Steaming Your Suit vs Dry Cleaning it


How often should you steam your suit and how often should you dry clean it? Before answering this question, we should point out that there are a number of things that you should do to take care of your suit even before the dry cleaning and steaming part.

1) Keep the dust and particles off. Brush your suit as often as you can in order to keep particles that don’t belong off of your precious clothing.

2) Hang your suit and pants as soon as your done wearing them. Leave these items enough room in your closet so they aren’t squished. If you really care about your pants (we recommend this), you shouldn’t fold it over a hanger but rather hang it upside down from the cuffs with soft clamps.

3) Don’t forget the moth balls somewhere in a box in your closet.

4) If you’re storing your suit for a long time, make sure to store it within a garment bag.

Believe it or not, you should really only dry clean your suit at the dry cleaners once a year. No matter how great your dry cleaner may be, frequent dry cleaning will cause damage to your suit. If there is a stain on your suit, try spot cleaning it with cold water. If this doesn’t work, take it to the dry cleaner for spot cleaning. As for the steamer, invest in a good one so you can use it all the time without worry. Try steaming your suit and letting it hang dry before you wear it.

You already know this, but NEVER iron your suit. BAD idea. avoid it :)