1) Wear the coat on an every other day basis, as wool needs to rest. Remove everything from the pockets and undo the belts. Hang the coat on larger hangers that are padded or are slightly curved on the shoulder. Make sure the buttons or the zipper is closed on the coat. Don’t hang it in a cramped closet; wool needs room to lose any wrinkles and allow the fibers to regain their shape.
2) Examine the coat for damage or soil. Use a clothing brush to remove surface dirt.
3) Hang the coat in a steamy bathroom to remove wrinkles. If the coat gets wet, hang it at room temperature, away from any heat source. Brush it with a clothing brush to restore the nap.
4) Iron deep-set wrinkles with a steam iron heated to the “Wool” setting. Press on the reverse side; if you cannot do this, use a pressing cloth. Do not move the iron back and forth across the wool; lower and lift the iron off of the coat. Extra scraps of wool material make excellent press cloths; they help to preserve the resilient texture of woolens. Prevent imprinting inside detail by placing a piece of brown wrapping paper or tissue paper under folds, seams or darts.
5) Dry clean wool coats professionally at least once a season, especially before storing it for the winter. Place the coat in a closet where it will be protected from insects. Be sure to check the closet periodically for signs of insects.