How often should I get my suit dry cleaned?

How often you should dry clean a suit depends heavily on your workday, environment, and how many suits you own. For barely worn suits, you may only need to get it dry cleaned once or twice a year, more often for the skirt or trousers.

For gently worn suits, a general rule of thumb for cleaning suits is after the sixth wearing for jackets, and the second wearing for trousers or skirts. For hard worn suits, you’ll need to clean more frequently. Here are some tips to keep yours suit pristine for longer between cleans:

-Wooden suit hangers will help your jackets keep their shape and avoid unsightly creases in your trousers or skirts.

– Give your suits breathing room – hang them at least 2 inches of space on both sides to release moisture and odors.

-If your suit is damp, don’t put it in the closet. Dark, damp and poor air circulation can cause mold or mildew…and the ruin of your suit. Let your suit dry in a well-ventilated area for at least an hour.

-If you spill something, blot – don’t rub. If it dries with no stain and no stink, no problem. We don’t advise home remedies or DIY dry cleaning products. Suits are expensive! Take it to a pro.

-Keep a suit hanger in your office and hand your jacket properly when you’re not wearing it.

-Steam, don’t iron. A good quality steamer will remove wrinkles without the hazards of ironing.

-Brush your suit after each time you wear it. Brushing with a lint brush will remove hair, skin flakes, and debris before it settles into the fibers. Alternatively, you could use a sticky lint roller.

-Dry clean before storing seasonal suits. Before the heavy wools go to the back of the closet, they should be clean. Otherwise, you may attract moths and other pests looking for the tiny food particles in the fibers.

-Store your suit in a breathable garment bag, never in a plastic bag from the dry-cleaner.

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