When people think of their “investments” they are generally thinking about their stock portfolio, 401K or some money that you gave to your friends and family to start businesses. Some may view their homes or other properties s investments, and if you have the propensity to collect things that go up in value, you may also view those things as investments. Basically, people will generally think of investments as things that are able to be sold for more money than you bought them for. Smart business people will tend to think of their clothing as an investment, right up there with their education. These types of things are not able to be directly sold the way an asset can, but they provide more to you in value that can earn money than they cost. Wardrobe investments will usually consist of either designer or expensive types of clothing that is not necessarily meant to be worn every day, but will impress those around you when you are wearing it. Some may only wear their investment clothing on special occasions, and others will view the ability to further their financial situations through the securing of a higher paying job or business opportunity as an investment. Simply put, in these types of situations it pays to look good, and the only way you are going to do that is to invest in clothing that looks good.
So how do you protect the investment in fine clothing that you have, no matter how large or small it might be? The most obvious answer is dry cleaning. In order to keep your clothing that is made of fine fabrics or delicate materials looking fresh and new, you need to dry clean it after every wearing, or at least after ever two. When you wear your clothes, you are subjecting them to dirt and odors from both the inside and the outside. Just the air that you are moving through as you wear your clothes is filled with dust and dirt particals, which are constantly settling on your clothes. If you accidentally spill anything on the clothes, the stain is going to begin setting in almost immediately, and will begin to change the colors of the fabrics right away. From the inside, your skin is constantly giving off sweat, dirt and oils that are coming into direct contact with these fabrics, and being ground in by your body movements within the clothes. At the points where your skin directly touches the fabrics, like the areas around your neck and arms, the oils that your skin naturally produce are turning the colors more yellow with every second. Basically, the only way to stop the breakdown of the fabrics and the dis colorization through oils is to dry clean them immediately after wearing. This will extend the life span of your clothes, and get you the maximum value that can be gained from them.
It would be difficult to buy new clothes every time an opportunity presents itself. Protect the clothing investment you have with dry cleaning at your nearest dry cleaner.