shirts yourself. To keep your favorite dress shirts looking fresh and crisp for a good long time, it’s important to take proper care of them and utilize professional dry cleaning services when necessary. With the right cleaning, tailoring and ironing, your dress shirts can keep their brand new looking shape and feel for several years.

How professional cleaning benefits dress shirts

Although you can wash certain types of dress shirts at home, if you don’t follow the label instructions correctly, you can prematurely wear out the fabric, ruin the shirt’s shape and not properly remove discoloration, soil and stains. If you don’t remove certain stains and discoloration, they grow worse over time and can damage the shirt. When you take your dress shirt to a professional dry cleaner, they can detect and remove stains and remove them before they ruin the shirt.

Professional laundering

A majority of dress shirts consist of a cotton or cotton/polyester blend of fabric that is safe for laundering at home or professionally. Professional laundering removes spots and stains you may miss at home and uses specially designed cleaners, additives and finishes you can’t find for home use. Pre-treating stains at home can damage your shirt if you’re not careful, whereas professional cleaners may use steam and a spot solution to remove the stain safely from the fabric. Professional cleaners have the right equipment and knowledge to handle all types of fabrics and remove a variety of stains.

Professional dry cleaning

Not all dress shirts are cotton or cotton blends. Some dress shirts are made of more delicate fabrics such as silk that aren’t safe for home laundering. Silk does best when it’s dry cleaned or professional wet cleaned as water can cause issues with silk and acetate such as bleeding dyes and stains. Dry cleaning more delicate dress shirts use liquid solvents instead of water, and that solvent helps dissolve oils and grease from the garment. Dry cleaning prevents fading, shrinking and changes in the fabric, which extends the life of the dress shirt and preserves its shape. If you ever have any doubts about how to clean a dress shirt, it’s a good idea to take it to a professional cleaner who can properly care for the specific fabric.

Along with dry cleaning pickup and drop-off services, Embassy Cleaners offers professional ironing and tailoring to ensure that your dress shirts continue looking their best through all seasons.

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Steven D
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Embassy is so far above other places I’ve used that I regret not discovering them sooner. Not only is the quality of their service exceptional (right down to the hangers they use), but they’re also environmentally conscious, and so friendly. The service is efficient and they communicate well when your items are ready for pickup. I can’t say enough good things about them.
Grant J
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I’ve used Embassy Cleaners for the last eight years. They do a wonderful job. Expert cleaners of fine clothes and home furnishings and great tailors. Their service is excellent. They listen to all of my instructions and are extremely diligent.
Charles F
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Excellent experience in all respects, e.g. friendly and honest staff, quality cleaning services for my oriental rugs, reasonable pricing, helpful customer service and punctual pickup/delivery service. I will continue to use Embassy Cleaners.
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Excellent seamstress! And very quick work! Love them
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I get my dry cleaning picked up and dropped off, I love this service. Life is so busy and it’s good to be able to take my mind off certain things, like my laundry. Thanks to the whole team.
Diane C S
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Embassy is extremely professional and does excellent cleaning!!
Chris M
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Been using them for the 3 years I’ve been here. Never, EVER, had a single issue. In fact, they are the best laundry/dry cleaner my shirts and other items have ever seen. Impeccable.
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The most fabulous cleaners!!
Heidi L
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I love this service. The clothes leave dirty and are returned clean and meticulously folded. My driver is always professional and picks up and drops off each week. I never have to do laundry again!
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Wonderful alterations done quickly at a very fair price.
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Amazing business and it shows. 10/10 service.
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