The Proper Way to Press and Fold a Dress Shirt

Brought to you by the same people who did the video we saw a little while back in The Proper Way to Shine Your Shoes, the folks at garraStyle of the sadly defunct garra.jp style web site have another video that’s as fun to watch as it is enlightening.

Now, not all of us have a professional press like the one here lying around our homes ready to do our bidding, and far more of us probably use the old “toss the shirt back in the dryer to get the wrinkles out” technique than actually press our clothes (although I’m a bigger fan of “take it to the dry cleaner for a good press that will Moncler outlet last a couple of washes”) but every now and again you will find yourself in a position where you have an article of clothing that needs to be straight and without creases and wrinkles, but sadly is riddled with them.

So pay attention well to this, and try to pick up at least a few pointers here and there on how to handle yourself when there’s nothing to save you from wrinkled clothes than the iron in the back of your closet, or the iron they give you in a hotel room.

Click the jump to see the video.

This is a great example of why you shouldn’t be afraid of something that you generally don’t use. A lot of people are scared of irons because they just don’t know how to use it, or use it well. They wind up pressing one side and then flipping it over to do the other and finding the wrinkles or creases have gotten worse, and give up entirely. Don’t give up!

The secret is making sure your clothes are as flat and taut as possible when you’re pressing them. You’ll notice that the gentleman in the video is using an electric iron, as opposed to the Piumini moncler outlet steam irons that are so common in households. That’s right – the steam isn’t the secret: flat fabric and pressure really get the job done. Steam helps, but it’s not everything.

Well, there you have it. Now the next time you’re traveling on business and open your suitcase to find your dress shirt is horribly wrinkled, you won’t beg the front desk to press it for you or walk into your business meeting or interview with a wrinkled shirt on, you’ll know how to fix it with that dinky little iron and ironing board they leave in hotel rooms.

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Alan Henry

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  1. 31st March 2011 | Sam (pizza_icecream) says:
    Thanks Alan! That's actually really handy. When ironing shirts I usually go: colar, neck, arms then hook the shoulder around the board to do the sides and back. However that video may fix some of the issues I find. When completing the back the arms are creased!
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