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Do Not Dry Clean + Summer Suits

April 14th, 2015

    How to Clean a Suit

    Most common cleaning mistake is taking your suit to the Dry Cleaners too many times. It is advised that you do not dry-clean your suit unless you really need to. The chemicals will over time damage the wool and they will weaken and breakdown. We recommend asking the cleaners to “steam press only” and not dry clean – price should be half the dry cleaning price. We also noticed that “organic” cleaning has a tendency to shrink the lining, which will distort the suit.

    Wool is stain resistant in that it does not absorb liquid readily. However, you must wipe up stains immediately or else it will be absorbed. A proper clothes brush (below) will help remove stains or marks.

    Other Tips:
    Storing – When storing your garment, it is imperative to prevent from moths. Make sure your suit is clean and store with moth balls and cedar chips to both kill and repel any insects. Make sure the moth balls do not come in direct contact with the wool.
    Shine – If you do get a shiny spot from ironing wool, spray it with a little distilled white vinegar. This should remove the shine. Rinse with cool water to get rid of any vinegar smell.
    Wrinkles – Wool will shed wrinkles naturally, if given the chance. For a wool item that is wrinkled, hang the suit up and place in a steamy bathroom (easily done by running the hot shower for a few moments), and wrinkles should fall out easily. However, it is not the same as getting it pressed from the cleaners.


    Summer Suit – Seersucker

    Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or checked, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. Seersucker is woven in such a way that some threads bunch together, giving the fabric a wrinkled appearance in places.

    During the British colonial period, seersucker was a popular material in Britain’s warm weather colonies like British India. When seersucker was first introduced in the United States, the material was considered a mainstay of the summer wardrobe of gentlemen, especially in the South, who favored the light fabric in the high heat and humidity of the summer.

    In time for Spring/Summer, We have nine different colors for you.

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