Simple Care Instructions for your Suits

This entry was posted on November 13, 2009 under Product Care. Written by:



RHD366N_21_241X241Suits are expensive, and a clear understanding of how to care for them will extend their life considerably.  It is important to know that the chemicals used when dry cleaning suits tend to strip wool of many of its natural properties.  By following some basic guidelines, you can minimize trips to the dry cleaners and prolong the life of your suits.

First, if possible, wear a suit only once each week.  This way, there will be enough time between wearings for the suit to hang properly and regain its original shape.  Don’t immediately cram a suit back in the closet when you take it off.  Hang it in a place where it can air out.  Hang trousers from the bottom on clips – the extra weight in the waistband will stretch the trousers and help to remove creases.  Jackets should be hung on a padded hanger.  This will help to maintain their shape.  If your suit is only wrinkled after being worn, have a tailor steam press it.

If you follow this routine, you should be able to limit dry cleaning and get the most out of each suit you buy.



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2 Comments to “Simple Care Instructions for your Suits”

  1. Over the last couple of years my purchases include pants and shirts. Let me first say the pants and shirts are stitched with few loose threads and satisfaction is in the 90% plus category. Consider reaching 100% customer satisfaction. Let me provide an example:

    The last two-shirt orders disappointed me. Not in quality or workmanship but how they were packed. When purchasing new shirts in a department store it is possible to open, then wear a shirt right out of the package. This is not the case from PF as shirts must be pressed andor laundered adding an addition $3.50 to $5.00 per shirt. The frustrating part is having to wait an additional week for their return by the dry cleaners.

  2. Scott says:

    Thanks for your comment, Lance. We’ll make sure that your feedback gets to our merchandising team. We stand behind our 100% guarantee so, even if you’re just 90% satisfied, send the items back and we’ll get you to 100%. Two possible suggestions for you on the other part of your comment. One, the technology for Wrinkle-Free shirts has come a long way in the past few years. While they were once thicker fabrics and had less breatheablity due to the treatment, that’s not really the case anymore. It’s quite hard to tell the difference when wearing and they do work extremely well in preventing wrinkles. Second, giving the shirts an initial laundering yourself could also be an option. Use a cold water wash setting and tumble dry on warm. Use a warm iron to press the shirt while it remains slightly damp.

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