Pockets, lapels, and collars should be brushed frequently to remove dirt. Stains should be blotted immediately and not rubbed. Have your suit dry-cleaned at least once a season. However, excessive dry cleaning can reduce the life of a suit.


Store your suit in a breathable garment bag for protection. Creased garments recover well in a humid environment. Hang them somewhere damp and warm, like a bathroom, or vaporize them lightly with water. To help maintain the shape of your suit, always hang your jacket on an appropriate hanger that supports the shoulders, and always hang your trousers vertically. After use, allow your suit to rest; wearing the same suit for two days in succession can cause damage to the fibers. Avoid placing items in your pockets, as this will strain the seams. Unbutton your suit jacket before you sit down to avoid pulling.