Top five ways to look after your suit

A suit deserves a bit more attention than just putting it on a hanger. Jeremy Hackett offers some advice on how to make them last.

1 If you wear a suit to work every day then you need at least five in your wardrobe. Rotate them throughout your working week and dry clean them about twice a year.

2 At the end of each season, it's a good policy to put your suits away in individual carriers, having them cleaned first.

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3 Pack suits inside out when travelling. This will prevent creases and lint build up.

4 Wooden hangers with shaped shoulders are the best, especially if they have a rubber strip on the bar to stop the trousers from slipping. Try not to hang suits too close.

 Brush your suits regularly and use a damp cloth to remove any surface dirt. Rather than ironing, try using a steamer, as this will make the creases quickly disappear.

Read the rest of the piece in the May issue.