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Guide to Proper Suit and Tuxedo Storage and Cleaning

Guide to Proper Suit and Tuxedo Storage and Cleaning

At Tuxedo Wearhouse, we hope to help guide you through the process of finding the perfect suit or tuxedo for your special occasion. Even though we are rated as one of the best places to rent a suit or tuxedo, we also know that many of our customers either hope to build their formal attire wardrobe, or already have a decent collection. 

Of course, if you want to properly care for your suits and tuxedos, you can always go somewhere that will clean and properly care for your formal attire, such as a dry cleaners, but we here at Tuxedo Wearhouse understand that sometimes not only is that not the easiest option, sometimes it is also not the most economically efficient. Because of this, we wanted to spend some time sharing our expertise in regards to how to properly care and maintain your formal attire so that you can keep those suits and tuxedos you love for a long time.

Our team at Tuxedo Wearhouse understands that formal attire can be an investment, and thus should be properly cared for so that you will be able to enjoy that perfect fit and look for years down the line.


When it comes to the suit or tuxedo jacket and pants, the first thing to remember is that consistent care is priority. If you make sure to take proper care of your suit and tuxedo jacket and pants after each time you wear them then they will not only last longer, but the same perfect fit you originally found will be the same every time. If you don’t want to take your suit to be professionally cleaned, here are some ways that you can do it yourself. 

Believe it or not, one of the most basic things to remember in order to properly care for your suit and tuxedo jacket and pants for the duration of its life is to properly store it. In order to do this, you need to make sure you have ample space and hangers that are the right size. With the right amount of space, you will keep your suit and tuxedo jacket and pants from wrinkling and protect the fabric that it is made out of. 



For suit and tuxedo jackets specifically, you want to make sure that you have a much thicker hanger than usual. Along with this, even more important is that the size of the hanger provides the right amount of support for the shoulders. If the hanger that you use is the wrong size, over time the suit jacket can lose its natural shape and fit. 

Furthermore, one of the most essential items for suit and tuxedo storage is a garment bag. As mentioned above, it is important to provide your suits and tuxedos the right amount of space for storage. One of the best ways to do this is to utilize a garment bag. Usually, garment bags are mostly intended for suits and tuxedos that are not worn constantly. Along with this, garment bags will make traveling with your formal attire much easier. Ultimately, it’s important to use a garment bag that is breathable, but protective, so that the material used does not get ruined. 


Even though you can of course always take your suits and tuxedos to professional dry cleaners, doing this too often can actually damage the material that your suit and tuxedo is made out of. Along with this, if utilizing a dry cleaner is not the easiest option, there are ways that you can clean your suit and tuxedo yourself. 

When it comes to suit and tuxedo maintenance, taking measures to prevent future issues is always easier than trying to fix any problems that might arise. With this in mind, two items that will help prevent any damage to your suit and tuxedo is a proper brush and steamer. After each time you wear your suit or tuxedo, it is important to brush your jacket and pants in order to remove any particles that can damage the material. 

Along with this, using a steamer is a gentle way to remove wrinkles and remove odors. Furthermore, small stains can usually be treated with commonly found stain removers or a small amount of detergent. 

Again, if you are worried about doing these tasks yourself, there are always places that you can take your suit and tuxedo to be professionally cleaned. However, it is important to remember that these places sometimes use products that can actually damage the material if it is done too often. 

Despite this, maintaining your suit and tuxedo yourself is always an option, and if you make sure to have the proper tools and take the time to do it right, the suits and tuxedos that you fall in love with will have a long and healthy life. 

Overall, our experienced team at Tuxedo Wearhouse truly understands the value of a suit or tuxedo that fits right and looks great. Because of this, we hope this short guide will help you get started on your path to proper care for your formal attire. Come back to our blog at a later date to find out how to properly care for the rest of your formal attire. 

Of course, if you want any more information and help, please come stop by Tuxedo Wearhouse at any one of our locations and we will not only help you find a suit or tuxedo that is perfect for your occasion, we will also help further guide you in regards to properly caring for the suits and tuxedos you might already own.