Originally posted by wine+art:
VinT, congratulations on your new suits. I wish I still wore suits more often. I'm once a week or even every two these days since not working much.
KCS02 touched on many good practices. I would not want to wear a suit more than once a week.
I prefer a horse hair brush and use cedar hangers and cloth garment bags for suits not in season.
I only dry clean one a year ( end of season) unless something unforeseen happens. That said I do take my suits in for a stiff brushing, steam/sponge clean and press more often. My cleaners ( excellent) knows to only steam the parts of the suit required. The chest portion of the suit rarely ever needs much more than a good brushing.
Think about the always immaculately tailored Cary Grant in the movie, North by Northwest.
Even after that crop dusting plane scene, he requested only a steam/sponge and press.
If you do have a major problem say with your pants ( spills, harsh winter walking exposure) and need a true dry clean, make sure you have the jacket cleaned as well, regardless.
Did you pick up a couple of pairs of E Green or Lobbs as well?