Time to Clean Out the Closet.

Little help….

Do you have a little more time on your hands lately? Are you staying home for vacation this year as we are? Time to start a new project around the house? As things begin to open back up, it’s time to sort out your closet.

Getting your wardrobe squared away is actually fairly easy, unless you are a collector, amateur clothes historian and/or clotheshorse (looking at you, Elegantologist….) The goal is to have everything in your closet fit, and be age and occasion appropriate. There are just three things that need to happen:

  1. Take all your clothing out of the closet and dump it on the bed, or in the spare room.
  2. Sort it into three piles: Keep, Repair, Donate.
  3. Follow through.

“Keep” this one is the hardest for most of us. If it’s a vintage piece you love that holds a lot of meaning, a beautifully made garment that fits and is still your style, or your significant other thinks it makes you look like a god, it goes in this pile.

“Repair” is the pile that holds things that need to be professionally cleaned, rewoven, stitched up or needs zippers, buttons, etc. replaced. (Reweaving is hard to find, try Reweaving of Richmond, especially since it’s off season!) If we made it here at Leviner Wood Custom Clothing and Shirtmakers, give us a call and we’ll look into the repair. (804.928.7946)

“Donate” AMVETS , Diversity Thrift, Vietnam Veterans of VA all will pick up clothing when you schedule a request.

That’s it, really. Go get it!

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Father’s Day 2020.

Richmond has entered Phase Two Reopening, and at Leviner Wood we’re still vigilant about practicing social distancing and taking all precautions with everything these days. So, if you’re at a loss for a fantastic Father’s Day gift and aren’t really comfortable with heading out to the shops, we’ve got you covered with a gift certificate good for anything from custom suits, blazers, shirts and trousers to business appropriate casual wear like luxury polo shirts and lightweight knitwear.

Call Larry today and he’ll get your customizable Leviner Wood Gift Certificate in the mail immediately. 804.928.7946. Low touch. High impact.

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Next Up, Shirts from Home

Zooming to work from home? Tees and polos not quite business appropriate?

Laundry at home?

Purists, look away from the screen and hum to yourselves for a moment.

We’ve come to appreciate the technological advances made in the shirt fabrics field. The new breeds of blends, and 100% cotton treated fabrics are plentiful and perfect for our new WFH reality. And if we ever get back to travelling, they’ll be great for that, too. We have swatches of 91% and 9% blends featuring nylon, spandex that confer varying degrees of wrinkle-resistance and four-way stretch, making them both practical and extremely comfortable. Our 100% cotton wrinkle resistant fabrics are treated at the yarn level, not sprayed or painted on chemically after the shirt has been made like some off-the-rack brands. (We don’t know about you, but the thought of a chemical sprays just makes us uneasy).

So what does “wrinkle-resistant” mean? Put simply, after the washer and dryer, and perhaps a slight iron touch up- they are ready to wear  for your next zoom meeting.

As with all of Leviner Wood’s custom made shirts, wrinkle-resistant shirts can be made up in long-sleeve or short sleeve sport shirt variations. In fact, we have a number of interesting neat prints and patterns to add some variety to your upper half when you’re on camera.

With our new virtual software, we can share these fabrics with you online. Or call for your private meeting at the shop.

WFH, you continue to be face to face with your clients. Give it your best.

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