Caring for Your Suit: A Timeless Investment

Here are some valuable tips to help you maintain your suit's longevity and keep it looking timeless.

A quality suit isn’t bound by an expiration date or age constraints. At Majestic Tailors, we carefully choose fabrics based on their strength and durability, ensuring that with proper care, your suit can withstand the test of time. Here are some valuable tips to help you maintain your suit’s longevity and keep it looking timeless.

1. Rotate Your Suits: Avoid wearing your suit on consecutive days. Allow it at least 24 hours to breathe between wears. This practice helps maintain the fabric’s integrity and shape.

2. Proper Hanging: After each wear, hang your suit in a well-ventilated area. Allowing air circulation helps dissipate moisture, allowing wool fibers to spring back into shape. Use a sturdy, wishbone-shaped wooden hanger for the jacket to keep the fabric crease-free.

3. Separate Trousers: Hang trousers separately, upside down, on a hanger with a flat, wooden clip. Avoid folding them over a hanger bar to prevent creasing.

4. Regular Brushing: Use a clothes brush to frequently remove dust and surface lint from your suit. Soft bristles are best for jackets, while short, stiff bristles work well for trousers.

5. Spot Cleaning: For dark-colored wool suits, spot clean minor water-based stains with a lightly dampened sponge. For oil-based stains, use a petroleum-based solvent sparingly. Light applications are preferable. Light-colored, cotton, or linen suits should be spot cleaned by a professional dry cleaner due to their delicate nature.

6. Minimize Dry Cleaning: Reserve dry cleaning for significant spills or prolonged use. Excessive dry cleaning can strip wool suits of life, cause shrinkage, discoloration, and break down fusing. If necessary, use a dry cleaner with on-premises equipment, opting for hand-steam ironing with a cold chemical solvent to reduce risks.

7. Breathing Space: Provide breathing space for jackets and trousers in your wardrobe. Rotate the wear of your suits to ensure constant air circulation between them.

8. Wrinkle Removal: For stubborn wrinkles, seek professional help from a dry cleaner for pressing and hand steam ironing. Avoid over-pressing with a steaming machine to prevent damaging the suit’s built-in shape.

9. Invest in Extra Trousers: Trousers wear out faster than jackets, so consider purchasing an additional pair of identical trousers. This simple step significantly extends the life of your suit.

10. Professional Care: Only resort to professional dry cleaning when necessary. This guarantees that your suit receives the care it deserves, ensuring its longevity and timeless appeal.