We have all come across a situation where we pull a suit, shirt, or pants out of the closet and they are full of something that a simple lint brush would rectify. Maybe you neighbors cute little dog sheds, maybe you had a good night out dancing with a girl (or guy, whatever you preference) who had one of those sweaters. We all know those sweaters all to well! So before you get into the situation of putting something on that is full of lint, fur, etc. have the solution handy. I personally like the sticky lint brushes that peel off for a fresh start, but the red fabric ones work as well. They come in all shapes and sizes, so if you don’t have one, get one and you’ll thank me later.
As I did, many believe that keeping your suits in cleaner bags protects them. This is in fact not the case! Your suits need to air out, and definitely after you have worn them. Keeping them in the cleaner bags will many times cause the static issue as well, that we all hate. Although, remember if you do have the static issue and your pants are sticking to your legs, there are many sprays out there that will alleviate the issue. If you are worried about your suits getting wrinkled just make sure they are hung right and there is enough space in your closet to leave a bit of room between them.
Stars and Stripes are fine on the American Flag not your clothing, they don’t match!
Tip #6 Exposed:
When trying to match clothing stay away from checkered and stripes, they clash! When wearing a checkered shirt your safest bet is to wear a solid jacket. Same with a striped shirt and vise versa a striped or checkered jacket will be best with a solid shirt. So try and own both solid shirts and solid jackets. Same applies to pants and socks, pants and shirt etc….. Playing it safe is always a good idea. People will notice a clash before they notice a match!
Dry cleaning shortens the life of your clothing, period.
Tip #5 Exposed:
Chemicals and clothing just don’t mix, so do your best to keep your clothing away from the dry cleaners. Here are a few ways to keep your clothing clean and wrinkle free without needing the dry cleaners. One, if you have a stain or something dirty on your clothing try and spot clean them with a warm damp cloth/towel. Two, always hang your clothing right (on the creases etc..) this should help the wrinkles hang out. Three, you can always hang clothing in the bathroom when you take a hot shower to help steam out the wrinkles. If all else fails and you do need to bring some of your clothing in to the dry cleaners you can always ask them to just soft press them (if they are clean and you are just bringing them in because of wrinkles). This will skip all the cleaning chemicals, but remember the press isn’t good for the cloths either.