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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello, new to the forums and new to wearing good, stylish clothing but I can say that I'm definitely a different guy with my new style.

Now, I have a made to measure navy blue super 120 wool three piece suit. Wore it for the first time tonight, ended up dancing and low and behold, the back of the waist coat has gotten a little sweaty. I know that you're not supposed to dry clean to often, generally about one every 4 to 6 months, so what's the best thing to do in these circumstances interms of looking after them if I do get a little sweaty? Would you recommend refraining from wearing the suit if I might get sweaty, is dry clean the only option or could the waist coat be soaked?

Thank you for any help.
post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just a friendly bump.

I've steamed the suit in the bathroom whilst I've been in the shower and I've had it hanging next to an open window all day. I've also invested in a good soft clothes brush and sticky lint remover to keep pet hair and dust away but my biggest worry really is the smell of body odour and sweat, especially as I'm looking at getting some more suits in the near future.
post #3 of 9

I like to use a wool/cashmere spray every once in awhile, particularly if it has been a warm day (in NYC).  I brush, spray lightly and then air out.

 

http://store.thelaundress.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=WCSpray

post #4 of 9

in general if the suit smells just get it cleaned.  if it stank like bo do yourself and everyone else a favor and just send it off

 

otherwise how about febreeze?

would that work or that isnt recommended.?

you could throw it in the freezer, supposedly that kills of the smell too.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thankyou for the replies. I hung it in the bathroom when I had a shower and hung it all day next to an open window and it smells fine. It's my first suit and its definitely made me look at all of my clothing and make a change because of how good I felt in the suit, didn't want to ruin it.
post #6 of 9
Bro..just hang it up for a day or 2 and it will be fine. I wear suits year round and when it's summer and 95 degrees, i just come home and hang my suit up..

Tip...DON'T go dancing wearing a suit!!
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Bro..just hang it up for a day or 2 and it will be fine. I wear suits year round and when it's summer and 95 degrees, i just come home and hang my suit up..
Tip...DON'T go dancing wearing a suit!!

Presumably due to excess wear and tear on the seams?
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by simonp83 View Post

Presumably due to excess wear and tear on the seams?

???
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by simonp83 View Post


Presumably due to excess wear and tear on the seams?

 

I think he means because of the issue you first posted about.

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