Originally Posted by jimmyoneill
I don't understand how one thing can be more difficult to iron than another. With my T&A's, and that goes for the rest of my shirts too, I hang them out to dry on a hanger whilst still wet. This makes them easy to iron.
Originally Posted by blackbowtie
I thought that would depend on the fabric you choose? I personally have not had problems ironing pure cotton shirts of differing qualities as long as the shirt is damp when I iron it.
Your poor wife. You should either learn to iron, or take your laundered shirts to the dry cleaner's to be pressed.
Originally Posted by suitsusid
Don't get me wrong i do iron my trousers and t shirts but can never get my business/dress shirts right...my wife irons them perfectly...she's the expert...i have many many different shirts all of them 100% cotton, one would assume that all cotton shirts must be the same to iron regardless of style, designer etc.. but she reckons otherwise. i have not bought any new shirts for a while so i thought i would ask about the T&A before i bought them as i came accross this forum recently which i think is the dog's b******s...good to be able to get feedback before one buys anything..
I think that she is probably referring to the cut, location of pleats, etc more than the fabric used when your wife says that some of your shirts are hard to iron. Also, things like the shirred sleeves on a Borrelli (for example) shirt can make ironing more difficult. It is harder to get the sleeve to lay flat and smooth to iron in the crease with the shirred sleeves vs. a standard sleeve. My guess is that your wife is referring to these types of "issues" with your harder to iron shirts, rather than the type/quality of the cotton used in them. So, you may want to ask her about that, and keep it in mind as you select your shirts.
Of course, I could be way off base. In which case, please ignore everything I wrote.