We talk a lot about how to expand your wardrobe here at Karako Suits, but we haven’t yet touched on the best ways to ensure your suit stays looking classy for as long as possible. In fact, many people actively do things with their suits that degrade the quality of the outfit faster instead of helping them last. To most men, a suit is an investment, and you want to do whatever you can to make sure your investment lasts a long time.
Here are some suit maintenance tips you should follow:
1. Don’t keep it stored in a bag
Oftentimes when you buy a suit, it will be placed in a bag to take home. Additionally, when you get your suit back from the dry cleaners, it will be wrapped in plastic to keep it looking “fresh”. However, you should not keep your suit stored in a bag, as over time that can lead to wrinkling. Either keep the bag open or remove it completely when you hang the suit in your closet.
2. Always re-crease your suit when you put it back
Always fold your suit items back along the creases. This is especially important for pants and slacks. Don’t just hang them like you would any normal jeans, as the crease will slowly come out of the pants, making them look far less vibrant. This is the same when you press or iron your clothes–always iron to the creases that have already been placed in your suit if you want it to hold the look for longer.
3. Invest in a hand steamer
Many men don’t invest in a hand steamer, but this is a smart way to save yourself dry-cleaning money. At the end of the day, your suit doesn’t need to get dry-cleaned that often. If you wear it several times week, you’re probably dry cleaning it once a month. If you wear it less and don’t stain it, a hand steamer can help you remove any small stains and keep it looking great without costing you a dry cleaners fee, or exposing your suit to a process that, over time, can start to wear it down.
These are some simple tips that will hopefully prolong the life of your suit. And if you’re in the market for a new one, be sure to visit our website today.
Originally published at www.karakosuits.com on January 27, 2017.