What can we say… no matter how careful you are, sometimes you can still spill wine and other staining material on your suit. If you know that you are systematically clumsy, cotton clothes and robust denim are materials that you should become friendly with. Of course, it is not always possible to stick to these materials and so the good news is that most stains can indeed be removed.
Before we begin talking in more detail, please keep in mind that your tuxedo and suit should always be professionally dry cleaned. If you’ve spent your hard earned money on a good suit that you want to last, please, don’t try anything but a reputable dry cleaning shop.
Ok, now that this is out of the way, let’s talk about what happens when you stain your suit. Take for example, the day that you spill wine all over the sleeve of your suit. The first thing that you want to do is reach for the nearest Napkin/Cloth and try to soak up as much of the wine as possible and beat your sleeve to the task 🙂 Don’t use the cloth to rub in the stain but rather tap it against your sleeve and try to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Preferably, that day, head over to the dry cleaners and tell them exactly how the stain was formed so they can do their best to remove it. Remember, the longer a stain stays in your clothes, the harder it will be to get out.
If you stain your cotton shirt or your jeans, you can also head over to the washroom and use a damp cloth to try and wash out the stain before it settles in too comfortably. If you happen to be at home and have access to dish washing detergent (the type that is used to “hand-wash” dishes), you can use that to help pre-treat the stain before your clothes go through a full wash. Tide Pens are also useful to carry around.
Word of advise… if you have a silk tie and if you spill wine on it… don’t even bother with the dry cleaners 🙂 9 out of 10 times, once your tie is stained, it’s over… washing it or even dry cleaning it will distort and discolor it… sorry guys… if you need a new tie, make sure to check out our tie collection!
In all cases, it’s better to just be careful enough and put clumsiness aside 🙂 When this can’t be avoided, please follow our tips and you should be ok!