SUIT CARE

CLEANING

Avoid over-cleaning your suits. There are guys who will dry clean their suits on a weekly basis. The thinking behind this is correct, at the end of the day you want to show up to the office looking clean and fresh. But dry-cleaning your suit to often will wear away the natural fibers and take some years off. If you suit is clearly dirty then take it to the cleaners, otherwise, use a lint roller or spot clean with water and a soft towel on small stains will suffice. So no more than once a month.

PRESSING

Use a steamer instead of an iron. If you want to prolong the life of your suit, get a steamer. Never use a normal dry iron directly on your suit as it will burn the fibers and add a sheen to the material. But, if your steamer isn’t doing the job you need, bring it to the cleaners and ask them to press it.

HANGING

Always hang your suits in your closet. To make sure your suit maintain its form, we advise using wood or plastic hangers with rounded edges. These offer a more natural shape that fills out the shoulder nicely, and allows it to sit and drape nicely. When it sits for a day or two, the suit will naturally go back to its original drape.

PACKING

The best way to pack your suit is to roll it. Turn the suit inside out, put the shoulders together, and roll it up, be careful to make sure the seams and lapels are lined up as you fold, then do an easy loose roll from the bottom up. Good news for fans of the carry-on.

THE SAVILE ROW FOLD

If you have trouble with your dress pants falling off the hanger, you can use this slightly less traditional method of hanging to keep them off the ground.

Firstly, hold your pants upside down, with the legs straddling the hanger. Then, fold one leg in through the hanger, pulling the leg all the way down so the bottom hem sits right above the crotch of the pants. Then, just fold the second leg over the first, and your pants should stay in place.

STORING

Use a suit bag. Some of your suits are seasonal. You probably won’t be wearing any of your heavy wool suits in the middle of summer. Before putting any suits away for the season have them dry cleaned before you put them away. If you have an overly dusty wardrobe make sure to store them in a suit bag.

SHIRT/CHINO CARE

CLEANING

SHIRT - Think of your dress shirt as having a very limited life because it does. Every time you wash that dress shirt, you’ve got only so many more times you’re going to be able to wash it before it falls apart or becomes unwearable. Wearing it two, maybe three days over the period of a month could still be doable.

CHINO - We recommend you to wash on cold (at 30°C) and iron your chinos inside-out.

DON'TS

Avoid the dryer. The dryer is something that’s going to destroy your high-end dress shirts. Just let them hang out to dry but if you have to use the dryer, pull them out while they’re still moist.

Avoid bleach and heat. Don’t wash them in hot water, the ideal temperature is 30°C. You’ve probably heard that bleach and hot water help remove stains – that’s only good for socks.