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Best way to press wool trousers?

tobias3

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What do people think is the best way to press a crease in dress trousers without a trouser press?

Share your techniques for a crisp line!
 

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Originally Posted by Insensitive
This is really out there, but you could try an iron, ironing board, and a press cloth.

If you lack skill or do not want to do it yourself, just send it out.


ZOMG, this is so revolutionary! Learn to iron your own clothes!

Google is your friend. I am actually afraid to send any of my jackets to a drycleaner, in fear of what the Neanderthals will do to them in the press phase. I query my friends, but they are clueless (I guess they're okay, all the buttons are still on there).

Being a dandy in the twenty first century is a whole new problem, isn't it?

Aloha,

Poinz
 

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I was alluding to the fact it is pretty hard to get a sharp crease with an iron alone duh
 

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Originally Posted by tobias3
I was alluding to the fact it is pretty hard to get a sharp crease with an iron alone duh
Have you considered working out?
 

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Originally Posted by tobias3
I was alluding to the fact it is pretty hard to get a sharp crease with an iron alone duh

Nonsense, it is better than a trouser press as you can iron far more firmly.
 

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Put your iron on steam & cotton temperature, use a thick cotton cloth (like a baby wiper) on the wool trousers legs, press firmly on the cotton cloth (do not put the iron on the wool, never), do not slide the iron like you would iron a shirt. Remove the iron, move the cloth and press again on another part of the leg, do this until you have pressed the whole leg.
Don't forget to brush the pants to remove the dirt before you iron it.
!luc
 

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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
Put your iron on steam & cotton temperature, use a thick cotton cloth (like a baby wiper) on the wool trousers legs, press firmly on the cotton cloth (do not put the iron on the wool, never), do not slide the iron like you would iron a shirt. Remove the iron, move the cloth and press again on another part of the leg, do this until you have pressed the whole leg.
Don't forget to brush the pants to remove the dirt before you iron it.
!luc


Absolutely correct though the cloth should be wet to help create the required steam. An old white cotton tee shirt without patter or whatever is ideal. Even a new one bought cheaply for what they cost.
 

Luc-Emmanuel

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Originally Posted by GBR
Absolutely correct though the cloth should be wet to help create the required steam. An old white cotton tee shirt without patter or whatever is ideal. Even a new one bought cheaply for what they cost.
yes, it should be wet. I don't use a wet one because I use a steam generator iron which is usually good enough.
!luc
 

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Originally Posted by tobias3
I was alluding to the fact it is pretty hard to get a sharp crease with an iron alone duh

Invest in a quality iron!
 

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I don't care for really sharp creases in my wool dress pants.
 

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The important thing is to not put the iron directly on the wool, as it will make shinny area. I have a cut in half cotton pillow cover ( was missing the other match ), put the iron, between wool & cotton and with steam -- no problem.
 

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If you place a cotton tee shirt over the iron, covering the face, can you effectively iron the crease or press your wool pants without having to constantly pick up and place down the iron (i.e. you'd be ironing just like it was a shirt)?

I'm planning on doing this more regularly to combat the pocket flaring that my trousers accumulate over time. I noticed that the first couple of wears there was no pocket flare in the hips, but as the fabric loses its memory, the pocket flare becomes more obvious.
 

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