How to iron a tuxedo without iron marks

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How to iron a tuxedo without iron marks

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Just when you think all the wedding details are in order, you are handed a limp, wrinkled tuxedo shirt. Left in its original package, mashed in a suitcase, washed by accident in a last-minute laundry-scramble–the history matters very little with only an hour to go before the big event. Follow the steps below to turn out a handsome, freshly ironed tuxedo shirt. It may be your first foray, but it may not be your last.


Step One

Spray the shirt until it is damp. If you have no sprayer, run water over your hand and sprinkle with your fingers. Roll the damp shirt in one dish towel. Set it aside.


Step Two

Set up the ironing board and iron. Check the care tag in the shirt. If is is 100 percent cotton, set the dry iron on a cotton setting. If shirt contains any synthetic fiber, set the dry iron on wool (you'll have to work a bit more slowly, but this helps prevent scorch).


Step Three

Unroll the damp shirt and turn inside out. Beginning with one side of the front, iron the shirt body, sleeve seams, sleeve, shoulder and back side of the cuff. Proceed to the back of shirt. Working from the tail up, iron the body, shoulder and back side of the collar. Conclude with the remaining side of the front. Turn the shirt right side out.


Step Four

Turn shirt right-side out. Re-iron the sleeves, both surfaces at the same time, leaving a crease (blouse sleeves may be seamless, but even custom-ironed shirts have creases). Leave the cuffs alone. Re-iron the back of the shirt and both sides of the front, as far up as the pleated panel.


Step Five

Spray the right side of cuffs, the collar and the pleated front panels lightly with spray starch. Covering each area with dry dish towel (to prevent scorch), iron the cuffs, the pleated panels and the collar.


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