Apologies for the very late reply. Due to internet provider having problems, by the time mine was fixed (resulting in to new modem/routers and running new line to house finally.) 2 1/2 weeks had passed. During this time, due to an adversity, I was stuck mostly in bed for a period of time. I had over 3k in emails. Thank Brell for fast group deletes.
Anyhow, to address your reply. Based on what was taught to me by drycleaners, you do not want to use a steamer by holding it right up or on the material. It WILL cause the item to loose it's form from the weakening of the fibers. A suit will begin to look or hang like a burlap sack with little form. Hence the term "sacked out" regarding clothing that has lost it's overall shape. Sadly if you have ever seen the people at the clothing stores in the mall- they are inclined to hold the steamer as close as possible to the fabric, thinking the job will get done faster. They end up saturating the clothing to the point it is soaked.
However it is ok to use a steamer as long as you hold it some inches away from the garment. A bit of vinegar in the water helps also, about a tablespoon for each reservoir fill. The same applies to hanging the item of clothing in the bath when traveling or even at home. We really can't tolerate water hot enough or for a long enough period of time that it damages the clothes. Keep in mind this will only help light wrinkling to "fall out" because it is not that hot or direct in regards to the clothing article. It works great on 7 fold ties, and good pocket squares.
Of course different people have different viewpoints. I learned this long ago on the "Style Forum" and others. But I can say what I have related to you all is from a couple of dry cleaners and two tailors. The most influential was, as I have mentioned in the initial post, president of the dry cleaners union for a number of years, who was voted in due to his EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEGE, not his politics. < Ahhh.... the good old days. > He even taught me how to check to see if it was a good idea to even consider taking your clothing to a new dry cleaners if you move or your old one retires. The two tailors, one worked for Oxford before starting his own shop and the other for Joseph A. Banks for their made to measure and even bespoke suits.( Yes it surprised me to when I first learned J.A. Banks did bespoke for certain clients in certain demographic areas.) I got to know both of them very well over the years until each one respectively retired.
Take what you want from this reply, I am not insisting my views are the only correct ones. Too, I believe if you read Alan Flusser's books, I believe "Style and the Man" in particular, Mr. Flusser touches on this. I may be all wet on the specific book. It has been awhile.
Anyhow, due what YOU feel is best. Don't be afraid to VERIFY whether the info is from a post of a very respected member of a forum, or some old dude that is entirely to particular about how his clothes are kept and cared for, with a wife that is just as bad... or some "mental giant" on YouTube spouting "the latest and greatest and the DEFINITIVE" how-to. BUT, in the end it is YOUR clothes or collection or whatever. YOU decide how best to care for it.
Respects to all,
Oops, scratch that last paragraph, after all, isn't everything we read on the internet TRUE.? Wait, I am posting on the net, hmmmmmm!
<Edit> Failed to mention you were correct regarding dry pressing. THANK-YOU very much. It is something I should have mentioned in the initial post. Also it is why you should be VERY cautious letting the hotel press out or do a "quick de-wrinkle" of the clothing for you. John