Take care of your French cuff shirt

How to iron a dress shirt ?

You want to iron your dress shirt painless!
Read these instructions:

iron_shirt Set the fabric dial of your iron to the appropriate setting (in general ‘cotton’ for dress shirt)
1- Start ironing the back of the collar, then the front. Start at the points and move inward.
2- Lay one shoulder over the narrow edge of the board and iron it, shifted your shirt as needed. Iron the second shoulder at the same.
2- Open cuffs fully and iron inside first and then outside.
3- Lay flat one sleeve and iron it. Start with the back side, front side second and take extra care on armhole seams.
4- Hang shirt over board so that one front panel of the shirt can be extended flat. Iron from shoulder to shirttail.
5- Rotate shirt over board so that you iron the back next, and the other front panel last.
6- Hang your shirt immediately on a hanger to avoid wrinkles.
If your shirt is exceptionally wrinkled, you can spray some water onto the part of the shirt that is about to be ironed.

How to take care of your dress shirts ?

Here is some tips to extend the life of your dress shirts:

dry_cleaner – machine wash your dress shirts using a gentle cycle with like-warm water in order to preserve the fabric.
– Never dry-clean your shirts because the chemicals can destroy the fabric.
– To avoid antiperspirant stains, spray your deodorant on your body and wait for it to dry before wearing the dress shirt.
– To avoid lifting the color of your shirts, separate them before laundering into three categories: whites, colors and darks. You can use an appropriate bleach to fix colors.
– Check if there is any stain before pressing because the heat from an iron can fix permanently the stain into the fabric.
– It’s easier and better for the fabric, to iron a dress shirt when it is damp. It will also make it easier to get out all the wrinkles.
– Hang your shirt after you iron it on hangers with firm shoulders (avoid wire hangers which can destroy the shape of your dress shirt).

Stains on my shirt ! what should I do ?

stain When you make stains on your dress shirts, it is important to act immediately before the substance has time to penetrate into the fibres, and become fixed.
Always use hot water on fatty stains to dissolve the fat.
You will find bellow some tips for main stains:
Red wine: Eliminate the excess and rinse well with cold water.
Sauces: Rinse with hot water and scrub with hard soap. If stains remain, soak the dress shirt in warm water with a small amount of vinegar.
Mud: Let the mud dry and then brush it off. Rinse with cold water and rubb a little to remove the dirt.
Blood: Rinse with cold salty water and then apply cold soapy water.
Ink: Ink stains need a chemical treatment so bring your shirt to a dry cleaner.