HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
A well-made and properly maintained suit will last many years. Most people tend to dry clean their suits too often, which will shorten its lifespan.
Some tips on getting the most out of your Don Morphy garment:
● Rotate your suits.
● Wear a suit once or twice a week at most, and allow for a few days between wears. This allows it to recover its shape and release wrinkles accumulated throughout the day.
● Get an extra pair of trousers whenever possible. Trousers get the most use and tend to wear out more quickly than jackets, so rotating the trousers can extend the life of the suit significantly.
● Brush off the garments with a suit brush after wearing, it removes any excess dust or dirt that could settle into the fibers.
● Hang the suit correctly. Be sure to use a hanger with a wide and proper curve to preserve the shape of the shoulders, and hang the trousers correctly to avoid creases. Let the suit breathe on the hanger after being worn. Give it a good amount of space to air out before putting it back into the closet.
● Treat and spot clean any stains as soon as possible, whenever possible.
● Try and avoid dry cleaning wool suits. The high temperatures and chemicals can deteriorate the fibers, and the pressing machines flatten the chest and lapels. Once a year is usually sufficient if it must be done, be sure to find a cleaner that will take good care of your suit.
● Don’t steam a wool suit or put it into a steamy bathroom to release wrinkles. It may successfully get rid of a few wrinkles, but it also could make the rest of the suit lose the shape that’s been expertly pressed into the cloth with heat and pressure. Wool fiber has a memory, and steam can cause the fibers to lose that memory.
● Get garments altered when necessary, clothing that is too small can wear out more quickly at the seams and can stress the cloth.
● For storage, ensure the above steps of brushing and hanging are completed and place the suit in a garment bag to keep it free from dust and away from moths.