Care guide for the Winter Suit

December 22, 2021

As suit that fits just right is a suit you'll enjoy wearing for years.

Alterations:

As soon as you receive your suit, we strongly advise you to take it to an alteration specialist. It’s about getting the perfect fit. A good fit will make you feel good. You won’t regret it.

We've cut our Winter Suit so it can be altered for several body types.

We've even been considerate enough to leave plenty of extra fabric inside the trousers to make alterations nice and easy around the thighs and the hem.

Same goes for the jacket sleeves, which can be altered without touching the button tab.

Care

First of all, after wearing your jacket and/or trousers, always put them back on their hanger. We know this is easy to forget, especially after a long day, but it's a good habit to get into. Putting your suit back on the hanger prevents the jacket's shoulders from losing their shape, the trousers from creasing and the front pleats disappearing.

If you spot a few creases, iron the jacket or the trousers on the silk setting, so not too hot (max 110°C), and very, very carefully with a cloth in between; it's more about the steam coming into contact with the fabric rather than the hot plate of the iron. And avoid the padded parts of the jacket like the shoulders.

Remove any stains on your jacket or on the trousers by sprinkling warm water and some natural soap. A mild shampoo will also do. Never use hot water. Wool doesn’t like hot water.

Extra care

For anything more challenging, it's straight to the dry-cleaners. There are no two ways about it. They'll know how to make sure it comes out squeaky clean and looking its best.

Friendly tip: remember to check your clothes when you pick them up from the dry cleaner's. That way if you find any damage it will be the responsibility of the dry cleaner's, and not yours. Once you've left the building it'll be more difficult to prove and you'll probably have to pay for the damage yourself.

Thank you!

So, there it is. You now know everything about how to alter and look after your Winter Suit. And, remember, apart from hemming the trousers, all other alterations are no more than nice To Dos ... you don't have to do them.

Remember to take it off from time to time. We know it's comfortable and all but it does need a break to keep it looking at its best. And the occasional dry clean, of course.

We'll be back in touch in a couple of weeks to see how you're getting on. If you have any comments in the meantime please do share them, however minor –positive or negative – by getting in touch: support@asphalte.com

Thanks again,

The Asphalte Team

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