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Maintaining your Shoes & Luggage

Always polish shoes after use. Polish nourishes the leather from cracking and drying out. Place wood shoe trees in the shoes after use, thus retaining the shape and removing moisture. Shoes should not be a tight fit, just a sufficient tension to hold on shoes without stretching at top of heel. Try not to wear the same pair of shoes on consecutive days. The life of your shoes can be greatly extended if they are rested between use. If you wear suede or nubuck shoes, brush them regularly. The...

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Suede & Leather Care Advice

Protect the collar area from perspiration and body oils with a scarf or high collar Suede and sheepskin can benefit from a stiff brush after wear to remove surface dirt and keep the nap free. Leather needs wiping with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. When dry apply a special leather polish. A small stain on suede may be removed with a hard Indian rubber using a gentle circular motion. If wet, hang to dry, away from direct heat. Store under a clean cotton cover, never near plastic. The...

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Linen Care Advice

Regular and careful laundering of linen is essential to preserve its colour. Never store used linen. Never store starched linen. The starch will discolour turning your linen yellow. Always keep linen in well ventilated cupboards first covering the shelves with acid free tissue paper. Our linen will always be returned in such paper which you can use for this purpose. Folded linen should always be kept away from direct sunlight. The latter will fade and discolour the fabrics along the fold li...

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Handbag Restoration

Jeeves specialises in the restoration and cleaning of handbags and luggage, whether they are fabric or leather. When it is not possible to make an old item look like new by cleaning and polishing alone we can often re-tint that favourite bag and give it a new lease of life.

Our specialist process uses a combination of hand-cleaning and specialist equipment combined with delicate solvents and reagents to give those ‘tired’ bags a bright new look. In the event that the leather item needs to be retinted colors are blended in house using imported European dyes and all bags are professionally top-coated to preserve the finish and feel of the item. Top coats are are blended in a range from matt to high gloss depending on the original finish of the handbag. 


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