Apparently people are fond of my trouser pressing skills because I've been asked numerous times to do a tutorial. So, here we go... but before I start, I just want to say that I don't plan on getting into debates/discussions with people that want to chime in and say I'm doing something wrong. This is how I press my trousers. Not saying it is the best and only way to do it, it's just how I do it and I've been happy with it for a long time.
Prior to the present day in which the military wears what are basically digicam pajamas, we actually had to press our fatigues. If you had a fresh pressed uniform with razor sharp creases, you made one helluva first impression. For obvious reasons, that's exactly what I wanted to do. I quickly found out that a crap iron wasn't going to get me anywhere. I bought my first Rowenta iron 15 years ago and just recently replaced it with a newer model...you can find them on sale for under $100. Next, I found out you need a decent ironing board pad or when you press hard you will get imprints from the metal underneath...decent pads run under $20. You also need a press cloth and you can use just about anything from a cut pillow case to a cotton hank...any type of smooth cotton. Last thing you need (for wool trousers) is a brush. Kent makes some really good ones that you can get for about $30 on Amazon. Here's my setup:
On Saturday I'll start the step by step pictorial.