How to Care for and Store Your Garments

Garments

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Always read the care and content label to determine how to care for your garment. This is especially important because your garment may have different care instructions than those detailed here.
In order to get the longest life from your Paul Fredrick garment, we recommend following these instructions, depending on the relevant material.

Laundering Your T-Shirts

Cotton & Silk Blend: If your t-shirt is made from 85% cotton & 15% silk, hand wash the garment in cold water using a neutral soap. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. To avoid shrinkage, lay the t-shirt flat to dry. You may also dry clean cotton and silk blend t-shirts.

Laundering Your Sport Shirts

Silk: If your sport shirt is made from silk, hand wash the garment in cold water using a neutral soap; do not bleach it. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. Hang the shirt to dry, and iron at a low setting. You may also dry clean silk sport shirts.

Cotton: If your sport shirt is made from cotton, machine wash the shirt warm with similar colors. Tumble dry the shirt, and remove promptly when finished to avoid wrinkles. Iron the shirt at a low setting.

Linen: If your sport shirt is made from linen, machine wash the shirt cold on the delicate cycle setting. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Hang the shirt up to dry, and iron at a low setting when needed.

Laundering Your Vests

Linen: If your vest is made from linen, velvet, cotton velvet, or nylon, the vest is dry clean only.

Wool: If your vest is made from wool, the vest is dry clean only. Hang wool vests on a proper hanger in a well ventilated closet.

100% Spun Silk: If your vest is made from 100% spun silk, turn the vest inside out and hand wash it cold with similar colors using a neutral soap. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Lay the vest flat to dry. You may also dry clean 100% spun silk vests.

Silk, Cotton, & Cashmere Blend: If your vest is made from a blend of silk, cotton, & cashmere, hand wash the garment separately in cold water using a neutral soap. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Lay the vest flat to dry. You may also dry clean silk, cotton, & cashmere blend vests. Never hang knitted garments.

100% Cotton/100% Pima Cotton: If your vest is made from 100% cotton or 100% pima cotton, machine wash the vest cold. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Lay the vest flat to dry, and use a warm iron.

Leather: If your vest is made from leather, it must be cleaned by a leather care professional only. Hang leather or suede garments on contoured wooden or plastic hangers and store the jacket in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat. Do not store leather or suede in plastic bags, as this will dry out or discolor the skins – a simple paper cover over the shoulders is sufficient to keep dust off the garment. Keep suede garments cleaner between professional cleanings by removing dust with a dry sponge. Never use any type of cleaner that contains an acid or a detergent, which are damaging to fine leather and will age the product. If leather becomes heavily soiled, use a mild application of Ivory soap on a damp cloth, wipe off, and allow to dry. Then apply a leather conditioner.

Laundering Your Sweaters

Silk & Cotton Blend: If your sweater is made from a blend of silk & cotton, machine wash the sweater cold. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Lay the sweater flat to dry, and use a warm iron.

Silk, Cotton, & Cashmere Blend: If your sweater is made from a blend of silk, cotton, & cashmere, hand wash the garment separately in cold water using a neutral soap. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. Lay the sweater flat to dry. You may also dry clean silk, cotton, & cashmere blend sweaters. Never hang knitted garments.

100% Cashmere: If your sweater is made from 100% cashmere, hand wash the garment in cold water. Lay the sweater flat to dry. For best results, dry clean 100% cashmere sweaters. Never hang knitted garments. Store them folded in tissue or see-through garment bags. Not only will this keep them cleaner, it will help prevent pilling by keeping garments from rubbing against each other. Tip: To remove pills (tiny balls on the surface), cut very carefully with a safety razor.

100% Spun Silk: If your sweater is made from 100% spun silk, turn the garment inside out and hand wash it cold with similar colors using a neutral soap. Use only non-chlorine bleach. Rinse; gently press out excess water in towel. Do not wring or twist. Smooth and straighten seams. Lay the sweater flat to dry. You may also dry clean 100% spun silk sweaters.

Merino Wool: If your sweater is made from Italian extra fine merino wool, hand wash the garment in cold or lukewarm water using a mild detergent; do not bleach it. Soak the garment for several minutes; swish gently and rinse. Be sure to eliminate all suds. Do not wring or twist; instead, roll the sweater in an absorbent towel and gently wring the towel. Lay the sweater flat to dry, and iron at a low temperature. You may also dry clean Italian extra fine merino wool sweaters. Never hang knitted garments; instead, fold them flat so they will keep their shape.

100% Cotton/100% Pima Cotton: If your sweater is made from 100% cotton or 100% pima cotton, follow these instructions. Machine wash the sweater cold. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Lay the sweater flat to dry, and use a warm iron.

Laundering Your Jackets

Linen: If your jacket is made from linen, the jacket is dry clean only.

Cotton: If your jacket is made from cotton, the jacket is dry clean only.

Velvet: If your jacket is made from velvet, the jacket is dry clean only.

Nylon: If your jacket is made from nylon, the jacket is dry clean only.

Wool: If your jacket is made from wool, the jacket is dry clean only. Hang wool jackets on a proper hanger in a well ventilated closet.

Leather/Suede: If your jacket is made from leather or suede, it must be cleaned by a leather care professional only. Hang leather or suede garments on contoured wooden or plastic hangers and store the jacket in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat. Do not store leather or suede in plastic bags, as this will dry out or discolor the skins – a simple paper cover over the shoulders is sufficient to keep dust off the garment. Keep suede garments cleaner between professional cleanings by removing dust with a dry sponge. Never use any type of cleaner that contains an acid or a detergent, which are damaging to fine leather and will age the product. If leather becomes heavily soiled, use a mild application of Ivory soap on a damp cloth, wipe off, and allow to dry. Then apply a leather conditioner.

6 Comments

  1. Great Tips

  2. I am very pleased with the quality of your products. The shirts have been wonderful. I have to say that I was very disappointed as to how the ties were delivered. 1 of the ties that we received was wrinkled. I tried to flatten it out for a while and it is much better. I feel that they should be delivered in a box of some kind. I am going to return one of the shirts and I was reading the return information. Is it correct that I can return it for an exchange, is that an exchange for a different shirt at a different price. How would I do that if possible.

    Thank you,

    Judy Parran

  3. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment and the condition in which the tie arrived. We will send you an email shortly with return instructions.

  4. I recently purchased some of the pinpoint oxford shirts. I will admit the quality is great, but I am very unsatified with the ease of wrinkling with these shirts. Even to the fact that when I just bend over to tie my shoes, I stand up and it looks like I pulled them straight from the dirty hamper. After my 20 minute commute to work, just my seat belt makes them look like they were not even professionally laundered and ironed they are so wrinkled. I contacted customer service and the rep told me “Oh yeah, those shirts are tough to keep from wrinkling, you may want to try a heavier starch.” Since, I have tried medium and heavy starch with no results. Help!

  5. Thank you for taking the time to contact us, Casey. We are sorry to hear that you are not pleased with the shirts you received. You may certainly return the shirts to us within 90 days from the date of purchase for an exchange or a refund of the purchase price. You can print a return label from our website using the link below.

    Paul Fredrick Return Label

    If you no longer have the return shipping form that was included in your package, simply send the shirts back to us along with a note containing your name, address, the reason for the return and indicating if you would like an exchange or a refund.

    We do have a collection of non-iron dress shirts available, which may be more to your liking.

  6. Casey Schurwon is right about the pinpoint oxford shirts. I learned the hard way to never buy any shirts from Paul Frederick that are not specifically described as NON-IRON. The others wrinkle so badly and so quickly I can never wear them anywhere. I gave them to Good Will. I have no idea how you get them wrinkle free long enough to take a photo for the catalogue.

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