We at Retro Metro from The Bald Guy, Ms Jones through to The Mean Seamstress all work tirelessly sourcing, laundering, repairing and merchandising our garments so that they make the rack in the best possible condition they can be.
One of our greatest frustrations is watching people attack the racks, pulling, tugging and cramming our beautiful vintage dresses like fancy rags. What they don't realise is they are potentially damaging our stock.
When you have put your heart and soul into a restoration, then watch as it's pulled from its place and shoved back with its hanger inside another garment, it can be a little soul destroying.
As an example to time spent restoring a garment. The Bald Guy found a beautiful Christian Dior lace dress, I spent 48 hours monitoring, refreshing and hand-washing this extremely delicate garment. The Mean Seamstress did a 10 hour overhaul. Needless to say this frock does not hang on the rack, it's up high out of harms way.
This is the same for the change rooms. Why do people hang things on the floor, what is that about? Perhaps a reflection of their own wardrobe. I bet their mothers would slap em if she'd just washed and ironed it. Coat hangers and hooks are there for a reason. Know how to use them, it's not brain surgery.
Which brings me to a little instore demo video (4 actually) compiled by myself and The Mean Seamstress. There may be some over-acting and they may be a bit cheesey but there is a point. Roll film.........
Please note we used T-shirts for the "How not to use a hanger" video cause we just couldn't do this to our dresses.