Et jakkesæt af god kvalitet er en investering, og med den rette pleje og vedligeholdelse, kan du forlænge dit jakkesæts levetid. Vi guider dig igennem de forskellige trin, så du kan få glæde af dit jakkesæt i mange år endnu.
Always use a shouldered hanger
After each use, make sure to hang your suit on a broad shouldered hanger. This way, you ensure your suit keeps it shape in the shoulders.
It needs to breathe
Make sure to unzip your suitbag if you choose to leave your suit in it for a long period of time. It needs to breathe!
If you get a stain
In the unlikely event your suit gets a stain, you can try to remove it gently with a moist cloth. Please notice that rough handling with hard bristles and such, can deteriorate and rip the fibres in the suit. If that happens, it starts to become weak and more prone to ripping.
! Please do never ever put your suit in the washing machine. All of the layers from inside out will shrink unevenly and the result is a broken suit !
Your suits needs to be dry cleaned every once in a while. Make sure to use a professional dry cleaner that either offers CO2 cleaning, or really knows their way around suits. Wrong handling of a suit during dry cleaning can destroy the suit for good. For half canvas construction, avoid excessive heat and steam to the front of the jacket. For full canvas construction, there are no fuzed materials inside so your suit is not at risk of delaminating or anything.
48 hours of rest
Make sure to give your suit around 48 hours of rest between use. This way, your suit will have time to properly dry and return to it’s original shape before being used again.
A suit that doesn’t get to rest, will have a significantly shorter lifetime. This is due to the fact that the fibres in your suit is being constantly stretched and moisturized from sweat. So if they are not allowed to dry up, they will become weaker and weaker in the typical areas such as elbows, seat and thighs.
In emergency situations, you can apply gentle ironing on your suit if you apply low heat, and use a damp cloth between the iron and your suit.
Always sort before washing
Sort your shirts by colour before wash to separate light and darker shades from each other. Use a gentle wash program of 30/40 degrees and low spinning cycle. Remove the shirts when still damp, and leave them on a hanger to dry with the top button on the collar closed.
Put them on a hanger to rest after washing. Please use a hanger with slightly broader shoulders, and avoid the small metal hangers from the dry cleaner. Otherwise, you might see unnecessary folds and bubbles on the shoulders. The more care you put into arranging the shirt on the hanger right after washing, the easier it will be to iron it afterwards. So make sure sleeves are unfold and that shoulder and collar is sitting properly on the hanger.
All our shirts are meant to be ironed, but be carefull to apply too much heat at the same spot for longer periods as this might leave burning marks on the product. This cannot be removed!
If your leather shoes are dirty, remove the dirt before you polish them. E.g. with a hard wrung cloth or a soft brush. Remember that suede shoes needs waterproofing specially made for suede and that they do not tolerate water. Instead, use a suede brush and impregnate again. After removing the dirt, let them dry (if you have used a damp cloth) and then treat them with either shoe cream or shoe polish. A care product that matches the shoe in color gives the best result, but a neutral shoe polish is also excellent.
Finally, the shoe must be polished to remove any excess color and to get the best result. You get the best result by using a soft shoe brush, but an old t-shirt or a nylon stocking can also do the trick.
If caught in the rain
If you find that your shoes get wet in the rain, fill them (without stuffing and mashing) with crumpled newspaper when you get home. The paper absorbs the moisture while keeping the shape of the shoe. Do not dry leather shoes on the radiator or with a hairdryer, as you risk the heat drying out the skin or causing it to crack.
If you get a stain
Should you get a grease stain on your tie, attempt to rinse off with lukewarm water and soap or benzene on a clean cloth. If the stains were not successfully removed using this method, a professional dry cleaner might be able to help.
Avoid using brushes as far as possible for the same reason as the suit, and be aware that certain cleaning products may enter and affect the colour of the affected area. Alternatively, a professional dry cleaner might be able to help.
When not being used
Your ties should be hung with the knot undone when you are not wearing them.