Follow these simple steps for crisp, wrinkle-free shirts that make an impression!
No one wants to look like they've slept in their clothes. Follow our simple laundry tips to get your button downs tidy and crisp-- and look your best in no time!
Check the Shirt's Label
Cotton and cotton blends can tolerate a hot iron, while polyester blends need a cooler setting. The manufacturer’s label should spell it out clearly, but when in doubt, start with a low setting and increase the heat until wrinkles in the shirt begin to respond.
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Be Cautious about Stains
Is it clean? Ironing over existing stains can set them permanently. Don’t risk it: Choose a liquid detergent that works for both whites and colours, like Tide PODS® Detergent detergent and use a liquid fabric softener in a scent you love, like Downy Infusions Honey Flower. Check Downy for more tips.
Press the Collar
Begin with the underside, working from the centre of the collar out toward the points. Turn over and repeat on the other side of the collar.
Press the Shoulders
Place one shoulder over the narrow end of your ironing board. Starting at the yoke (where the collar meets the body of the shirt), iron toward the centre of the back. Repeat the process on the other side.
Press the Cuffs
Lay one sleeve flat with the buttons or cufflink holes facing up. Iron the inside of the cuff first, then turn over and iron the outside. Repeat with the other sleeve.
Press the Sleeves
Lay one sleeve flat and use your hand to smooth out any creases between the two layers. Iron the front of the sleeve first, then the back. Repeat with the other sleeve.
Press the Front and Back
Begin with the front panels, taking care to iron between the buttons, since pressing on them can cause them to break. Turn over and iron the back of the shirt.
When you’re done, hang and button your shirt immediately, and turn off and unplug your iron. Now you know how to iron a dress shirt, let Tide take care of cleaning it.