How to Take Care of Your Suit so it Lasts

A common piece of advice that we’ve all heard from our elders is that you can’t afford to be cheap. When it comes to buying a suit, you should invest in something of good quality so that you can make the most use of it. When you do buy such a suit, there are a few things that you can do in order to keep it in top shape. Here are a few tips from us to you:

(Sean John Suit from SuitUpp.com)

a) Don’t stuff you pocket with bulging materials such as keys, watches, or a big fat wallet. Only carry with you what is necessary and this way you won’t put too much pressure on your suit.

b) Make sure to unbutton your jacket before you take a seat at the dinner table. Further to this, do pull your pants up a bit (especially at the knees) so that you you don’t stretch the fabric when you take a seat.

c) Brush your suits and keep the lint off. It’s generally good practice to brush your suit before you store it in your closet.

d) Use a good cloth hanger (one that is meant for suits) to keep the suit in good shape when stored in your closet. Make sure that your suit is not stuffed into your closet so that it doesn’t get wrinkled.

e) Have an umbrella at the house and at the office so that if it happens to rain, your suit does not suffer from water damage.

f) Dry clean your suit about once a season (unless circumstances require you to do this more often). If you are simply trying to get rid of wrinkles, use a steamer as it will do wonders for you.

g) Add a crotch liner to your suit pants to prevent tearing from abrasion over time.

h) Dab the center of each button with some clear nail polish to keep your buttons attached for a longer time (strengthens the thread).

If you have any more advice that we haven’t mentioned in this post, please feel free to mention it below.

Thanks again to the following blogs for providing some good reference material:

http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf464991.tip.html

http://www.articlesbase.com/men’s-issues-articles/men-how-can-you-care-for-your-suits-913222.html

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  1. Megan Lane

    I agree with what you have said about using a good hanger to keep your clothes properly. I bought my new set of hangers for my coats from http://www.henryhanger.com. I found the site very interesting and easy to use. Also, they have a variety of hangers to choose from for your clothes.

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