How to maintain tweed suit
How to maintain tweed suit
Wash the suit.
A tweed suit should be washed in cold water so that its fibers don’t shrink. Use a gentle detergent and rinse it thoroughly to remove all traces of soap. Hang the suit outside to dry in the sun; this will help remove any remaining wrinkles and add new life to your garment.
Do not use a washing machine or hand washes.
While you can use a washing machine for both tweed and worsted suits, doing so is not recommended. It's best to wash your suit by hand using a mild detergent and cold water. If you're worried about getting the wool fabric wet, there are sprays available that will help protect it from water without adding too much weight or stiffness to the garment.
When washing your tweed or worsted suit by hand, be sure to use gentle cycles on your machine and avoid bleach as much as possible (bleach will cause yellowing over time). You should also use a wool-wash product—this prevents shrinkage during drying and helps keep the fabric soft and supple! Once your suit has been washed in cold water with a wool-wash product, remove excess water by gently squeezing out any excess moisture before hanging up on a clothes hanger (do not hang directly from the shoulders or collar). The key here is not to wring out all of the excess moisture; just enough so that when you look at it again after hanging up it seems slightly damp but not wet.
Use a damp cloth to clean the stains.
Use a damp cloth to clean the stains. If you are using a stain remover or soap, make sure you rub it into the fabric gently. You don't want to damage the fabric by rubbing too hard. That being said, if you just have mild dirt or food on your suit, then all it should take is a wet cloth and some elbow grease! Don't use bleach or harsh chemicals on your tweed suit as this could ruin the fabrics used in their construction. Also, avoid washing machines and dryers at all costs; these two appliances can do more harm than good when it comes to maintaining tweed suits!
If there are bad stains, take them to the dry cleaners.
To clean a tweed suit, there are many ways:
Using stain remover or some other cleaning agent. This can remove stains from the suit, but you must be careful not to damage the fabric and dyeing at the same time.
Brushes and dusters can be used to brush away dust from suits, which is especially important for suede fabrics or wools that have been dyed with different colors in order to maintain their color consistency and prevent discoloration of clothing materials caused by friction between clothing materials such as wool fibers rubbing against each other during daily wear and tear.
Make sure to hang the suit in a well-ventilated area to let it dry.
Avoid hanging your tweed suit in direct sunlight or humid areas. If you do not have a clothes hanger, you can lay the suit flat on a towel, but make sure that no seams are facing up and the fabric is not touching anything else.
Tweed suits are expensive and delicate - you want to make sure you are taking care of your investment.
Tweed suits are expensive.
Tweed suits are delicate.
You want to take care of your investment and make sure it lasts.