How to Clean and Care for Suspenders

You love suspenders. They rock. But how do you care for them? Can you wash suspenders in the machine? Do you have to hand wash? Can suspenders go in the dryer? What suspender material should be dry cleaned?

There are so many questions about how to clean suspenders. We've heard them all before and we're here to ensure you get your questions answered by an expert who knows all about washing and caring for those brand new suspenders.

All these questions and more can be answered by watching a short, two-minute SuspenderStore video. Yes, "How to Clean and Care for Suspenders," gives you the answers you need about washing suspenders. And you also get tips about the correct cleaner to use as well as more pressing suspender care questions.

Dave from the SuspenderStore has all the go-to answers when it comes to suspender care and cleaning. After all, you've brought an awesome pair or two of suspenders and you want to keep them looking amazing wear after wear. Sit down and watch to learn everything you need to know about how to wash suspenders the right way. After watching this informative video, you'll never again wonder about whether you can throw your suspenders in the washer and dryer.


Today we are going to talk about cleaning suspenders. We get a lot of calls about how to clean and care for your suspenders. So we put a section on our website just at the top right of all the pages where you can click to read more about it.

The question we get all the time is: "Can I wash my suspenders?"

The answer is Yes, but the type of washing and care differs based on the type of suspenders that you have. And the keyword for caring for all the suspenders is "gentle". Basically, you want to do it as little washing as possible.

First, let's talk about the most common suspenders, which are elastic suspenders. Most suspenders are all elastic. You can wash them, but you need to be as gentle as possible. What you want to do is:

  1. Put them in a mesh bag
  2. Wash them on gentle cycle. By hand would be even better.
  3. Use cool water, not hot.
  4. Mild detergent, no bleach.
  5. Air dry, NO DRYER

We have found that Tide pens (or similar products) work well for small spots.

You can take silk and cloth suspenders, to a professional dry cleaner. For leather suspenders, there are leather care products on the market. We like

That is a brief summary of how to clean your suspenders.