Invest in spare
The trousers are the first ones to wear out, so if you
care about extending the life of your suit, investing in
an extra pair of trousers may be the smart thing to do.
One additional pair of pants per suit will give you
plenty of opportunities to alternate your favorite
Donít overstuff your pockets.
Keys, phones, thick wallets, theyíre all part of your
everyday list of on-the go essentials, and stuffing them
in both the internal, and external pockets of your suits
may feel like the easiest way carry them around. But
that doesnít mean itís the thing to do. For as much as
you can, give up on the habit of overstuffing your
pockets, if you want to avoid having the linings split,
or the suit loosing its sharp shape.
Find a great tailor.
Sometimes even the greatest of suits need professional
care, whether for minor splits, or size altering all
together. Which makes it imperial to find a great tailor
and stick with him. If you donít already have a personal
one, do try using the in-house tailoring services
provided by the shops that sell you the suits.
It may feel like the natural thing to do: wear the suit,
dry-clean the suit, but despite the good intentions,
dry-cleaning your suits should be avoided unless
absolutely necessary. In time, the chemicals are bound
to damage the natural fibers, resulting in them
weakening and breaking down. Dry-cleaning the suits
sparingly means doing it once every six months.