Regardless of how great your dress shirt is, if it is full of wrinkles, no one will appreciate it. A well-ironed dress shirt will go a long way. It will give you a sleek look and make your dress shirt more gorgeous. How to go about it:
Get The Right Tools
You will need a functional iron box and an ironing board. Ensure that your iron box works excellently and that it does not produce excessive heat or too little of it. An ironing board will support your shirt as you iron. Check the kind of material to adjust your temperature accordingly.
Start With The Collar
Lay the collar of the dress shirt on the board and start ironing the inner part. Moisten the collar using some water right before you start. Press the iron to the collar and move it from one end to the other. Flip it over and do the same.
Iron The Back Of The Shirt
Position the shirt over the ironing board strategically so that the sides of the dress shirt are directly positioned along the board’s edge. Ensure the shirt is flat before you start ironing so that you do not create iron wrinkles. Press the iron box over the back and move it up and down until you get the excellent finish.
Iron The Front Of The Shirt
Lay one side of the front part to the board most preferably the side with buttons. Use the tip of the iron box to iron around the buttons. After this, iron along the length towards the shoulders. Keep moving up and down to your satisfaction. Do the same to the other side.
Iron The Cuffs
Unbutton the cuff and lay it on the ironing board. Iron it from inside out. Before you start ironing ensure that they are positioned flat to the surface so that you do not get iron wrinkles on it. It is the part that will be visible after you wear a coat or jacket. Move the iron box from one end to the other and repeat for the other cuff.
Iron The Sleeves
Lay one sleeve along the length of the board. Flatten it against the board using your hands along the seam. When it is flat, press your iron against it and start ironing. If there is a crease mark on the outer side of the arm length, as you iron, ensure that you iron the sleeve along the crease. This will ensure that you have only one crease line as it should be. If you do not want a crease line, roll up a towel and insert it into the sleeve then iron it.
As you iron, remember, the most visible parts are the cuffs, the collar, and the front part. Therefore, ensure that these parts are excellently iron. When you are done, check the shirt for any area that may need a little heat for the second time. If it is perfect, hang the shirt in your closet and move to the next.