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The right way to iron a dress shirt

THE RIGHT WAY TO IRON A DRESS SHIRT 1. PREPARATION Read the shirt's label to know what fabric it's made of. Cotton and cotton blends can withstand high temperatures, but polyester shirts need less heat. Make sure the shirt is moist but not wet. 2. COLLAR Pop the collar up and press the iron from one spot of the underside to the next. Then flip the shirt over and repeat on the outside of the collar. 3. FRONT Start ironing on the side with the buttons. Use the iron point to go right up to the buttons without going over top of them. Focus on the shoulder and collar areas. 4. CUFFS Unbutton the cuffs and iron the inside first, then the outside, and lastly around the buttons. Make sure not to iron on top of the buttons unless you put a towel over them. IRONING ON THE GO: 5. BACK Make a starch spray by dissolving 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 2 cups water; put the mix in a spray bottle. Position one of the sleeve heads into the square edge of the ironing board. This way you can iron half of the back and only have to slide it over to complete the rest. You can use a lightly colored towel as an ironing-board pad. Roll it up and stick it inside your shirtsleeves for a makeshift sleeve-board. 6. SLEEVES Make sure the sleeves are flat and smooth. Start at the top and iron down to the cuff. If you don't have a sleeve board you can use a rolled-up towel inside the sleeve to avoid creases. Invest in a lightweight, heat-efficient travel iron. BUSINESS INSIDER

The right way to iron a dress shirt

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