Our latest video on suit maintenance may be the most useful of the lot: How to press your a jacket at home.
In the video, Richard is at pains to point out that a lot of the pressing process cannot be replicated at home. Customers would need a high-powered steam iron, a board/cushion that were easy to manipulate, and a lot of experience.
But it is very possible to take out the basic day-to-day wrinkles, around the elbow, the small of the back and the front edge. Ideally it would then be taken to a professional presser once a year for a proper job.
The key takeaways for us are:
- Press a jacket when it has obvious wrinkles
- The sleeves, front edge and back can be done easily at home
- Chests and collars are trickier, and usually require a tailor’s cushion
- Always use a damp tea towel between the cloth and iron
- Spend time getting the cloth straight and taut at every point
- And use an iron with a large steam output
You can see our first video, on brushing and general maintenance, here.