If you invest in quality garments and shoes, you must know how to care form them. Here are some easy steps and some tips for tricky situations. Enjoy this guide from Purple Eagle, Dress Sense Agency for Men. www.purpleeagle.net
The Alpha Way to Care for your
By Purple Eagle, Dress Sense Agency
Caring for your Garments
You must know how to care for your garments to ensure
they last a long time and always look sharp. This is a smart
approach when you have invested into quality pieces.
This is a go-to guide for cleaning instructions for your various
garments and accessories.
Underwear and Socks
Sort underwear and socks by
colours and wash in
temperatures as directed on the
For best results, use a cold wash
or a maximum of 40 degrees.
Tumble dry on a very low setting only if required.
Use a liquid detergent, without a bleaching agent so as
not to destroy the elasticity.
If you must use pegs, only clip on the seams to avoid
Always read the label and follow the
Take out collar stays and cufflinks
Use a pre-treatment on stained
areas, leave for 5 minutes then
For colour runs, use a product like
Napisan or Dr Beckmanns.
Always iron your shirt damp and
Always hand wash knitwear and watch your jewelry and
nails do not snag the threads.
Do not ring out your sweaters as you would a shirt. Gently
squeeze them then dry flat on a towel.
Remove lint using a lint roller.
Never wash your suits – by hand or
in the machine. They should only
be dry cleaned and if really
For stains, test a strain removing
product on the inside, lower part
of the trousers to test how it reacts
to the fabric.
When purchasing a quality suit, you will receive a sample piece
of the fabric. Keep this to test your products on!
Air your suits after wearing them on quality hangers. And brush
your suits after each wear!
You can coat your jackets
in a scotch guard or
protector to create a
For leather items, use a
regular brush and also
wipe the fabric with a
damp cloth. Use a cream
to nourish the leather.
For suede use a soft brush and never your hand to wipe the item.
Ties and Hats
Never wash your ties.
Have them dry cleaned
once a year.
Roll them up to avoid
Use a soft brush on your hats
to remove dust or simply shake
felt hats .
You can use a water repellent
on your hats too.