How to Clean (and Only Sorta-Kinda Clean) Your Suits

By Megan Gustashaw

Whether you wear a suit to work on the regular or only dress up when hard invites and open bars are involved, knowing when and how to clean your suits is key. Selecting the right suit and having it tailored to fit you like a glove requires a fair amount of effort—the last thing you want to do is trash your tailoring after only a season of wear. The first step to laundry domination is recognizing that there is more than one way to refresh a suit. From brushing and hanging to steaming and pressing, a proper dry clean is far from the only option. In fact, it should always be your last one. We don’t want you walking around with a soiled, stinky suit or anything, but the solvent involved in most dry cleaning processes can damage the fibers in your suit, making them brittle and worn-out way before their time. With that, here’s our quick and (slightly) dirty guide to making your suits work as hard for you as you do for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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