How to take care of your Suit

December 10th, 2010  |  Published in TIPS

1 Small things matter: Avoid more loads in your pocket, which could strain the joints. Hang your suit on a sturdy wooden hanger, and store it in a suit bag to protect it.

2 Stain watch: Do not rub forcefully on stains or dirt as this may embed them into the fabric. Never hot-press a stain on the suit, as this may permanently imprint the stain.

3 Ironing: Iron with steam to remove wrinkles before the next wear.  Do not dry-iron woolen suits, as it can damage the fabric. Turn over the collar and lapels while pressing away the wrinkles on the suit. While ironing, place a clean cloth or linen cloth over the suit.

4 Dry cleaning: Suits need special care, so choose a dry cleaner who specializes in preventing damages like discoloring or burning off the wool.  Avoid dry cleaning very often, since the process involves chemical solvents used to steam your suit. It’s advisable to dry clean every three months, depending upon the usage.


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