Best dry cleaners in NYC? - Page 4
Oh, Hallak. I live near their plant in Jersey and used them once to clean a suit. $47 to clean a suit!!! They did a nice job, but really? That's crazy! Are there many places in the city in that ball park?
I would take $2K+ jackets, $500+ pants, etc, to Madamme Paulette or similar. 20 extra bucks (or whatever it is) is worth it for the peace of mind / risk mitigation.
It would seem like the best ones are Meurice Garment Care, Jeeves, Hallak, and Madame Paulette. I have also heard good things about Cameo Cleaners. Does anyone have any experience with them?
More important, it seems like it is very difficult to find a dry cleaner in New York that is very good without being exorbitantly expensive. There must be some. Would appreciate any further input.
I'd go one step further. Any dry cleaner who claims to deliver "great quality at an affordable price" has probably no clue as to what constitutes a true quality fabricare process. What's more, I'd bet that they have probably never spent a minute observing the cleaning process inside a true quality cleaner's operational facility.
If "great quality at an affordable price" were achievable, Denny's would be the go to place for fine steaks and Ruths Chris and Mortons would be ghost towns. And all the fine tailors and shirt makers in London, New York, Naples and Florence would be working for Shanghai Quality Custom Tailors.
Just my opinion... for what it's worth.
Edited by stubloom - 11/13/14 at 7:16am
It takes a significant investment in skilled artisans, equipment and facilities and many years of fine tuning to craft a true quality fabricare process that produces a true quality garment. In fabricare, there is simply no such thing as "great quality at an affordable price".
The problem is sorting the wheat from the chaff. There must be some small cleaners in New York that take pride in their work, know what they are doing and do not charge exorbitant prices. The problem is finding them. There must be some people here who know who they are.
For example, I have an excellent shoemaker that is in midtown and does excellent work at reasonable prices. If only I could find a cleaner like that.
You may need to spend $50 per suit on a cleaning. Suits don't need to be cleaned very often, though. A brush and hang gets most odor and detritus out of a suit.
I'm in NYC and, on the recommendation of this thread, I take my suits to Meurice on the rare occasions they do need dry cleaning. I'm glad I've started to do so, as I feel they're in expert hands, particularly those with a 3-roll-2. Am considering experimenting with Rave Fabricare to see what all that raving is about.