Decision in buying a dress suit for yourself is fairly simple, but there are other more critical consideration beside dollar and cents. Yes! How to take care of your dress suit. So dress suit care should be on the top of your to do list once you purchase your suit. Some of the suit care that you might want to consider: dry cleaning, tailoring, storage and moth protection.
Moth Protection - It would be a great tragedy if you wore a $1,000.00 dress suit once and then found it had been eaten by moths the second time you went to wear it. Moth protection is a must for anybody keeping suits in their house. These little insects can cause big problems in a matter of seconds. Unless you plan on keeping an eye on all your suits at all times you should take measures to protect them.
The biggest enemy to the moth besides your fly swatter and array of poisons is cedar. These bugs despise the pleasant smell of cedar and will not go near it. A cedar closet is the ideal body guard for your clothes. However, cedar hangers are much more affordable, portable, and financially viable.
Suit Storage - You'll want to have your suit ready to wear at all times which means curled up in a ball under your bed is not an option.
Suit storage is a necessary piece of the suit care puzzle. Storing your dress clothes in a haphazardly manner can cause you a lot of pain when you go to wear them.
Suits need to be properly cleaned and pressed after use. Hang them in a manner that keeps them from acquiring any new wrinkles in between uses.
Cedar closets are the ideal place to hang your suits but a normal closet out of direct sunlight is a fitting alternative.
Suit Alterations - Unless you plan on staying the exact same size all of your life you will probably need to find a good tailor.
Areas that can be tailored elegantly are:
1. Waist - The waist can be taken in aggressively to make the pants more snug. Expanding the waist is limited to how much excess material is in the pants. You can tell how much you have by looking inside the back of the pants.
2. Legs - The legs are like the waist in that they can be shortened by great lengths but are limited in the amount you can lengthen them.
Jackets can be let out at the waist and shortened at the sleeves but be careful to get a good tailor if you decide to do anything else.
Dry Cleaning - If you decide to just pop your suit in the washing machine you can probably forget about ever being able to wear it again.
Good dry cleaners can really make a mans life easy. Being able to toss your suit on without having to worry about whether or not it was done correctly takes some of the daily stress away. Besides, we have enough to worry about don't we?
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