How to keep suits in closet

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  1. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior member

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    Should suits be kept in the closet in garmet bags or with nothing on them?
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I keep them in garment bags, closed in with some sort of herbal moth repellant.
     


  3. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    as long as your closet is neat and relatively recent (so that you don't expect moths, etc.-- but it's good to have a little cedar wood in there, just in case), keep your clothing on good hangers, spaced a couple of inches or so apart so they can breathe. wool is a natural fiber, so unless you're storing them in a breathable cotton/ canvas garment bag, i wouldn't recommend it. I always keep mine out of bags, with the exception of the tux, in a sort of a linen garment bag, as i of course plan to wear it less frequently.
     


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    fatherseanfan Senior member

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    Its not recent (1910s), it gets sort of damp sometimes, but I've never had any problems with mould or moths. Right now I keep them in plastic garmet bags. Is this wrong?
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I heard that no natural fiber garments should be kept in synthetic fiber bags - that means don't store suits in garment bags, and don't store your shirts in plastic bags from the dry cleaner. I forget what the reason was for this and do not know whether it's true.
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    I heard that plastic is not good - I keep mine in cotton zippered cases from the container store.
     


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