Rules of Care For suits
09th Sep 2015, Author: emilio guido
Important tools for men s suits care
– Clothes brush
– Coat hangers
– Steam iron
– Clothes steamer
Hanging your Suit Jackets
Before hanging your suit jackets into your wardrobe, it will be advisable to use the clothes brush to brush them frequently after wearingIt helps to removes dirt and lint build-up on the suit. It also helps to rejuvenate the wool and prevent it from shining.A very important aspect of men’s suits care is to always have your suit jackets hung on good coat hangers that entail broad, rounded shoulder supports.No matter how long your suit is left on it,
the support from the hangers will keep your suit jackets in shape.
So avoid those miserable metal wire hangers for your suits. They will never be able to lay a good foundation for hanging any men’s suits.Have ample space within your wardrobe.
It allows your suit jackets to hang and drape nicely without creasing.Unbutton the suit jackets and remove any items in the pockets. This will not strain and weigh on the jacket’s pocket to keep it in its original shape.Keep your suit in a garment bag that can “breathe” and not one that is fully enclosed. If you are not going to use a garment bag, then it would be good to just cover the shoulder portion to avoid dust accumulation.Hang your suits to “air” for about 24 hours before putting into the wardrobe. It will help dry up any moisture trapped in your suit before being introduced into the wardrobe. It also helps to rejuvenate wool since it is a natural fibber.If a hanger is not available, fold your suit jackets inside out with shoulders touching. By doing so, it prevents any possible dirt or lint staining on the outer fabric of the suit. Theneither lay the suit jacket flat or drape it over a chair.
Dry Cleaning Men’s Suits
Always use a reliable dry cleaner since they will provide professional service and care for your suit including pressing and preventing damages like discolouring or “burning” of the wool.
Avoid dry cleaning too often since it is involving chemical solvents to steam your suits. Dry clean frequently will eventually damage your suit’s fabric. Once every 3 months would be a good frequency.
Point out to your dry cleaner the spots and stains that need pre-treatment. If not told and they missed the stain, it can leave a permanent scarring on your suit.
Make sure that the clean suit is kept within a plastic bag during collection and the suit is not cramped in it.
The suit should be allowed to drape freely within the bag and not jammed with too many other cleaned garments.
Take out the clean suit from the plastic bag and air it immediately.
Other Important Men’s Suits Care Tips
Never hot press or have heat treatment onto a stain on the suit; otherwise it will permanently “imprint” the stain.
Do not rub vigorously on stains or dirt to avoid it embedding into the fabric.
The proper men’s suits care is to promptly remove any spots or stains. Here are good references on removing certain stains and spots on woollen fabrics:
– The user instructions written on the label must be strictly adhered to.
– The suit must be absolutely hung after use.
– The suits must be rested after each use. In this way your suits maintain their form longer.
– Never was them.
– In order to prevent color differentiation in jacket and trousers, have them dry cleaned at the same time.
– Having the jacket and trousers dry cleaned at separate times would cause color differences. Use the services of
a reliable dry cleaning company.
– Do not put heavy materials such as keys, lighters, phones etc, into pockets.
– Metals put into pockets cause sagging, therefore deformation of your clothes.
– At the end of season, store them hanged within a cloth case in a protected way if you wish to wear your suit
during the next season like the first day.