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How Often To Dry Clean Suits


As a general rule of thumb, we recommend dry cleaning your suit after every three to four wears. However, the frequency of dry cleaning your suit depends on several factors.

Continue reading to learn about these factors, signs that it is time to clean your suit, and tips to maintain freshness.

Factors that Influence Suit Cleaning Frequency

  • One of the main factors is how often you wear your suit. If you wear your suit on a daily basis, you may need to have it dry cleaned more frequently. However, if you only wear suits for special occasions, once or twice a year is enough to keep your suit clean and fresh.

  • The fabric of your suit is also an important factor to consider. Wool and other durable fabrics can withstand more wear before needing cleaned. Delicate fabrics, such as silk or linen, may require more frequent cleaning to maintain their appearance.

  • The environment in which you wear your suit can also impact how often you should dry clean it. Exposure to rain, dirt, dust, and pollutants will increase the frequency of dry cleaning.

  • How long you wear your suit each use also influences how often it needs cleaned. After all-day wear at an outdoor wedding in the summer, it may be ready for a cleaning right away.

By taking these factors into consideration, you can ensure that your suit remains clean and well-maintained for years to come.

Signs Your Suit Needs Cleaned

To determine if your suit needs dry cleaning, there are a few indicators to look out for.

Additionally, if your suit starts emitting an unpleasant odor, it's a clear sign that it needs a refresh.

Tips to Maintain Freshness Between Professional Cleanings

In between dry cleanings, there are steps you can take to maintain your suit's cleanliness. Brushing regularly with a soft brush can stop dirt from getting into the fabric and keep it clean. If you spill something on your suit, act quickly by blotting the area with a clean cloth or paper towel. This will help absorb as much of the liquid as possible.

Consider using wooden suit hangers to preserve the shape of your suit and prevent wrinkles.

Should I Dry Clean a New Suit?

Dry cleaning a new suit is not necessary unless there are visible stains or spills on the fabric. However, it's a good idea to prepare your suit before wearing it to an important event.

To ensure your suit looks its best, we recommend having it professionally pressed before wearing it for the first time. This will help remove any wrinkles that may have occurred during transportation.

Dry Cleaning Suits: How Often?

To take proper care of your suit, it's best to have it professionally cleaned every three to four wears. No need to dry clean your suit after every use, however use this guide to decide when your suit needs a refresh.