There’s little point in investing your hard-earned money in a beautiful item of clothing, or a fine leather accessory or shoe, if you don’t look after it. And by that we mean more than just ensuring it’s placed in your wardrobe out of harm’s way. The beauty of a well-made garment is in its longevity: the quality of construction and robustness of cloth are vital, but this can only stretch so far. If you find yourself wearing these investments quite frequently (as one should), natural wear and tear will inevitably occur quite a lot earlier in its life. It’s worth ensuring you know how to look after your investment, but importantly, where to do it.
Savile Row is usually a good place to start. If you’ve purchased a suit from a specific tailor, the chances are they will almost certainly be able to help should it need complete restoration. The smaller considerations, however, such as pressing, repairing and altering, can be quite costly and time consuming. Not to mention, it’s very rare to find a one-size-fits-all location. Until now, that is. Located at number 34-35, Savile Row Valet specialises in dry cleaning, seasonal wardrobe and evening wear care, sponge and pressing, fur and leather renovation, shoe repair and polishing, invisible mending and much more. It is also home to The Jaunty Flaneur and Repair Pals, so not only will your attire be truly taken care of, but you’ll likely have the opportunity to see a familiar, friendly face.
We often find ourselves being asked by The Rake Community about alteration and laundry services, and whilst there maybe plenty of great options, often you’ll find yourself parting ways with more money than anticipated. Savile Row Valet’s price point more than keeps the consumer in mind, with hand-pressing from £28, shirt laundering from £5, trouser finishing from £27.50, bag restorations from £187, shoe polishing from £25 and resoling from £131.
For more, visit savilerowvalet.com.