With the right products and a gentle approach, you can care for your suits and jackets at home. We do it all the time! Follow these steps for spot treating and freshening to achieve a clean, crisp outcome. It’s important to note, however, that men’s structured jackets and blazers should never be fully washed as the material inside – such as padding and interfacing – can become dislodged.
We recommend dry cleaning, along with spot-treating stains and treating linings for odor between wearings.
Determine If You Can Spot Treat:Wet a corner of our Wash & Stain Bar and use it to clean a small area of the item. Or, dab a small, inconspicuous area with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth and a small amount of Stain Solution .
Do not continue cleaning if:
• The water or product leaves a mark or creates discoloration
• The treated area is cleaner and brighter than the rest of the fabric
• The fabric ripples or wrinkles
If you see any of the above reactions, stop spot treating. If the item requires further cleaning, take it to the dry cleaner.
Deodorize and Freshen: Steam and spray with your favorite fabric freshener, such as Fabric Fresh Classic.
How to Spot Treat:Spot treat the inside lining to remove underarm odor. Simply wet our Wash & Stain Bar and gently work a lather into the affected areas. You may also use our Stain Solution on a clean, wet Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. Use warm water, regardless of fabric type.
Do not use paper towels and certain types of sponges because they may leave lint or residue behind.
Remove soap and dirt. Dampen cloth (as needed) and repeat the process until satisfied.
Items such as suits and blazers are often not launderable via traditional methods. The Laundress offers options for safely treating stains and odors on these items to the best of our ability. For more tailored advice for your individual item, contact the manufacturer.