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Tailor Tips: To Clean or Not to Clean?

How often do you dry clean your suit? After each wear? Once a month? Once a year? or just when needed? Well, the best answer is, just when it’s needed. A good quality suit can last a long time if properly cared for. The chemicals used in the dry-cleaning process will weaken material fibers over time, causing the suit to lose its luster and strength. That $1500 suit now looks like a buy one, get one free quality. To get a better understanding please click the link below and read. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/dry_cleaning_guide/

Here are a few tips that can save you money and prolong the life of your dry-cleaning garments.

1. Dress for comfort. Just because the fashion police say its time to wear wool because of the date, don’t wear it on the day that Mother Nature decides to give us a 75% temperature in November. Pick an all-season fabric for that day instead of sweating in your wool.
2. If you are going out to eat messy foods, such as crabs or pizza, try not to wear a white linen suit.
3. Men, please, if you are getting into the car with your suit on, STOP! Take the blazer off and hang it on the seat or bring an extra hanger with you to hang it in the back of the car. You’ll enjoy a more comfortable drive and the same nice crisp appeal as when you put it on. Too many times we put our suits in the cleaners due to wrinkles caused by crunching between the car seat, sitting on the tail, and or the print of the seatbelt.
4. If you decide to separate the suit by wearing the pants without the blazer or vice versa, make sure they are cleaned together to avoid uneven discoloration from cleaning.
That’s my Tailor Tip for the week.

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