Originally Posted by Larry Lean
Yes the regular pressing works just fine & you can get a nice crease just as sharp as you want it to be... Not that it will last for too long with cords unless you've lightly starched them first, but then doing that starts to get a little bit too fussy for such a soft, casual item of clothing.
Pressing in front creases inside out will result in a crease that goes in instead of pointing out.
Take a pair of pressed trousers & turn them inside out & you'll see how the crease forms a furrow down the front not a ridge.
(Hope I've managed to explain that in a way that's understandable!)
I think there is a difference between pants and cords. I wear cords primarly as casual wear. I am not sure that creases in cords are even important, or needed in the first place. IMHO, If I had pleats on my cords (which will most likely never happen), I would just want the pleat pressed and not the whole crease to my ankle. Just my opinion though . . . .
Edit: for claification, I would iron the pants inside out with seams of each leg at each end as opposed to how you would iron a regular pant