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Alexander Peters of Raffiné Custom Clothiers is cleaning out your closet

Alexander Peters, owner of Raffiné Custom Clothiers in Charlottetown, offers a one-hour free closet consultation service to help people maintain and organize their clothes. TERRENCE MCEACHERN/THE GUARDIAN
Alexander Peters, owner of Raffiné Custom Clothiers in Charlottetown, offers a one-hour free closet consultation service to help people maintain and organize their clothes. TERRENCE MCEACHERN/THE GUARDIAN - The Guardian

Alexander Peters isn’t a doctor, but he will do house calls.

Peters, the owner of the Charlottetown bespoke clothing business Raffiné Custom Clothiers, has launched a new service – closet consultations.

“Higher end luxury men’s wear providers have been offering this service for a number of years. And, I’ve noticed that here in Prince Edward Island, it hasn’t been offered,” said Peters.

After booking the one-hour free consultation online, Peters will come to your residence and advise you on maintaining, refreshing and organizing the clothes in your closet, including what items should be kept or tossed. 

“I want to be someone’s clothier, not just a sales person,” he explained.

Peters’ clientele is mostly male, but the closet consultation is also available for women. 

When determining whether an item of clothing should be kept or tossed (or donated), Peters said some things to consider are if the item of clothing was hastily or irrationally purchased or worn or pushed to the back of the closet and forgotten.

Peters also offers tips on how to clean clothes to help them last longer as well as tips on buying and using hangers. For example, with suits, you want a hanger that is wider to fit the shoulders, he said.

“This is going to keep your suit in a much better condition over time, especially if they’re sitting in your wardrobe day in and day out,” Peters said.

Peters only recently launched the service and hasn’t yet done any consultations.

His main business is a bespoke clothing retailer he launched in May. The business is located upstairs at 142 Great George St. in Charlottetown.

Bespoke suits and other clothing, such as shirts, are designed and tailored specifically to a person’s body. A customer is fitted and selects everything from the fabric, pattern, colour of thread, buttons and cuffs. The customer’s measurements are sent off Island to tailors that put the garments together and then returned. 

Anyone interested in more information on how to book a closet consultation can visit Peters’ website at www.raffineclothiers.com.

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