*Using a suit brush, brush the fabric in a downward motion to remove dust, dead skin, hair, or food particles.
*Check for any small stains, then do a spot treatment using a stain remover or a clean cloth and a squirt of mild detergent.
*Steam your suit before you hang it up to air-dry. It’s a gentle, efficient way to refresh it, minimize odor, and eliminate wrinkles.
If you take these steps and your suit still has stains or smells ripe, bring it to the dry cleaners.
***Just remember: the chemicals and products used at dry cleaning establishments are notoriously harsh on suit fabrics and can cause a lot of wear and tear to your digs over time.
*Dry cleaning your suit occasionally (and as a last resort) is totally fine — just don’t go overboard.
**If you do take your suit to the dry cleaners, ditch the plastic cover they provide — it can trap gases inside and cause moisture buildup and mildew.