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Crotch Wrinkles?

deaddog

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Kinda of a weird title, but here is the question. I have a Corby pants press that does a great job of pressing slacks from about mid-thigh down. But, after several wears my trousers wrinkle in the crotch area and down a couple of inches. I don't think that this area isn't designed to fit in the Corby. Anybody know how to use the Corby to press the entire trouser -- or have any other suggestion short of going to the dry cleaners for a press.

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I don't like pant pressers. Instead, I use a sleeve board. The wider 'sleeve' is fine, for detail work, on trousers. Use a pressing cloth, and iron out the crotch. Do not wear the trousers, while in the process.
 

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I hate to iron (whether I have the pants on or off). Is there no newfangled gadget that will make it quicker and easier (ala the pants press)?
 

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Originally Posted by deaddog
I hate to iron (whether I have the pants on or off). Is there no newfangled gadget that will make it quicker and easier (ala the pants press)?

You could try one of those nice steamers that some forum members have. I hear they work great on wool garments.
 

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I've never used anything that works like an iron. Rowentas, are excellent.
 

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I use a steamer for crotch wrinkles. Much easier and quicker than ironing. Actually is more effective than ironing. The steamer is great for knitwear as well. The wrinkles disappear almost immediately and it is very gentle.
 

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Originally Posted by deaddog
Kinda of a weird title, but here is the question. I have a Corby pants press that does a great job of pressing slacks from about mid-thigh down. But, after several wears my trousers wrinkle in the crotch area and down a couple of inches. I don't think that this area isn't designed to fit in the Corby. Anybody know how to use the Corby to press the entire trouser -- or have any other suggestion short of going to the dry cleaners for a press.

Thanks


That title provokes this: when Stephen Fry saw a particularly unflatteringly lit photo of WH Auden his immediate thought was: if that's his face, imagine what his scrotum looks like!
 

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as preventative maintenance, I generally hang my trousers upside-down by the cuffs in wooden clips. The weight of the fabric itself tends to smooth out most wrinkles and keeps the trousers looking good.

I thought one time of having a small one or two ounce fishing weight on an alligator clip to fasten to the inside fabric at the crotch to really get a nice line, but never got around to making one up.

Also, if your pants fit properly and you're not wearing them every day (i.e. have plenty of stock to rotate around) wrinkles like this shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Rabbimark: what is it about the fit that would cause these wrinkles? The pants visually appear to fit fine and they feel fine.
 

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