If the garment you have purchased is made from top quality natural fibres, you will not need to dry clean the garment very often at all. We suggest that you source top dry cleaners who understand how top quality suits and tailored garments are put together to begin with. If you feel like having your garment cleaned because of smells then hang you garment in a shower room. Letting the moist air get into the fibres will rid the garment of most smells whilst maintaining the structure. (Insert link to recommended dry cleaners)
Ask the Dry Cleaners to press the suit only. This will mean that trousers and jackets will be pressed back into their original form without the use of chemicals.
The suit should be supplied with a top quality hanger, if not you need to locate one. The shoulders of the hanger are specially designed to maintain the natural shape of the suit. An unsuitable hanger will often lead to a miss-shaped shoulder line.
Brush your suit down:
After two or three wears, it is a good idea to brush the jacket down to get built up grime out of the seams. The areas in which you need to concentrate are around the shoulder heads and around the collar and lapel. Lift up the collar and brush underneath too. We recommend a soft horse hair brush which will gently remove the grime without damaging the fibres.
Suits are generally supplied with a suit cover, please use this. This will mean that throughout long periods of non-wear, the suit is protected from dirt and grime.
Hang you trousers:
After each wear, we recommend that you use a “clip” hanger (often referred to as skirt hangers) to hang your trousers. Hanging them from the bottom of the leg and allowing the trousers to hang during the night will mean that when you awake the next day, any creases which may have occurred during the previous days wear should have come out.
Alternate your trousers:
For those of you who have 2 pairs of trousers to 1 suit jacket, this is a wise move. Alternating your trousers rather than waiting for the first pair to wear through will find that the suit will last 3 times longer. The most common for trousers to wear through is in fact sweat! By allowing a couple of days to properly dry, this will maintain the strengths of the fibres.