Blazers are a must-have item for any gentleman, whether for work, church, or just a night out on the town. But if you want your blazer to last well over time and look great, you should follow some simple tips to keep it looking its best.
Wash or dry clean your blazer
Dry cleaning is expensive, and it can cause damage to your blazer in the long run. When you dry clean a garment, the chemicals used in processing are harsh on the fabric, which causes it to break down slowly over time. This is especially true for wool and cashmere, as both materials have high oil content that attracts grease and dirt and retains warmth better than other fabrics; these traits make them ideal for winter wear. Dry cleaning also shrinks garments due to heat used during the process since most manufacturers size their garments up. Hence, they fit loosely when new (so there’s room for shrinkage), and your new blazer looks smaller after it comes back from being cleaned by professionals!
Periodically inspect and brush off any loose dust or dirt on your blazer.
Dust is a common problem for blazers, especially if you wear your blazer regularly. Dust can cause the fabric to appear old and dirty, making it look less attractive than it is. Additionally, dust can trap moisture in the fibres of your blazer, making it more likely that stains will appear. Dust also attracts more dust, so regular inspection and brushing off loose particles will keep your blazer looking sharp and clean!
Check and clean buttons and buttonholes.
Check and clean buttons regularly. Blazer buttons are made of various materials, including plastic and metal. If your blazer has metal buttons, it’s important to check them frequently for dirt and rust. The buttonholes in the blazer should also be clean and free of lint. If any buttons have been damaged or lost, replace them immediately with ones that match the colour and style of your garment (the same goes for lost/damaged buttonholes). Remember that since you’ll be wearing this item every day—and potentially getting coffee spilled on it—it will require more frequent cleaning than other clothing items in your closet!
Avoid wearing the same blazer for two consecutive days.
Let it rest for a day. This will help prevent retaining sweat stains and bad body odour.
Avoid wearing the same blazer for two consecutive days. Let it rest for a day. This will help prevent retaining sweat stains and bad body odour. After all, you don’t want to go around smelling like a gym sock, do you?
Also, be sure not to wear clothing made of synthetic fibres (such as polyester) more than once in 48 hours because they’ll retain odours easily. Other items that should be washed regularly include:
Hang your blazer on a hanger in your closet
After wearing your blazer, hang it on a hanger in the closet. Do not fold it, as this may cause permanent creases. Also, do not hang your blazer by the collar, waistband, or pockets; these places can get caught on something and tear or rip off. The best way to prevent this is by using garment bags with built-in hangers that you can carry around and keep safe while travelling.
As you can see, caring for a blazer is a fairly straightforward process that can be done in one day. It’s important to keep your blazer clean to last longer and look great. You’ll also feel better knowing that your clothing is fresh and clean!