Watch: Joseph Schooling takes a dip in the new washable suit by Hugo Boss
Wash and go
Dry cleaning is like belly piercing in the '90s. We get that it was a thing way back when — some would go as far as calling it a style necessity — but it’s really time to move on. Speeding up to the times is Hugo Boss, by way of The Washable Suit aka the suit of your dreams. It does more than survive the washing machine; the suit (made from water-withstanding virgin wool) is constructed to keep its shape amidst your haphazard DIY ironing. No judgement.
A heap of science has gone into the technology behind The Washable Suit. Three different specialised wool-based fabrics were developed in the Boss labs to resist the effects of water (read: no shrinking, no pilling) and the rigour of the tumble while maintaining a sharp silhouette.
The jacket, unlined for a reduced internal structure, and trousers, with a soft waistband to match the relaxed shoulders, are sold separately. Watch Singapore's Olympic gold medallist and Boss ambassador Joseph Schooling take his for a spin above.
The Washable Suit is available in stores and online from July 2018.