Style: How to care for your clothes




It was a big week in the world of menswear, with London Fashion Week bursting with runway trends in celebration of its 40th birthday. Whether you’re after the elegant, timeless and sophisticated gentlemen’s code like Dunhill, or something a bit more whimsical like JW Anderson, you’ll need a solid care routine to preserve your items’ longevity.

In light of this, fashion experts at have revealed some simple tips to properly care for and maintain men’s clothing.

Invest in quality: Prioritise buying quality garments over cheaper alternatives.

Think sustainable and long-term: Rather than treating clothes as disposable, view them as lifetime investments. Well-made clothes can last decades with the right care.

Proper maintenance will reap dividends: Read care labels properly and always follow fabric care instructions to prevent damage.

Rotate your wardrobe: Avoid wearing the same garment repeatedly to expand its lifespan.

Keep them clean and fresh: Treat stains immediately and ensure you test removal methods on hidden seams. Use solutions like baking soda or vinegar to remove lingering odours. Carefully use a lint brush or a clean brush with stiff bristles after each wear to remove lint and prevent fabric damage.

Washing and drying: Opt for hand washing in cold water with mild detergent when possible. For stubborn stains, consider speciality cleaners, but use sparingly. Wash garments only when necessary and at lower temperatures to avoid over-washing. Air drying is gentler on fabrics, preserving their quality and longevity. Use dry cleaning sparingly, and not more frequently than once every three months.

Ironing and steaming: Iron garments while they’re slightly humid; keep the iron moving to prevent scorching. An even better method is steaming. It’s gentler on fabrics than ironing and can still remove wrinkles effectively.

Repair and storage: Fixing minor issues like loose threads or missing buttons promptly will encourage reuse and keep your garments looking their best. Store your clothes properly, giving them breathing space, and rotate clothes periodically to ensure they receive even wear. Button up and zip garments before hanging, and invest in quality hangers.

Main Photo Credit: Waldemar via Unsplash

Sorted Staff Writer


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