Steaming & Ironing Tips

Our shirts have an easy-iron finish, often a traditional iron is not needed, as a steamer can be more efficient. Use an iron if there are more stubborn wrinkles and folds particularly in stiffer and smaller surface area spots like the collar and cuffs, or if you like an extra clean look. 


Here's our step-by-step guide for using a steamer or an iron:

Using a Steamer

blue slim dress shirt front pull down with steamer

1. Pull Shirts Down

As pictured, pull shirts down in various spots to straighten out, then glide steamer over wrinkled areas. Use an oven mitt in the pulling hand for protection against burns. Repeat for the front and back of shirt

blue slim shirt with sleeves pulled out and steamer

2. Pull Sleeves Out

Pull the sleeves outward to straighten, and guide steamer over the large area. Repeat on both sides and for both sleeves. Use an oven mitt in the pulling hand for protection against burns

slim dress shirts in three colors hanging on rack

3. Finish with Perfect Shirts

Feel confident with a perfectly crisp and flattering shirt

Using an Iron

slim dress shirt stretched out with iron on flat collar

1. Collar

Start with the iron on medium heat, use steam/spray function for more stubborn wrinkles. With shirt fully unbuttoned and the collar flat, iron both sides

blue slim dress shirt cuffs unbuttoned with iron on flat cuffs

2. Cuffs

Unbutton the cuff buttons, as well as the buttons near the wrist. Lay the cuffs flat and press the iron against it

tight flat sleeves laid down flat with iron over

3. Sleeves

Position the sleeves flat so you can barely see the seams near the bottom. Press the iron in the area between the cuffs and armhole

front flap slim dress shirt on ironing board with iron over

4. Front Flap Right

Lightly stretch the front flap of the shirt, where the buttons, or button holes are, on the ironing board such that the shoulder/armhole are against the narrow part of your board. Press iron against the area, being careful to avoid stressing the buttons

back flap of slim dress shirt over ironing board with iron on top

5. Back Right

Move the shirt so that the front flap we just ironed is now "under" the board, and the side seams are against the ironing board. The back of the shirt should be facing up—press iron against the large area

back flap of slim dress shirt over ironing board with iron on top

6. Back Center

Slightly adjust the shirt, moving it in the same direction as the previous transition so that the center of the back of shirt is facing up. You will have covered most of this area, but make sure to iron the yoke, which is the part right below the collar
back flap of slim dress shirt over ironing board with iron on top

7. Back Left

Continue to move the shirt such that the other side of the back of shirt is now facing up. This is the same as Step 5—press iron against large area

left front flap of slim shirt with buttonholes showing over ironing board

8. Front Flap Left

Same technique as Step 4, continue to move the shirt so that the remaining front flap is now facing up. Press iron on large area

slim dress shirts in three colors hanging on rack

9. Perfect Shirts

Feel confident with a perfectly crisp and flattering shirt


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