Investing in a quality suit or piece of garment requires a delicate maintenance routine to prevent damage and preserve its value. How often should you clean your suits? How can you extend the life of your favorite shirt? Looking for the best techniques to maintain your pleated pants for a fresh, polished look? You've come to the right place.

Our comprehensive guide provides all the answers you need. We'll cover essential steps for suit maintenance, addressing common questions such as “How to keep my suit clean” and “What are the best ways to take care of clothing?” By the end, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to ensure your suits always look sharp, last longer, and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.
A man in his dressing room adjusting his suit to ensure his outfit looks perfect

How often should you dry clean a suit?

Dry cleaning is often considered the go-to method for cleaning delicate fabric or suits as it typically involves trusting professionals with your valuable garments. However, dry cleaning can be harsh on natural fibres, so it's best to limit it to twice a year and as a last resort. If it isn’t stained, there's no need to expose it to chemicals. Instead, by slightly adapting your routine with the steps below you can insure longevity to your favourite suits.


A high-quality suit or delicate piece of clothing is an investment, and to keep it in pristine condition, you should definitely get a bristle brush, made out of natural fibres if possible. Brushing your suit after each wear helps maintain cleanliness by removing built-up lint and dust without damaging the fabric. This simple routine can extend the life of your suit and keep it looking sharp.
A man in his dressing room adjusting his pocket square to ensure his outfit looks perfect


Natural fibres in suits have the unique ability to circulate air. When you return home, change into comfortable clothes, and let your suit air out. To optimise results and extend your garment's life, steam is your best ally. Laurastar's Dry Microfine Steam will refresh and purify textiles, preserve fabric quality and appearance, and therefore reduce the need for frequent washing. This steaming method also effectively reduces odours, allowing you to re-wear a shirt without washing, provided there's no sweat or visible stains. After steaming, ensure each piece is hung with ample space to ensure proper airflow—remember, "No suits should touch." This straightforward routine keeps your suit refreshed and ready for its next wear.
A Man refreshing his suit trouser with the Laurastar IZZI steamer

How to de-wrinkle a suit at home

Wrinkles can ruin even the sharpest look. Whether it's a big event or a night out, there are simple solutions to keep your suits and delicate fabrics looking crisp. With Laurastar's DMS technology, you can banish wrinkles quickly and easily.


When ironing a suit (yes, you can iron a suit at home!) or a delicate piece, only precised high- quality equipment will do. Laurastar's all-in-one ironing systems offer professional and impeccable results at home. Each system comes with a protective soleplate to prevent shiny patches on dark materials and is flexible enough to iron even heat-sensitive textiles like silk. Laurastar's Lift steam generators provide the perfect balance of versatility and protection, allowing you to iron horizontally on the board and steam vertically directly on the hanger for greater flexibility. A neat, sharp shirt is essential for a polished look. Check out our article, "How to Iron a Shirt in 2 Minutes", for more tips.
A well dressed man holding a Laurastar Smart iron with its protective sole plate


Steamers are a versatile solution for quickly removing wrinkles. Laurastar's IZZI is a powerful ally for daily use, helping to purify and refresh fabrics while ensuring an impeccable look without creases every time. If you travel frequently, IGGI is your best companion—compact, practical, and designed to handle on-the-go touch-ups. With IGGI, you can leave behind the old trick of hanging clothes in a steamy bathroom and enjoy a fresh look wherever you are.
A man steaming a white shirt with the Laurastar Izzi steamer

How to correctly store your suit

Proper storage is essential for extending the life of your suits. Before storing them for an extended period, ensure they're clean with no sweat residues. Use a good quality hanger to maintain the suit's shape. To prevent clothes moths, steam your closet and your garments thoughtfully before storing. When traveling, always use a high-quality protective bag for your garments.

But storage isn't just for clothing—Laurastar's products are designed with ergonomics and compactness in mind, making them easy to store when not in use. This ensures they fit seamlessly into any gentleman's home or travel routine.
A man going through his dressing and his delicate suits

Conclusion: key tips for suit care

To ensure your suits always look their best, remember these essential tips:
  • Brushing: use a natural bristle brush to remove lint and dust after each wear.
  • Odour control: allow your suits to air out properly and use DMS steam to freshen them daily.
  • Spot cleaning: act quickly with a soft towel or talc powder, and avoid harsh chemicals.
  • Ironing and steaming: opt for high-quality systems like Laurastar's ones to ensure good care.
  • Storage: only store refreshed garments, use good hangers and protective bags.

By following these tips, you can maintain the longevity and appearance of your suits, ensuring you always make a great impression and feel confident in your attire.

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