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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Aug 30, 2021 - 8:33pm

I dry clean them once in a while but definitely avoid it. Puts a lot of wear on them...

  • 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.

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Aug 30, 2021 - 8:35pm

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

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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

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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