At the time of purchase:
- Buy from reputable stores.
- Avoid a tight-fitting style.The skins are stretched during tanning and some shrinkage is to be expected during wearing and drycleaning.
- Buckles and ornaments can cause tears while wearing the garment.
- Read care labels and hang tags carefully. Keep them.
- Apply water repellent on your new garment.
- Buy a single color garment to eliminate the possibility of transfer of dye in the process of drycleaning (bleeding).
- Check if the garment was in the window. There could have been oxidation caused by the sun's rays.
- Smooth leathers (painted) are much easier to care for and are easier to clean than unfinished leathers (Cuir sauvage, Nubuck or Nude leathers) .
At the time of wearing :
- Do not let the garment get too dirty before getting it cleaned. The dirtier the garment is, the harder it will be getting it cleaned.
- To maintain its shape, store your garment on broad hanger.
- Do not store your garment in a plastic bag in order not to dry the skins. Store in a fresh and ventilated place.
- If the garment is wet, let it dry with air. Do not expose to heat.
- Suedes: A brush can be used to bring back its finish.
- Smooth leathers: Wipe away dust and dirt with a soft dry sponge or cloth. If faded, professional cleaner can refinish it as new.
- Wear a scarf around your neck to prevent the garment from becoming soiled by skin oils.
- Do not apply hair spray or perfumes while wearing your garment.
- Do not apply pins or adhesive badges.
- Do not try to take away stains at home. Advise the cleaner if you have used a shoe cream or other products of this nature.
At the time of cleaning :
- Genuine suede and leather requires special processing to preserve finish, feel and color.
- Therefore, you should take your garment to a professional suede and leather cleaner equipped for this type of cleaning.
- Care labels and hang tags should accompany your suede or leather garment when taken to be cleaned.
- Unless all pieces of a multi-piece outfit are processed at the same time, there cannot be a guarantee that they will match after cleaning.
- Advise your cleaner of stains or spots, whether visible or not. He will then know how best to handle your garment.
- It is a good practice to remove buckles and ornaments or ask your cleaner for special handling.
- Remove articles from pockets.
- Garments may shrink slightly but will stretch back with wear.
ENTRUST THEM TO PROFESSIONALS!