Suits: To Press or Steam

Suits: To Press or Steam

I received this question from a reader:

Should I press or steam my suit? Or should I just take it to the cleaners?

This is what I shared with them:

Steaming is far gentler on your suit than too-frequent dry cleanings and the high-temperature commercial press. Steam it lightly just before wearing, instead of immediately after wearing it. This will allow any moisture to dry naturally and remove any wrinkles from storage. Your dress shirts should be pressed instead of steamed to smooth the fabric and give it a crisp look.

J Kent Erickson
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