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How to remove some creases in the sleeves of a blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by someoneNew, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. someoneNew

    someoneNew Senior Member

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    Going to use it this weekend and it has some lengthwise creases in the sleeves from storage I guess. It's a typical navy blazer (the jcrew legacy one), been used once and never to a dry-cleaner. Can I use my iron at home with a towell in between it and the blazer?
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Lay it flat and steam with an iron, barely making contact with the fabric.
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Hang it in the bathroom with the shower on for a while -- a long while.
     


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    Can I use my iron at home with a towell in between it and the blazer?

    The sleeve needs an inner form before it can be properly pressed. A sleeve board would be ideal but a rolled towel inserted into the sleeve will suffice. And, always use a press cloth when ironing tailored garments to protect from the evil shine.
     


  5. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Distinguished Member

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    Try using a hand steamer, that what most stores do.
     


  6. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Distinguished Member

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    Tomasso's advice, is excellent, but some experience, is necessary. Sleeve boards are vital, to my pressing chores. As is, a pressing cloth. But pressing is a dynamic experience. No two garments press, the same way. You've got to have a deft touch, and patience. Experiment on something that you don't need . . . scunch up some stuff, and press, for experience. Before you know it, you'll be a pro.
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    I've pressed a LOT, of garments . . .
     


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    Thanks for the insight everyone. I've got an iron and a cheapish hand steamer from wallmart - I'll choose one of the two to remove the creases.
     


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