Noob here and I have a question about washing dress shirts. I generally wash them machine wash cold and then hang them to dry. I DO NOT iron them when they are damp as it seems many of you do. As a result, it seems that a lot of my shirts have odd creases and look "bad". Is it really necessary to iron a dress shirt an hour or so after it's been taken out of the washer?
I'll usually let it hang dry for a few days and a week later when I go to wear it again, I'll iron the shirt that morning.
I'd say some of my dress shirts have fared better than others in this regard, but my Harvie and Hudson shirts get in really bad shape after I hang dry for a few days, and ironing never bring them back to usual shape.
EDIT: I also had a small mud (?) stain on my favorite pink dress shirt (near lower back area) and I kinda ironed over it this morning. I haven't worn it since washing the shirt two weeks ago. I'm going to try and handwash it after work today (I wore it to work because it wasn't all that noticeable), but if anyone has suggestions on this, that would be great also.
Edited by amathew - 5/21/12 at 9:48am