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Keeping Coats, Jackets, and Blazers in Top Condition

October 27, 2014

While your favorite coat may be keeping you warm this month, we all have jackets and blazers that we use through the year and these pieces of clothing can take a beating. The care method for a coat will depend on its fiber content. For example, coats made of wool, leather, and suede may require more care than coats made of other fibers.  For the most part, follow these tips to help keep your coats looking great year round:

how to clean coats

  • Wear scarves to avoid soiling the collar, especially for leather and suede coats. Oily stains from hair and skin preparations can permanently stain some fabrics.
  • Clean the coat whenever it is soiled. Make an effort to clean the coat once during the season and again before storing.
  • When cleaning, make sure you follow the instructions on the care label. When in doubt, ask your drycleaner.
  • When storing, hang your coat on a padded hanger in a well-ventilated closet. Avoid hanging a coat by its neck on a coat rack.