Essential Tips for Garment Care

August 9, 2017


We’re sure you love your new garments – so look after them with care and they will last longer and continue to look great.


Shirts and Blouses are washable at 40 degrees, they must not be tumble dried as they are pure cotton and the excessive heat may cause them to shrink. So just hang them up after washing them and give them a good once over with the iron.


If you’re busy like us, why not get them laundered? It’s well worth it and your shirts will come back looking perfect every time.


Suits and Separates resist the temptation to wear them all the time; we know you want to but excessive wear will reduce the life of your garments.


All suits, jackets, trousers and skirts should be professionally dry cleaned. Always dry clean matching garments together.


Consider simply having your suit pressed rather than cleaned if it is just a bit creased and has only had light wear.


Always give your garments rest days and they will last far longer; use a good quality hanger to keep the suit in shape and hang the suit so the fabric can breathe. A decent clothes brush is a good buy so you can brush your suit properly after wear which will help remove any marks.


Don’t drive in your jacket; it is a fitted garment and should always be removed when in the car.


Overcoats, Dinner Suits and Morning Wear must also be dry cleaned. After cleaning store them on a good quality hanger to keep them in shape and ideally in a suit bag if you wear them infrequently.


Finally whilst your suit may have lots of pockets, you’re not supposed to use them. Wallets, keys and large amounts of change in your pockets will make your trousers look awful, will wear out the pockets and ultimately cause your suit to lose its shape.


The outer pockets on your jacket should never be opened if you want to keep the shape of your suit and keep the contents of the inner pockets to a minimum.

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