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How to take care of your suit?

Winter is here so you really should take care of your warm clothes. Here are some tips on how you can keep your suits look fresh and new.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 11, 2010 01:42 IST
Hindustan Times
Suits

Here are some tips on how you can keep your suits look fresh and new.

Small things matter: Avoid more loads in your pocket, which could strain the joints. Hang your suit on a sturdy wooden hanger, and store it in a suit bag to protect it.

Stain watch: Do not rub forcefully on stains or dirt as this may embed them into the fabric. Never hot-press a stain on the suit, as this may permanently imprint the stain.

Ironing: Iron with steam to remove wrinkles before the next wear. Do not dry-iron woollen suits, as it can damage the fabric. Turn over the collar and lapels while pressing away the wrinkles on the suit. While ironing, place a clean cotton or linen cloth over the suit.

Dry cleaning: Suits need special care, so choose a dry cleaner who specialises in preventing damages like discolouring or burning off the wool. Avoid dry cleaning very often, since the process involves chemical solvents used to steam your suit. It’s advisable to dry clean every three months, depending on the usage.