Her grandfather’s WWII Ike jacket was lying in the bottom of a trunk in her attic. While it was being aired out, the dog apparently didn’t like Ike as much. Or maybe more? At any rate, he had a bit of a chew and got into the sleeve head.
We at Reweaving of Richmond are proud to report that the jacket has been restored to its former glory, even under the (new) 7th Infantry patch.
Beneath that mask, she’s smiling. Thanks for trusting us with such a meaningful part of your family’s history.
So, solid or not, send us your cashmere, knits, woolens, merino, shetland, worsteds and we will restore the integrity of your sweaters, suits, trousers, sports coats, outerwear, scarves, and what have you.
Just a quick reminder to dry clean your woolens and knitwear before putting it away for the warmer months. And, if you’re planning to store your garments in a cedar chest, don’t forget to give the wood a light sanding to reactivate the oils.
If you’ve got damage that needs reweaving, do it now so it’s ready to go when the mercury drops again! (May we humbly suggest Reweaving of Richmond?)
It happens to the best of us. Your wallet wears a hole in your back pocket, or you catch your watch on your trouser pocket once too often. Moths aren’t responsible for all the damage we repair at Reweaving of Richmond! Take this, for example, our client pulled the tag off of the sleeve of this suit coat before the premiere outing, leaving two holes where the tightly sewn tag was attached.
No worries. We repair human mistakes, too!
Please remember that this is an art, and art takes time! Call today for updates and estimates.
A funny story for you. I purchased this sweater in Harrod’s in London in the late 1970’s after an all-night flight from New York. I don’t remember what the exact exchange rate was at the time, but it was about two US Dollars to the English Pound. The sweater was 250 English Pounds so I divided by two and I thought, “Great, what a bargain; only $125!” So I bought two. A month later when we got the Harrod’s bill, we discovered that each sweater had cost $500! So much for trusting your brain to do the higher math after not sleeping! It took us a few months to pay them off, but, as you can see, they were indeed a bargain!
Reweaving a piece of personal history is always special to us. What a great story and a good example of buying the best quality you can. After 40 + years, our client’s sweaters are still with him. We’re glad we could help save a little bit of London!