To assist you in selecting
a great suit and to take better care of your suits,
we are dedicating this section in our web site. It
provides tips on how to maintain, spot clean, and get
long life from your suit. These pages will be updated
on a regular basis.
With 40 years
in tailoring, here are some 'tricks of the trade' for
spot cleaning your wool suit. Be sure of the nature
of the stain and the type of material you are working
||Soak a piece of
cotton in alcohol. Rub gently.
||Fresh blood stains
can be removed with cold water. For dried in blood
stains use cold water but add a drop or two of hydrogen
peroxide (use a 3% solution). Draw the area firmly
and pour the solution over the stain. This will
prevent the stain from spreading when reacting with
||Rub gently with
glycerin. Rinse in lukewarm water.
||Do not use soap!
Try leaving a few drops of glycerin to soak in.
Then wash in lukewarm water. For old stains try
adding a thimblespoon of eggyoke to the glycerin.
||On wool rub with
a piece of cotton soaked in hydrogen peroxide (24%
solution). Leave the soaked stained area exposed
to direct sunlight for a few hours until scorch
mark disappears. Repeat a few times if necessary.
Do not overuse peroxide!
||Use some very fine
salt and rub gently.
||Apply a little lemon
juice to the stain. Not a good idea on silks etc.
||Rub the stain with
the following solution; 2 tablespoons of alcohol,
3 tablespoons of hot water and 1 tablespoon of ammonia.
||Place a well dampened
cloth under the marked area. Place a white handkerchief
on the outside. Leave for a day, then iron with
a freshly dampened cloth. The iron should be warm
and not hot!
||Mix a teaspoon of
sugar with water and rub over the stain. Remove
the solution with a damp cloth.
||Soak a cloth in
pure alcohol or ether and apply until clean.
carefully and then rub gently with a cloth soaked
in soapy water.
||Use turpentine on
the stain and rub with a cloth.
||On a fresh stain
use some salt and then rub very gently with lemon
juice and soap. You may have to repeat the procedure
a few times. Rinse thoroughly.
Feature - Mohair
to 12 ounces
Currently the yarn is
produced in Tasmania, Texas and South Africa. Obtained
from the fleece of the Angora goat, when made up a pure
mohair suit is easily identified by its shiny finish.
Mohair is ideal for lightweight suits and jackets, it
also makes for an especially elegant dinner suit.
While pure mohair suiting
is expensive, it is very durable and is crease resistant.
A 60% mohair, 40% wool mixture gives the ultimate in
lightweight resilience while maintaining that classic
We stock mohair from:
Ermenegildo Zegna's Mohair Trophy, Modesto Bertotto,
Feature - Crepe
to 12 ounces
Made from worsted yarn,
crepe can be plain or twill finished. This was originally
a ladies fabric. With the increased demand from men
for luxurious lightweight fabrics designers now use
softer tailoring techniques on crepe to give a suit
a casual look. When cut loosely it will hold its shape
We stock crepe wool
from: Torello Viera.