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I just ordered a Corby 7700 pants-presser. Was I wromg?

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In order to maintain a sharp crease in my pants, I just ordered a Corby 7700 from Amazon. It is costing me about $285. I am sure there is more to this process than just "set it and forget it".
What should I be aware of? What have I overlooked? What advise can I be given?
Have at me.
 

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I've got one--not that one, mine's a $70 ripoff--but it works great to keep the crease sharp.

It's not a total solution, though, since it only gets about 2/3 of the pants leg and can't help with crotch creases, etc.
 

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Did you accidentally it? Because that's bad.
 

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Fine trouser press for day to day use. The occasional full leg press with steam iron and cloth is advisable as well.
 

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I had one for years. I find that after a day's worth of sitting on my ass at work the knees on most of my dress pants stretch a bit. Putting them in a pants press just made them wrinkle like hell in the knees and I would after to steam iron them out. Yes, it took me years to just cut out the step, iron from the beginning them and save myself time and megawatt/hours. I put it out on the sidewalk in front of my condo and within 15 minutes I saw a man wearing a fedora and a four button suit pick it up and walk away with it. He'll know why it was on the street in no time I am sure.
 

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Will pants presses work for cotton/linen trousers I put in the wash? Are they easy to use? I hate ironing... takes forever and I'm not very good at it. Still, it seems like a trouser press might still be hard to use...
 

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These trousers presses are fine for what they are but they aren't a substitute for a real pressing. They won't get out the worst wrinkles, they won't press in a crease where there is none, and they do nothing to the pants above the legs.
 

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Originally Posted by Douglas
Will pants presses work for cotton/linen trousers I put in the wash? Are they easy to use? I hate ironing... takes forever and I'm not very good at it. Still, it seems like a trouser press might still be hard to use...

No.
 

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Is there anything on this forum about how to properly press a suit? Like a proper sponge press, or how to press using a cloth?
 

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I'd rather just steam iron. It would take me an hour just to set it in there and make sure it is perfect before I pressed it down.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Is there anything on this forum about how to properly press a suit? Like a proper sponge press, or how to press using a cloth?

jeffreyd did an epic post on this some time back.
 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
Is there anything on this forum about how to properly press a suit? Like a proper sponge press, or how to press using a cloth?
If your suit is bespoke this is best left to your tailor.
 

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