How to Clean Underarms in Suit Jackets

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How to Clean Underarms in Suit Jackets
Keep your jacket looking fresh by cleaning underarm stains regularly. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

In between dry cleaning, it is good to keep suit jackets looking and smelling fresh. Underarm sweat and stains make a jacket look dingy. You can treat these protein stains using a simple product you probably have in your home. However, use caution when cleaning jackets without a tag. Some jackets are strictly dry clean only. If you are not sure about your jacket’s material, get a professional opinion.

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Things you need

  • Soft cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Wooden hanger

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  1. 1

    Turn your jacket inside out.

  2. 2

    Soak up any perspiration by blotting the surface directly with a soft cloth.

  3. 3

    Add one tbsp of vinegar to a half cup of water. Dip your soft cloth into the mixture. Wring the liquid from the cloth. Rub the vinegar mix on the underarm stains.

  4. 4

    Let the solution sit for twenty to thirty minutes. Then launder the jacket on cool if it is machine-washable or clean with cool water.

  5. 5

    Turn the jacket right-side out and hang it on a wooden hanger.

  6. 6

    Place the jacket in a cool closet or room.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not oversaturate the armpit area.

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