Tips on How to Clean Your Closet for Charity

Clean Your Closet for Charity

For most of us, each season means a wardrobe change. Why not take that time to inventory your clothes, thin out those you no longer wear and donate them to charity? Here are some tips that can help you sort through you clothes and determine what to keep and what to give away. Dedicate a couple of hours to go through every item in your wardrobe. Sort through Continue Reading

Caring for Raincoats

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Raincoats are versatile garments that can protect you from rain and wind, and keep you warm on cool days. They can be worn to work, to a ball game and even with evening wear. Raincoats come in a variety of fabrics including water-repellent wool gabardines, blends of polyester and rayon, cotton and wool, and even coated velvets. As with any garment, raincoats have special cleaning needs. Many cloth Continue Reading

How to Build Your Men’s Wardrobe – Creatively Casual

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Is it time to revamp your wardrobe to fit your lifestyle? We have some tips on assembling your personal wardrobe with a few “must-haves” as the start. But before adding anything new go through your current clothes and remove any that you have not worn for two years or more, are noticeably stained or damaged or fit so poorly that it’s time to part ways. Package these clothes Continue Reading

What Is Veterans Day?

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The end of World War I, known as “The Great War,” officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, the actual fighting ended when an armistice or a temporary stop to fighting went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – November 11, 1918. Because this war was considered the “war to end all wars,” Continue Reading

12th Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive

Flair Cleaners holiday clothing and shoe drive

Flair Cleaners is pleased to once again hold our Annual Holiday Clothing and Shoe Drive. With the generosity of you, our valued customers and friends, we have collected nearly 35,000 pounds of clothing since our first clothing and shoe collection 12 years ago. We cannot accomplish this feat without you and your friends and co-workers. This year, our Annual Clothing and Shoe Drive will begin on November 28, Continue Reading

Tim Gunn’s Number One Fashion Sin!

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Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer for Liz Claiborne and fashion mentor for Project Runway, was asked what he thought was the number one fashion sin of all time. Mr. Gunn hesitated at first and then responded that there were actually two sins in competition with each other that most people commit. “One is fit. Wearing clothes that are simply too big or too small, and the former is Continue Reading

Sun Protection for Your Home and Clothes

Sun Protection for Your Home and Clothes

You would never venture out in 100-degree weather without some sort of skin protector, would you? Never! You protect your skin because you want to live in it for a good long while. And just as you slather on the SPF before sun exposure, you need to remember to protect one of your other investments – your clothes, draperies and furniture. Here are some tips to keep in Continue Reading

Water A Scarce Resource

Water a Scarce Resource

As the California drought continues, many water districts locally are offering incentives to customers who replace thirsty lawns with drought tolerant landscaping. Because Flair Cares, we’d like to introduce you to The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants. The nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, established 1960, is dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora. The Foundation preserves the legacy and carries on the Continue Reading

Protect Your Men’s Clothing Investment

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Why should you take the time to maintain and store your wardrobe properly? First, good clothing that is properly maintained always looks better than more expensive clothing that is neglected. Protecting your wardrobe costs much less than having to buy replacement clothing every few years. And while proper wardrobe maintenance requires discipline, it is a small reflection of the larger way in which you live your life. Here Continue Reading

Before you pack away that sleeping bag…

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Sleeping bags can make or break a camping trip, so before you pack away the bag you’ve used all summer, be sure to have it professionally dry cleaned, and then think about the best way to store it long term. First, make sure the bag is dry before storing. Never store a wet sleeping bag. Then decide how you want to store the bag. There are three schools Continue Reading