Shirts

We’ve been cleaning the finest men’s shirts in NYC for over 100 years

Since collars were detachable and frock coats were being worn to the horse show.

And through it all, we’ve always believed that the customer calls the shots. Far be it from us to tell you how important your shirts are to your wardrobe or how much you want to invest in their care and well-being.

When you ask us to ‘clean your shirts’, we want you to select the exact service you prefer.

• Dry clean or wet cleaned.
• On a hanger or folded for travel.
• Hand pressed or just hand touch up.

At Winzer, there’s nothing we can’t do, and nothing we won’t do for our clients.

We’ll contact you if we suspect that there are ‘wear’ areas (the precursor to threadbare) that may be too fragile to withstand anything other than hand cleaning and finishing.

Popular folklore has it that the detachable collar was first invented in 1827 by Mrs. Hannah Montague of Troy, NY.  Mrs. Montague, a housewife, developed the collar as a creative solution to the difficulties she was having with her husband’s “ring-around-the-collar”.

Her husband celebrated his wife’s ingenuity around town, and soon all of Troy was following suit. Very quickly, this cottage industry grew and by 1897, twenty-five manufacturers in Troy were producing over eight million collars and cuffs a year.

The simple genius of the collar led to a variety of designs and widespread use. In fact, it soon became the status-symbol of the growing office-worker class (“white collar” workers).  By 1908 when Winzer opened its doors, nearly every man in America had his neck in a starched, linen detachable collar.

Today, collars are no longer detachable and your dry cleaning tasks have become our responsibility. Just like Mrs. Montague, we hand scrub collars and cuffs to assure your shirts always look their finest.