How to Care for Your Suit

January 31, 2020 11:59 pm

Suits are a wardrobe staple for both men and women. When it comes to buying a suit, you generally invest in something of good quality because you plan on wearing it for years to come. A well cared for suit can last for several years, looking as good as it did the day you bought it.

Here are a few tips that can help extend the life of your suit:

  1. Make space in your wardrobe to allow your suit jackets to hang nicely without creasing.
  2. Use a good wooden hanger to store your suit. A cedar wood hanger will also work as a repellant for predators, such as moths, and absorb moisture.
  3. Refrain from forcefully rubbing on stains or dirt, as this could embed it into the fabric.
  4. Don’t overload your pockets, it will strain the seams.
  5. To limit the amount of pull on the fabric of your suit, unbutton your jacket and slightly pull up your pants/skirt when sitting down.
  6. Use a clothes brush to brush the suit after wearing. This will help remove dirt and lint buildup and rejuvenate the wool, preventing it from shining.
  7. If the weather is rainy or humid, wait 24 hours before hanging your suit in the closet. This will help dry up any moisture.
  8. To ensure color consistency, clean all of the pieces of your suit at the same time.
  9. Be conscious of how you carry a briefcase, purse, or backpack, as the weight can cause the fabric of your suit to shine and distort the shoulder pad area