Question regarding my very high quality wool dinner suit (i.e. tuxedo), as I've read conflicting information (so what else is new???)....
I keep it in an attic closet where clothes are stored for long periods. Standard agreement it should be hung on a good strong hanger, and I've got multiple mothballs stored in its pockets and in the vicinity. The question is should it be hung within a bag, such as the long bags Brooks Brothers uses when one purchases a coat, or should it be hanging
uncovered in the closet with the mothballs in pockets? When in the bag I also keep the mothballs in the bag itself. As for my wonderful silk vest, same question, though no place for mothballs? Not useful for silk?
Not sure what the bag is - perhaps a nylon? It's not a straight plastic, I'm sure. I've read the natural materials "need to breathe" but I've also read support for bags (though not every type).
I did have a decent quality wool "semi-formal" suit in a bedroom closet and it got eaten up by moths last year - a true loss. It wasn't in anything - just hung - with some insect stuff in the closet itself but obviously it had worn out and wasn't replaced. Nor did I check on the suit in probably a year or so.