Suits mean style, elegance, and professionalism and when washed properly, can result in compliments coming your way in the office. However, washing a suit isn’t as straightforward as it sounds and if you’re not cautious, you could end up ruining your suit. Let’s be honest, nobody wants to turn up in a meeting with a messy suit! To save you from having a bad day at the office, we’ve come up with a guide on dos and don’t of caring for your suit.
Do: Check The Label
The first dos and don’ts of caring for your suit is the golden rule of laundry; always check the label. Suits are expensive outfits to get so it would be a big mistake to ignore the care labels.
For most suits, they have a label that says ‘dry clean only’. If you see this, follow the instructions and take it to a dry-cleaner to dry-clean it for you. You can also book a service with Laundryheap and our team will dry-clean it to perfection for you!
Don’t Use The Washing Machine
Unless your suit is casual, putting it in the washing machine is detrimental because it will cause your suit to shrink. The huge amount of water in the washing machine would overwhelm your suit so because of the consequences, don’t use the washing machine to wash your suit.
Do: Use a Suit Hanger
The key to caring for your suit is getting suit hangers. Never underestimate the value of suit hangers as they protect your suits against any creases or wrinkles and give them longevity. Suit hangers also keep you well-organised when it comes to storage.
Don’t: Dry Clean Regularly
Dry cleaning may not include water or detergents, but it includes the use of solvents. While these solvents do a brilliant job of cleaning your suits, dry-cleaning your suits regularly (i.e. weekly and monthly) will result in wear and tear as the chemicals are quite harsh. Only dry-clean when the suit is dirty or doesn’t smell good.
If you do notice any stains, make sure you clean them immediately with a damp stain to avoid the need for dry cleaning.
Do: Get In Touch With a Professional to Dry-Clean
Linked to our previous dos and don’ts of caring for your suit, you should get in touch with a professional to do the dry-cleaning for you. Luckily for you, our dry-cleaning services are convenient, affordable and fast. The starting price is only £2 and the best part? We come to you which saves you time from going to your dry cleaners!
If you happen to manage an office, we do offer commercial services to help you out! We will make life easier for your employees by dry-cleaning their suits for them – keeping them professional and office-ready for those crucial Monday meetings!
Don’t: Cram Your Suit Together With Other Clothes
Your suit is a special piece of outfit that does need special care. Even before you hang it in the closet, make sure it gets exposed to the air for a day or two so that the moisture gets evaporated.
In addition, you should also check that you’re not cramming all your clothes together because this will increase the chances of wrinkles, mildew and dust building up. It’s always recommended you choose a cool, dry and dark place to store your suit otherwise sunlight will fade your suit.
Suits are important in the professional world. They show you mean business and are ready to take on those office tasks!
We hope our guide of dos and don’ts of caring for your suit has given you more information on how to keep your suits in the best condition.