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Dry Clean Your Tuxedo

Posted by Brandi Kane on October 24, 2012

Dry clean your tuxedo

Tuxedos, like wedding gowns, are an important part of many weddings and other special occasions.  Taking proper care of your tux is crucial for the long-term good of such a classic garb.

For best results, always take your tux to a Professional Dry Cleaners or a Wedding Gown Specialist in Birmingham Alabama like Champion Cleaners.

History of the Tuxedo

Tuxedos first appeared in the late 1800s. The original role of a tux was for casual dining as the normal garb of the time was quite formal. Named primarily for the jacket part of the outfit, it is sometimes referred to as a dinner suit or smoking jacket. Characterized by satin or grosgrain facings on the jacket’s lapels and buttons and a similar stripe along the outseam of the trousers, the suit is typically black and sometimes a deep navy.

The Tuxedo evolved from the tailcoats popular at the time as an increase in outdoor activity for British middle class became common. Lapels, pockets flaps, and front buttons all evolved as well. In the 1970s things really changed. Designers let their creative juices flow and moved away from the standard black and blue and offered a variety of colors and styles.

Today's tux is pretty varied. Men sport everything from classic looks to wild varieties. As far as your Wedding goes, there's only one rule. Pick the Tux that makes you feel your best.

Care of a Tuxedo

Finer fabrics are usually used for a tuxedo. Because of this, special care has to be taken to clean and press it. As stated above, always leave your Tuxedo in the hands of a Professional Dry Cleaners with experience in fine fabrics. I suggest only using a Certified Wedding Gown Specialist since they'll be familiar with Wedding and formal fabrics.

Alterations to a Tuxedo are another thing that you should only trust to Professionals. Do your research and make sure you are taking your Tuxedo to a Seamstress with a proven track record. At Champion Cleaners in Birmingham Alabama we have Professionals with a passion for what we do. Don't risk a disaster, use a Champion.

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