Weekends away, business trips or just long days in the office – wherever you are, staying looking sharp can be made easier with a few tricks up your (well-cuffed) sleeve.
Whether you want to cool down, go casual or simply need to get your hands dirty (so to speak), rolling up your sleeves is a great look but one that can quickly come undone and look scruffy. For a smart roll that stays in place:
Packing your suit? Make sure you turn your suit inside out before it goes into your suitcase. This might sound strange, but by reversing the suit, you can reduce creases. After all, you can never guarantee there will be a trouser press or iron where you’re staying.
After you’ve worn your suit and before you hit the hay, make sure you hang up your suit above a door frame or near a window to air it out. Not only does this keep the fabric smelling fresh, but it also helps restore your suit’s shape. Suits don’t always need to be dry cleaned or machine washed after every wear, so an overnight air might be all you need before you wear it a second or third time.
You may not need to clean your suit jacket that much, but trousers will need to stay fresh. It’s a good idea to buy a second pair of identical trousers when you buy a suit. You can then alternate between the two, making sure you’ve always got a clean pair to wear, while also prolonging the life of your suit as the fabric fades evenly with your jacket over time.
Collars undergo a lot of stress throughout their wear – tie tugging and a clammy neck on a hot day can make your collar wilt after time. Prevent this by fastening the top button when you hang up your shirts. This keeps the shirt firmly placed on the hanger (preventing those annoying moments where clothes slip off and get creased), while also keeping your collar crisp and in shape.
Get the perfect fit straight off the block. When you buy a suit at Moss Bros., you’ll choose from one of our standard fit blocks – skinny, slim, tailored and regular – but did you know professional alteration services are available through all of our stores? With extra little tweaks such as a shorter cuff or more tapered trousers, you can have your new tailoring fitted to suit your individual style perfectly.