When you think of ironing clothes, you’re probably imagining getting the wrinkles out of a sharp white dress shirt. And that’s important. But wrinkles aren’t any more attractive when they’re in your pants—and, unfortunately, they may be even more noticeable. You worked hard to get the fit right on your stylish pair of trousers, so it’s only right that you put your best fashion foot forward and make sure they remain wrinkle-free. To take matters into your own hands, let’s look at how to best iron your men’s suit pants without doing any damage.
Techniques for Properly Ironing Your Suit Pants
Keep in mind that ironing your suit pants won’t work the same as ironing a shirt. Rather than pressing and rubbing the iron along the clothing, you’ll do a “press and lift” motion. This helps prevent you from forming creases with the bottom layer of fabric pressing against the top layer.
Remember to exercise patience as well. A well-ironed set of suit pants will look clean and feel great—the way pants are supposed to feel—if you take a few extra moments to get it right. After all, you’ve already set up the iron and the ironing board. Why skip steps when it comes to the most important part of ironing your suit pants?
How to Start Ironing Your Men’s Suit Pants
Keep in mind that one of the main challenges with ironing men’s suit pants is that you won’t have as many opportunities for ironing a single layer of clothing, the way you might with a shirt. With a shirt, you can iron the back and top while ironing a single layer, which makes it easier to get a smooth iron and minimal creases.
With pants, you won’t have many opportunities to do that, so you’ll have to flatten them out as best you can. Start by placing the pants over the ironing board, with the iron properly prepared and safely away from the pants. You can turn the pockets out to ensure that the rest of the fabric will press against itself without bunching.
Use this position to iron the waist band, pressing firmly, and then the tops of the pants. Roll the trousers around the ironing board so that the back pocket faces you, and continue to press the top of the trousers to iron out the wrinkles. Make sure to cover each side, and don’t forget to pull out the back pockets as well!
Remember the Natural Creases
Your suit pants will have natural creases that you don’t want to try and press out of it, especially if the plants are pleated. Remember that the fabric will naturally want to be straight at some points. As long as you apply the iron properly and address these individual spots (such as the waistband) in turn, you’ll have a great-looking pair of pants ready for any occasion.
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