Suit Buying Tips

Suit Care Tips

Suit care is an essential part of owning a suit. Whether you clean your suit yourself or you have a dry cleaner do it, you’ll still have many things to take into consideration. A suit is an investment and should be treated as such.

An old pair of jogging pants can be thrown on the floor at the end of the day and it will not matter. Conversely, a pair of suit trousers could be thrown on the floor at the end of the day and they can quickly be ruined.

A jacket might be able to simply be put on a hanger in between wears. A suit jacket on the other hand can’t. The reason for this is that a suit jacket can be ruined on a hanger.

An old pair of jogging pants can be thrown on the floor at the end of the day and it will not matter. Conversely, a pair of suit trousers could be thrown on the floor at the end of the day and they can quickly be ruined.

A jacket might be able to simply be put on a hanger in between wears. A suit jacket on the other hand can’t. The reason for this is that a suit jacket can be ruined on a hanger.

I’ll briefly go over the “why” of things on this page so that you’ll have a good reason to go to each of the links on this page to find out the “how” and the “when’ of caring for your suit. The rules apply to pretty much all suits, so once you learn how to take care of your business suit, you’ll know how to take care of your funeral, wedding, and party suit as well.

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Suit care should be on the top of your to do list once you purchase your suit. Some things to consider are: dry cleaning, tailoring, storage and moth protection.

Why Suit Care?

Moth Protection – It would be a great tragedy if you wore a $1,000.00 suit once and then found it had been eaten by moths the second time you went to wear it. Imagine finding out in the middle of an interview that you had holes in your suit. This would not only be embarrassing, but it would make you look irresponsible.

Suit Storage – You’ll want to have your suit ready to wear at all times which means curled up in a ball under your bed is not an option. Also, proper storage will ensure that your suit does not get damaged.

Suit Alterations – Unless you plan on staying the exact same size all of your life you will probably need to find a good tailor.

Dry Cleaning – If you decide to just pop your suit in the washing machine you can probably forget about ever being able to wear it again. Of course, there are some suits that are machine washable, but most of the suits that are worth wearing are not.

Tutorials:

How to Clean a Tie.

How to Iron a Shirt

How to Steam Clean a Suit

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