With the peak of winter upon us, your winter coat will be vital in getting you through the next few months of chilly mornings and long days.
Here, we have a few Forever New insider tips to make your investment coat last through this season and next.
1. Brush Your Coat Regularly:
A bristle suede brush works best to wick stains and oils away. If you’re taking your coat out of hibernation, consider a trip to the dry-cleaners for a quick freshen up.
2. Seeing a Stain? Pat Fabric Lightly:
If you’re seeing a stain that can’t be removed with a suede brush, use a damp cloth and pat fabric lightly. Avoid scrubbing at the stain as this will only spread it around and ruin the garment. You can also try to spot clean with a little wool wash – it is gentle and sweet-smelling.
3. Empty Pockets
Extra weight in your coat pockets can throw out the shape, fast. Remove everything after each wear – including coins, lip balm, and tickets.
4. Find a Quality Hanger:
Say goodbye to your wire collection and welcome some much needed quality hangers into your wardrobe space. Most winter coats are heavy and therefore need the support to keep their shape. Wooden or structured padded coat-hangers are best.
5. Clean Before You Store:
The wonder of a quality dry-cleaner cannot be overstated. At the end of winter, a good dry clean before you store will be paramount in ensuring that when you take it out next season, it is feeling as fresh as possible. Your coats will thank you for it!