Last week we gave you three laundry tips to save your clothes. One of those was to only dry-clean your suits once a year, and with good reason – all those chemicals damage the natural fibers in your suit condemning it to a premature retirement.
On the other hand, the natural fibers in your suit trap dust, dirt and lint which, if left unchecked, can also damage the fabric over time. So what is a boy to do?
Your grandfather knew, and Jay-Z even tried to tell you over a decade ago - go and brush your shoulders off.
Until recent times men didn’t set foot in dry-cleaners. What they did was brush their suits with a clothing brush after every wear – and that’s exactly what you should be doing.
A clothing brush costs less than $20, and a quick brush after each wear can extend the life of your suit by years. Here’s how to do it. In long sweeping strokes, run the brush up the length of your suit to remove any dust trapped inside. Then repeat the process with downward strokes to give the material a fresh smooth finish.
That’s it! With frequent brushing and the occasional trip to the dry-cleaners you and your suit will enjoy a long and happy life together.