Savile Row tailor Richard Anderson and Permanent Style’s Simon Crompton go over some of the basics of how to look after your suit. Simon says this is just the first installment in a coming video series, which you’ll be able to check out on his website.
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And Richard Anderson is right – most dry cleaners are really harsh on suits. If you don’t mind paying the extra money, I recommend using Rave FabriCARE instead. They’ll be a bit more expensive – especially with the shipping back and forth – but they’re one of the few dry cleaners in the country who really know how to take care of tailored clothing (and most everything else). Possibly worth it if you have something exceptionally well-made and is special to you.