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In between cleanings, one should take important measures to preserve quality and durability. Store suits no longer in use in breathable garment bags, using cedar (not mothballs) to repel insects. Wrinkles can be minimized by letting suits rest at least 24 hours (48 for flannel and tweed) between wearings on padded or shaped hangers, with room for the fabric to breathe. Always remember to empty suit pockets, remove any belts or braces and zip and button all closures to maintain your suit’s shape.