2. Use a garment bag
Get yourself a proper garment bag and start using it right away. The bag itself doesn’t have to be expensive, it only has to protect you suit from the dust, fumes and smells of your surroundings. Make sure that the bag is ventilated by opening the zip a little, if not, the inside of the bag will probably become moldy. The folding design on modern garment bags also saves you a lot of space, and most types also have interior pockets to store your cufflinks, bow ties and what nots. You can find garment bags in Dressmann’s stores.
3. Stain spotting
When looking for embarrassing stains, remember to do it in a place with sufficient lighting. Inside your dressing room or standing in the bathroom you will hardly spot anything on a dark colored suit, but take it outside in the daylight, and you’ll be able to detect almost anything. So will others.
4. Stain removal
Is that beluga caviar on your elbow? Some tiramisu cake on your left shoulder? Stains are bound to happen, and you better remove them before showing up at church or the office party. If you’ve got a badly stained suit there is basically one main rule: Leave it to the professionals.
If you absolutely have to remove it yourself, find a clean cloth, apply some hot water and start rubbing — gently. Very gently.
Depending on what type of stain, you may have to use some light detergent to get rid of greasy stains, but remember to treat the fabric as gently as possible. Far too many suits have been ruined by desperate grooms. Never ever try to remove any stain with toilet paper or anything that dissolves. It will only cause more pain, leaving fragments of white toilet paper looking like dandruff on your suit.
5. Steam it
A steam cleaner will probably save you a lot of time and money, especially if you use your suits often. Steam clean your suit after wearing it, but only when needed. Most of the wrinkles and odours will air out if you just hang the suit in a ventilated area. Too much steaming will cause the suit to lose its shape.