Rain, rain, rain! Get wet with your suits, shirts, dresses or jackets?
Never use hair dryers, but dry your wet clothes with this:
Towels, & Newspapers!
Use towel to dry it off a bit. And yes, use newspapers too! Gently put some crumpled newspapers up the sleeves. Newspapers keep your clothes (especially suit jackets) to maintain their shapes, as well as leaving air channels.
See if you can get a contoured hanger, it helps keep jackets in well-shaped. And pant hangers for pants.
What about with tissues? Never. Using tissues create more problems, especially tissue slices on your clothes.
NO Hairdryers please!
Never wear the suit jackets and suit pants again, or put into the wardrobes, unless they dry up.
Put the wet suits on the hanger for 48 hours and let them dry. Most of all, remember not to put suits into wardrobes until they completely dry!
If you want to speed up the drying process, use dehumidifier. But never use hairdryers! The interlining can be ruined under high temperature, resulting in a blistered or rippled suits. Once the suits get blistered or rippled, opening the lining to properly re-press may help but no guarantee (and again, such process takes time and money).
Dry Off as Quickly as You Can!
Lastly, dry off the wet clothes (especially suits and dresses) as quickly as you can!
Molds and mildew can grow very quickly in the fibers with moisture.
If unfortunately there are moths and mildew on your clothes, the only way perhaps is to go for dry cleaners (which cost you time and money).
Darmian S: – Fashionista & Suit Enthusiast! Lover of local culture and exploring the secrets of the tailoring industry.