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Suits Unlimited's Suit Maintenance Guide for Maximum Suit Life

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

People have asked why suits seem worn out after only a couple of months and if suits are not made today in the same way they formerly were. In many cases, the remedy is as simple as doing routine maintenance. Your outfit is incredibly hard-working. After a long day at work, it has most likely absorbed various contaminants, including dust, sweat, heat, food, and even skin. Therefore, your outfit is deserving of some tender loving care. The following advice will help extend your outfit's life via proper care and maintenance.

Airing it out

After each day, after wearing your suit hang it on a butler stand or a coat hanger with the right form. Your suit should stay the night in a well-ventilated portion of the home, such as the hallway or near a window. Do not expose it to direct sunlight. If you give the suit some time to dry out, the natural fibers can return to their original shape, making it seem as good as new. You should rotate your suits so that you do not wear the same suit twice in a row, and you should not wear the same suit more than twice every week.

Do not wash – dry clean only.

Keep in mind that your wool suits can only be dry cleaned properly by a trained specialist. In most cases, dry cleaning necessitates the use of harsh chemicals, which, over time, can cause natural fibers to become drier. Get your suit dry cleaned anywhere from once every three months to once every six months, depending on how often you use it. It is important to take fast action to remove any food stains by wiping them with a moist cloth. Bring the suit to your neighborhood dry cleaner to get it steam-pressed if you want to give it a new lease of life in preparation for an important event or meeting.

Get two pairs

If you are like most males who need to wear a suit daily, then there is a good probability that you have worn the same pair of pants for many days. Wearing the same pair of pants day after day indicates that the pants will always become worn out more quickly than the jacket. Then you will have the suit jacket, and it will be difficult to find pants that match it in stores again. Buying TWO sets of pants simultaneously as purchasing the suit is the easiest answer to this problem.

Placed atop a saddle

A saddle is a triangular fabric that rests in the crotch portion of the pants. Saddles are often constructed from cotton, silk, or polyester and have a triangle shape. The saddle serves to prevent the legs and the cloth from chafing against one another, and it also has the potential to absorb sweat and heat while enhancing slipperiness. It is a common problem for pants to become worn out in the crotch, especially considering that men in Brisbane prefer to choose suits made of thinner fabric to better deal with our hot weather. Installing a silk/poly saddle in the crotch area of the pants will enable them to wear down more slowly in that place. However, it is not a foolproof approach.

Obtain the appropriate equipment.

Similarly, to how you clean your teeth before bed, you should get a high-quality brush with gentle bristles and give your coat and pants a thorough brushing every night. Brush your suits daily to remove the lint, dust, hair, food crumbs and any other debris that may have accumulated. If you air it well each night, you may not need to have your suit dry-cleaned for six months.

Start making repairs right away.

Get it repaired as soon as there are any signs of wear and tear, such as a moth hole, a popped seam, or a little rip. Repair small holes in suits quickly with added reinforcement to stop the problem from worsening. If you wait too long, the hole will get too big, and the repair will be highly obvious and, in some cases, impossible. After each use, inspect your suit thoroughly to look for any minor damage.

Suit Storage

If you do not properly store your suits, they are at risk of being destroyed covertly by several different organisms, including mold, mildew, silverfish, and moths. After drying out your suit and ensuring it is dry, you should put it in a garment bag that allows air to circulate, preferably one made of cotton or non-woven fabric and NOT plastic. Hang suit coats on an appropriate hanger to prevent the shoulders from becoming misshapen. In addition, you should purchase some cedar wood balls to use as a natural rodent repellent. If you already have a problem with silverfish or moths, you should go for heavier treatments such as camphor and naphtha.

Don't put your hands in your pockets.

Why bother having pockets if you're not going to put anything in them? We realize this sounds ridiculous. Just keep in mind that if you are continuously putting items in, taking things out of your pockets, and keeping big, sharp-edged objects like phones and keys, this can significantly limit the amount of time your suit will last. The pockets will eventually wear out, and the edges of the pockets and the surrounding area will fray. Use accessories with a narrow line that can easily fit into your pocket or consider purchasing a man bag of high quality.

Obtain the appropriate size.

Nothing is more detrimental to the suit's condition than wearing it incorrectly. Something may break as soon as you raise your arm to wave at someone, bend down to pick up something from under your desk, or take a significant step out of your vehicle. While skinny suits might be all the rage right now, ask yourself if it's worth replacing them every few months. We advise you to avoid being a slave to fashion because each person is unique. Choose a suit that comfortably fits you, then have crucial portions tapered to compliment your physiques, such as tapering the legs or the sleeves. For example, choose a suit that fits you well, then taper the legs.

Be gentle

Take care of the outfit you have purchased because it will likely cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. When you need to perform some lifting, you should remove your jacket. Take extra precautions when entering and exiting vehicles. When entering a vehicle, sit down rather than step into the vehicle. Stepping into a vehicle puts you in danger of tearing the seam along your crotch. You should avoid keeping your hands in the pockets of your pants and check the width of your belt to ensure that it does not tear the belt loops on your pants.

One final consideration

We realize that you want to feel confident and put together whenever you put on one of your suits. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the care of suits. Or visit or shop at 5406 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, USA.

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