Published on July 24th, 2015 | by Janine Giorgenti


5 Steps to Properly Ironing a Dress Shirt

Ironing Shirts. Made simple.

By Janine Giorgenti


Make sure the shirt is unbuttoned. Ideally, the shirt is a bit moist (use a spray bottle for this step).


Make sure to remove the collar stays before you begin to iron your shirt. Start from the back of the shirt collar and iron towards the middle, in small circles. Turn the shirt over, and repeat on the outside of the shirt collar.


Place one shoulder over the ‘narrow’ end of the ironing board and iron towards the center of the back. Repeat this step for the other shoulder.


Lay one sleeve – flat – on the ironing board with cuff-link holes and buttons facing up. Proceed to iron the inside area of the cuff, then flip the sleeve (over), and iron the outside area of the cuff. Iron the sleeves, starting with the ‘front’ side (repeat with the next sleeve).


In this step we will address ironing the body of the shirt and the placket. Using the ‘point’ of the iron, press the fabric – of the shirt – in between the buttons on the placket. Next, we will iron the ‘body’ of the shirt, by placing one side along the ironing board, slotting the arm-hole into the ‘curved’ end of the ironing table, and pressing down for the finishing touch!

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About the Author

Janine Giorgenti

For over 25 years, Janine Giorgenti, renowned fashion designer and image consultant – has provided a long line of satisfied clients with unparalleled service and first class made-to-measure custom suits. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Fox News, CBS, and other top media outlets – Janine has established a clientele of some of New York’s most successful and discerning professionals – including such New York dignitaries as former New York Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom and chief economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

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5 Steps to Properly Ironing a Dress Shirt

by Janine Giorgenti