Fashion

5 Tips to Keep Your Suit Fresh

Suits in our wardrobe are undeniably one of the most expensive garments. Most suits are indeed limited edition, not in brand, but because of their elegant style, high-quality materials, and craftsmanship, all of which are tailored to your body measurements.

Like all expensive garments, these investments need more care and attention. Some bring their suits after wear at a dry cleaning service offered by their neighborhood laundry service. But it is not healthy for suits to get dry cleaned more often, especially when you wear them regularly. Thus, it is essential to know how to make your suits look fresh even when you wear them regularly.

Do not dry clean them more often. 

Let’s skip the laundry delivery service this time. Suits are not similar to most garments that follow a regular cleaning cycle. Most dry cleaning uses harsh chemicals and harms your suit’s fine wool fibers. Thus, it quickly dries out and damages the natural fibers of your suit.

Only when there is a stain or strong unwanted smell on your suits is the best time to take them to the cleaners.

Use high-quality steam.

High heat damages the natural fiber of your suit. Instead of ironing your suits and potentially damaging their fibers, it is best to invest in high-quality steamers. Steaming your clothes helps remove wrinkles and odors and reduces your frequent visit to the dry cleaners. 

Steam your suits every after use. It saves you time and money in the long run. 

Only use a sturdy natural wooden hanger.

Always hang your suits with a sturdy natural wooden hanger. A flimsy metal hanger cannot provide the best support for the shoulder construction of your suit. The right hanger helps maintain the shape of your suit until its next use, and only a wooden hanger can give the proper support your suit needs. 

Most brands provide a wooden hanger for every suit purchase, so you do not worry about it. 

Keep it smell fresh.

Most suits have underarm protection to prevent unpleasant odors from sticking to the suit. If you need a light fragrance, you can use a wardrobe freshener but skip spraying any perfume or diluted essential oils; it discolors and damages the fabric. 

You also need to invest in a soft-bristled brush to remove any lint, dust, hair, or crumbs that may have accumulated on the surface of your suit. Always brush every after use. Do it slowly and gently.

Rotate suits.

The same with humans; you have to give them a break to avoid burnout. Do not wear the same suits on two consecutive days. Let them air out to remove any unwanted smells and remove wrinkles naturally. Try to purchase more than one suit to make this possible. 

Final Thoughts

Ever wonder why some suits are still fresh-looking even when you wear them for a few years? It all comes down to the care and attention you provide to them. Provide the proper maintenance to keep them fresh and clean.