- Jul 15, 2009
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This topic has been addressed before, but not in sufficient detail. The consensus on SF is to dry clean suits sparingly so that the wool doesn't get damaged by the perc and the lapels/shoulders keep their shapes. Most suggest brushing suits after wear to remove particles from the fabric and a steamer (Jiffy, etc.) to remove wrinkles and deodorize. However, do clothes steamers really get hot enough to kill germs and mildew? This recent NYT article got me thinking. Also, will steaming a suit once or twice a week cause wool to develop a sheen?