Laundering For Hard Collars
Laundries that still do this work:
From a Forwarded letter about Laundering For Hard Collars c.1999:
"I've spoken to the French Hand Laundry (the folks who used to do my wing collars and shirts, when I had them) and the people I remember are still there, they still do the work, and are willing to do a by-mail business. In fact, they do it all the time.
The French Hand Laundry
606 South Lake St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
As I believe I mentioned before, they specialize in one-of-a-kind costumes, designer gowns, wedding dresses and that sort of stuff. They are also, according to my sources, the last place in Northern America to do wing collars and stiff-front shirts the old-fashioned way."
From the Formal Wear Message Board:
"Subject: Cheap Collar cleaners & starchers
The cleaners I take my collars to is:
13 Maryport Street
However, I've just spoken to them and they say they simply send the
collars off to:
0117 954 8213
I apologize for the lack of detail in the addresses, but this is all
they could tell me. I would suggest ringing CPU first and, if you get
no joy from them, try Brooks' again."
How we store & label our collar studs at UAF so our actors don't lose them, and understand what they are for: