As with every other garment, your suit too will wear and tear. What we can do in the meanwhile is slow down the process and make it look as good as new while you have it. Here are 5 hacks to make sure your suit lasts longer, drapes stronger and folds better!
HOW TO FOLD YOUR SUIT?
We suggest always carrying your suit in a garment bag while traveling long distances but if that is not a convenient option, we propose learning the right way to pack your suit.
Check out this video by GQ to understand the right, non-bulky and travel-friendly way to pack your suit jacket.
STEAM NOT IRON
Since most high-end suits are traditionally made of fine wool, ironing out the creases may damage and burn out the natural fibers. This is why we suggest steam ironing them as the intense heat has no direct contact with the fabric. This said high-quality wool suits do not need regular ironing because wool as a fiber is naturally wrinkle resistant.
HANG ON FOLD
As we mentioned earlier while traveling when it’s not feasible to hang your garment, it’s easier to fold your suit (follow the video above to learn how). But to air out your jacket and retain its form and drape it’s ideal to hang your jacket on a hanger with a rounder frame. The regular hangers may de-shape your shoulder pads hence we always suggest going with the rounder, broader frames for any garment.
RID YOURSELF OF PILLING
We’re sure a lot of you have faced this particular issue with your knits and wools but the solution is as simple as brushing your garment. A single, handy brush can do wonders right before a meet.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR SUIT?
We’re going to assume that you already know NOT TO WASH YOUR SUIT. Woolen suits averse water as much as cats do. We’re serious! ALWAYS DRY CLEAN YOUR SUIT but this said, how often should you dry clean them? The solution to this is the smell test. As we mentioned earlier, always hang not fold to air out your jacket and retain its shape. This does 2 things for your garment- Gets rid of body odor or at least masks it for a little longer, and drapes beautifully for a longer period (so you don’t have to iron as often)