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Join us at The Worshipful Company of Broderers Fashion Show at St Paul's Cathedral, 11/09/18

Jeeves of Belgravia are proudly sponsoring this fashion show in aid of Fine Cell Work. Fine Cell Work operate in around 30 British Prisons, providing embroidery kits and training to prisoners. They also have a hub in Battersea, where they provide post release support for prisoners. Here at Jeeves, we are proud to support Fine Cell Work. As such, we have submitted two raffle prizes for the evening that will give each winner a full year of free dry cleaning at Jeeves!

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Jeeves Gets a Special Mention in Elle Magazine

The January 2017 edition of Elle magazine contained a special feature dedicated to taking care of your garments. We were delighted when the editorial team took some advice from one of our long established and suitably experienced Jeeves Branch Operations Manager, Jan Haste. Jan represented Jeeves impeccably offering some sound advice on how to care and specifically store your beloved cashmere garments. We are in the 3rd page of the editorial, under Fold, Bag or Hang? But we have also pasted th...

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After 30 years of service, John is no stranger to greatness

The reason that Jeeves excels at garment care is down the the expertise and experience of our staff. One such member of staff, John Pearce, hits a milestone this month as he celebrates 30 years of service at Jeeves. Over his 3 decades at Jeeves, John has acquired an indispensable amount of knowledge that he has used to undertake meticulous care on the garments he looks after, but also some stories to tell along the way.

However as we celebrate John’s achievement, today we tell his story.

John joined Jeeves of Belgravia, when he was fresh out of school, as an assistant dry cleaner in March 1986. Since that time, he has witnessed change within both the fashion and the dry cleaning industry. For example, Jeeves’ investment into more environmentally friendly solvents such as GreenEarth means that more intricate, detailed and delicate fabrics can be safely cleaned, and which has meant that Jeeves has seen increasingly glamorous garments come through its doors.

After John had gained proficiency within the chemical side of the business, he became a spotting technician whose challenge it was to remove all sorts of stains from all types of garments. His expertise was such that he was asked to train the household staff of Middle Eastern royalty in stain removal and cleaning best practice when they spent a couple of weeks at Jeeves in London.

However, it is John’s work within the cleaning of suede, leather and fur garments where he has truly excelled. This intricate skill required to clean these materials has meant that John has worked on many very high value garments. One of the most memorable garments John was entrusted with was the Leather Flying Jacket worn as worn by the late and great Steve McQueen in the film The Great Escape. John was undaunted by this challenge and faced and conquered it with excellent results. Indeed, he has never been fazed by any garment or blemish that he has encountered - deconstructing garments, to then clean and reconstruct them is second nature to John.

John says that within his professional life, it has always been his goal to achieve the highest possible standards within his work, and he has found his career at Jeeves both worthwhile and rewarding.

As such an expert in his field, we asked him what useful advice he could impart to Jeeves customers. This is what he said: in his experience, customers tend usually to have their leather, suede and fur items cleaned only when there is ingrained soiling, and often do not store these items correctly which can unfortunately result in atmospheric discolouration. John’s advice is to clean these items regularly, and then store them away from natural light and strong odours, and under no circumstances should domestic treatment on stains or spills be undertaken – leave it to Jeeves to take care of it instead.

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