Buying a quality suit is a significant investment. Every individual needs a reliable outfit for those distinctive moments in life. The right look can make the difference between people listening to you or dismissing you. There is power in a powerful suit!
Protect this vital wardrobe essential by taking proper steps towards short and long-term care. This article will show you how to care for your suit while in an everyday wardrobe and when placed in long-term storage.
Build a routine suit care ritual to stay consistent with storing your suits properly. The process begins every time you come home from work or a formal event.
While this may seem like a burdensome process to go through every time you take off a suit, building the habit will extend the life of your outfit. You'll have the process down to a speedy regimen in no time!
Improper long-term suit storage could spell disaster to the ongoing quality of your suit. Even one season of improper storage could result in a damaged ensemble. When we discuss long-term storage of a suit, we're talking about a period of 30 or more days or more where the piece won't be worn.
The best way to store your suit long-term is by hanging it on a rack as opposed to folding it. Don't ever fold a suit for long periods!
Remember the following steps:
When taking the suit out of long-term storage for use, remember the following:
The best way to store ties is on a tie rack. However, if you don't own one, roll the ties and place them in a compartmentalized drawer. Practice the same methods for your belts.
Never store either item with a suit inside a garment bag. The only exception to this rule is during short-term travel.
A leather dress shoe, much like a leather jacket, runs the risk of cracking or warping if left exposed to the elements for long periods. Thus, to prevent damage, find a cool, well-ventilated area to store your dress shoes.
Ensure that you clean and condition the shoes before storing them to preserve their like-new appearance. Finally, use shoetrees (preferably cedar) to keep the shoes' shape intact and give them a pleasant ongoing scent.
Proper suit storage is heavily reliant on the use of the right hangers and suit covers. The correct shape, size, and type of wooden hangers help maintain the natural contour of your suit jacket and prevents damage to your outfit.
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In this article, we'll walk you through what features to look for when buying suit hangers for your closet. Also, we'll cover hanger types that can actually HARM your suits and why you should avoid them at all costs.