Overnight Expert: How to Iron Your Dress Shirt
A crisp shirt goes a long way. Our expert shows you what to do with your crumpled up button-down once you pick it up off the floor.
After a long day of work, the last thing on your mind is making sure you hang up your dress shirt so it doesn't get wrinkled. Instead, you toss it on a chair, and kick back on the couch. But if you’re like most men, you don’t own an endless supply of dress shirts, and you aren’t about to hit up the dry cleaner every other day. The only thing left to do: iron. This doesn’t mean laying a shirt on your bed and tackling the most prominent wrinkles. A dress shirt is not just any old shirt; there are many details to get right, from the collar to the cuffs.
For a run-down of exactly what to do, we tapped menswear stylist Joe Ottaway for expert tips on fast, effective ironing.