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Cleaning Men's Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Darveesh, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Darveesh

    Darveesh Member

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    I'd like to get your opinion on how often should
    one dry-clean a suit (after every one or two wears, for example)?

    Excessive dry cleaning obviously damages the suit, so is it better
    to have it steam-pressed after every wear and dry clean sparingly?
     
  2. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to SF Darveesh. Sit back and learn and enjoy.

    Use your search feature and I'm sure you will find many previous threads on how often to dry clean a suit.

    Here's one: It's on pants but is applicable to dry cleaning suits too!

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...cleaning+suits

    I'll be surprised if anyone on this forum advocates dry cleaning a suit after every wear!
     
  3. Darveesh

    Darveesh Member

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    Got it, thanks for the pointer.
     
  4. mensitaly12

    mensitaly12 Member

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    I would suggest dry clean a suit after every wear,it doesn't effect much where as a dirty suit can effect your image a lot.[​IMG]
     
  5. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Well-Known Member

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    Dry cleaning is a harsh process on materials, especially organic ones like wool. The most I seem to dry clean my suits is once a season if they are being regularly used. For suits I use more rarely I will dry clean more rarely. I have had suits that I only use a few times a year that I have never dry cleaned. Doesn't mean I won't, I just haven't used them enough to need it yet. Same goes with my sport coats.
     
  6. Badandy

    Badandy Well-Known Member

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    This is absurd.
     
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  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Only dry clean when it's actually dirty. Brush before and after every wear.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2013
  8. Goodman

    Goodman Well-Known Member

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    Get yourself a good Kent brush (check out Ebay) to clean and either a steamer or just place by shower to remove wrinkles. Save the dry cleaning for a serious stain.
     
  9. Off My Rack

    Off My Rack Well-Known Member

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    I'm with this. There are many items in my closet that have never been dry cleaned. Too many people here seem to say dry clean at the end of each season, but there's no need if it isn't dirty.
     
  10. Robert Glenn

    Robert Glenn Well-Known Member

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    Suit jacket loose its shape if it dry clean often or steamed out every time after wearing. If to clean your suit and want to work it well many future years than the simply way is to hang it on your closet after wearing and clean using the brush, it will take time but it is yet the safest option!
     

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