Never Dry Clean Suits?!

Anyone else out there never dry clean their work suits?

I have 5 suits and primarily wear a rotation of 3 work suits. I hang them up at the end of the day and rewear. Roughly a 10 shirt rotation -- standard washer dryer then iron before wearing.

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  • Operations Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Aug 30, 2021 - 6:57am

Half of my suits are 100% wool. Other half are a wool poly blend.

Aug 30, 2021 - 7:17pm
patrickb8man, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Unless you spill shit on them or sweat on them or sit in places where people sweat on. You won't need dry clean. If not just keep it in those Samsung smart dry-cleaner thing and save money

  • Operations Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Aug 30, 2021 - 8:47pm

I used to dry clean my suits every few months especially after weddings. I started working FT and wearing suit n tie every day. Each time I send my clothes to cleaners they come back slightly ruined. Pants get discolored or shiney. Dress shirts with black marks on them or missing buttons. Not to mention the cost associated with laundering all the clothes and then having to replace them afterwards.

Aug 30, 2021 - 8:35pm
TheFlyingKiwi, what's your opinion? Comment below:

what brand shirts do you have? I'm in need of getting some new ones soon. Been eyeing State and Liberty, look super comfy and sharp. Would fit my build too

Go all the way

  • Operations Analyst in HF - EquityHedge
Aug 30, 2021 - 8:42pm

Jos A Bank runs insane clearance deals especially if you have odd sizing. I have bought slim fit dress shirts for $10 from them and I am fairly standard -- 15.5 neck 35 sleeves. Macy's carries a brand Society Of Threads, wouldn't recommend their white shirts, but their colored ones are great for a more casual summer day. I also have Calvin Klien, Tommy Hilfiger, Kirkland, and Michael Kors (all white).

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Sep 8, 2021 - 9:17am
Hayek, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1. Hang our suit (jacket / trouser separately) in a place where it will get some air and light for 24+ hours

2. Don't wear the same suit on consecutive days

3. Buy a lint remover and a clothes brush to clean your suits

4. Buy a steamer too keep them looking fresh

5. Maybe buy a trouser press to keep the crease crisp in the trousers (though I've never done this)

If you do all this you should be able to go a while before you need to get your suit dry cleaned, unless you spill something on it.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 2:21pm
Hayek, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No I'm talking about the trousers and the jacket, though your trousers will of course get dirtier / require cleaning before the jacket does. However following this method can keep both pieces looking good and not smelling for a pretty long time without dry cleaning.

Sep 29, 2021 - 10:48am
SleazyBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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