How to Take Care of Your Suit

How to Take Care of Your Suit
October 30, 2017 Edit Suits Co.
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Cleaning

cleaningThere 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

steamingIf 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

hangingYour suits should be hung up 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 

packingThe best way to pack your tailored 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.

 

Storing

storingSome 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.

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