You splashed out a bit of money for a prestige suit and now you have to ensure it is well maintained or it won’t be worth the money you spent on it.
Follow these easy tips to make your suit last longer:
- Avoid regular trips to the dry-cleaners
A key cleaning tip is to not have your suit dry cleaned regularly unless absolutely necessary. Instead, use a damp cloth to spot clean any dirty areas rather than the whole suit. A trip to the dry cleaners (or a scheduled pick up from Laundryheap) is suitable only when: a tough stain occurs, there’s visible dirt or built up odour.
- Use a brush and lint roller
The fabric on suits can accumulate particles of dust, dirt or lint from the environment which, if left over time, will cause damage to the fabric. Invest in a brush and occasionally use with a lint roller to remove the debris. Use in a careful, downward motion.
- Use the right hanger
Do avoid using wired hangers. Stick to using a wooden or thick plastic hanger that will take the shape of the suit shoulders. This way, it will keep it in a good shape and promote longevity of the suit.
Always remember to hang your suit when you’re not using it!
- Steam, don’t iron!
Steaming is a great way to remove creases and wrinkles on suits. Unlike ironing, it’s a delicate method that won’t damage the fibres.
Caution: when steaming, avoid the chest area to maintain the shape of the internal canvas.
- Use a garment bag
If you’re on the go and you need to carry your suit with you, use a garment bag to keep it in good shape. It’s easy to carry, light and breathable for your suit. Plus, you don’t have to fold it.
January 10, 2023 at 4:16 am
I appreciate your tip about using steam to remove creases and wrinkles on suits because it is more gentle than ironing them. I’ll let my brother know about this because he will be picking up his wedding suit real soon. He’s used to regularly ironing his clothes, so he needs to know this to avoid damaging the fibers of his suit.
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