Guide on how to iron pants part 2

4 Essential Dress Pants for the Office

Guide on how to iron pants part 2

Why most men avoid ironing their pants:

They perceive it as being quite difficult. Most dress pants are made of the wool and it is very easy to end up with a shiny pair of pants that look cheap and worn out. On top of that, ironing the pleats n the right way and especially the rise and the area on top are not easy things but they are definitely manageable. Unlike with a dress shirt, with pants, you should not iron several layers on top of each other, because that can cause difficulties and wrinkles and it a pretty hard to iron the pants that way.

How to iron pleated pants:

If you have pleated pants you want the creases to be really sharp. To achieve that you want to use a so-called clapper it's nothing but a piece of wood usually oak that is not varnished and not stained and it doesn't have sap. It helps to remove the excess moisture and simply creates a very smooth crisp result. You can also use it in areas where you see wrinkles or waves because there is simply too much steam. If you are concerned about ending up with shiny trousers always add a damp cloth in between. It could be an old t-shirt that has been washed for many times in any case you want something that is lint-free. You can use a linen handkerchief. Once you have made your way around ironing one pant leg, pull the other one and finish all the way around. The areas in your belt loops iron just with the tip and you have to be very delicate. With a little practice, you will be able to expert ironing that areas in no time especially if you invest in a sleeve board and a tailor’s ham. Tailor’s ham is very small. You can also find larger professional versions but they cost a lot.

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