A few weeks ago, my younger brother Reko asked me how to properly iron a dress shirt so I showed him. Then I thought “There are probably other people who need to know this too.” Since I can’t visit every one of my readers and show them how to have their shirts look like they just got pressed at the cleaners, I’m going to share a short piece I read in Valet about a year back.
We asked the production team at Thomas Pink’s London studio for a detailed, yet uncomplicated guide to the perfectly ironed shirt. Here’s how they do it.
Iron dark fabric inside out to prevent that embarrassing sheen known as “glazing the fabric.”
Valet recommends the Black & Decker Classic Iron, which is the one I purchased after reading this article. I’ve had it for over a year now and haven’t dealt with one leak, iron-caused stain, or burn. It’s not the absolute lightest iron but it’s not going to cause you to bulk up either. And, in my opinion, its classic look gives it character. It is definitely worth more than the $24 I spent on it when I ordered it from Amazon.
Source: Valet Mag