Originally Posted by Despos
Some new irons ones have a teflon type base that doesn't require you use a press cloth. You can still get some shine and burn the cloth if the temperature is too high. But I use this type iron directly on cloth sometimes. Depends on the cloth and what I am doing. I wouldn't press a new garment that way. His method is ironing, not pressing. Pressing, you lift the iron from the garment and move it to the next spot. You can iron a shirt like that, not a suit jacket.
Yes you correct the ones I see iron(slide), not press(lift and put down each time), without press cloth. But the iron this tailors use for sure no have Teflon, are ancient irons more ancient than tailors!