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tips for getting wrinkles out of shirts? (perfection)

I've got some 100% cotton shirts that I hit with the iron for 10min or so and look pretty good. But small wrinkles always seem to come back. Is there anyway to get these shirts to look perfect? Or are the guys that have those perfect looking shirts wrinkle-free or like 90% polyester? Thanks. The shirts are Calvin Klein, pretty decent quality.
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:50 PM oleo is offline  
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Cotton is more comfortable than anything else IMO. The tradeoff for its breathability is its tendency to wrinkle.

Never line-dry a dress shirt. Pull it from the dryer while still slightly damp. Iron with steam at the low setting (but not off).

Sprays aggravate ring-around-the-collar if your iron is as hot as it should be for this fabric.
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I get so fed up with ironing dress shirts that I just take them to the dry cleaners for $1.50 each and they come back perfect
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I get so fed up with ironing dress shirts that I just take them to the dry cleaners for $1.50 each and they come back perfect

same here, for years. i could never iron well. 1.50 each was cheaper than the cost of my time fuking around with it / wasting time / getting frustrated and still not having it come out as good.

obviously, some/most others could iron just as good as dry cleaning, but for my time and what it's worth, much easier just to go to dry cleaners.
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same here, for years. i could never iron well. 1.50 each was cheaper than the cost of my time fuking around with it / wasting time / getting frustrated and still not having it come out as good.

obviously, some/most others could iron just as good as dry cleaning, but for my time and what it's worth, much easier just to go to dry cleaners.

I have also paid a sorority girl $7 an hour cash to do this at my house among some other things (keep your dirty thoughts to yourself).
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a uniform maintenance trick i learned in the military

wet wash cloth
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place in dryer for 10-15 mins and remove. It should be pretty wrinkle free from the steam.
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a uniform maintenance trick i learned in the military

wet wash cloth
wrinkled article of clothing

place in dryer for 10-15 mins and remove. It should be pretty wrinkle free from the steam.

Very interesting. And I would guess on high heat, right? That way it creates the steam? Thanks.
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a uniform maintenance trick i learned in the military

wet wash cloth
wrinkled article of clothing

place in dryer for 10-15 mins and remove. It should be pretty wrinkle free from the steam.

Isn't this basically what the permanent press setting does?
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Very interesting. And I would guess on high heat, right? That way it creates the steam? Thanks.

yah. I thought everyone knew about this.... but it doesn't work on all fabrics. For example it gets things like Polo Brand dress shirts "almost" wrinkle free, but leaves micro wrinkles that can only be taken out by a press. For t-shirts and "wrinkle free" items, it works great.

A basic way that I do it to save time, is to wet a washcloth, put it in with a couple shirts, run on high for 5 mins, and you should be good. If you wet the actual article you have to wait for it to dry.
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I used to hate ironing till I picked up the Black and Decker 2030. Now ironing is quick and easy.
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I used to hate ironing till I picked up the Black and Decker 2030. Now ironing is quick and easy.

You sound like an infomercial.
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Use a steamer soooooo easy to use.
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