Essential Suit Care
To ensure the longevity of your suits, rotate them throughout the week for even wear. Try not to wear the same suit two days in a row. At the end of the day, hang the suit on a suitably thick hanger; this will allow it to breathe and return to its shape. Create a wardrobe that has a combination of heavier winter suits and lighter summer suits.
Consider buying a second pair of trousers for your suit as this will inevitably be the item that gets worn out the most and when removing your jacket in the office or in the car. When you do remove your jacket, be sure to hang it appropriately. Don’t be afraid to unpick the stitching across the pockets of your jacket, but do keep contents to a minimum so you don’t distort the pocket shape.
When it comes to cleaning, have your suits dry-cleaned as few a times as possible. Dry-cleaning weakens the fibre in the cloth. Instead, brush any dirt with a good quality clothes brush and use non-scented baby wipes to remove spot stains. To remove persistent creases, hang the suit in the bathroom and use the steam from a hot bath or shower to allow the creases to drop out. To retain the crease in trousers, steam press with a low-heat iron placing a cloth between to prevent the fabric underneath from becoming shiny.