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Freshly ironed dress pants next to an old iron.

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How to iron pants

Smooth out your style.

Did you know one of the best tools a man can have in his style arsenal is a decent iron and ironing board? Yes, seriously.

Ironing pants is a talent everyone possesses: you just need to unlock your inner ironing potential. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the suit is or how expensive those pants are if they aren’t ironed and pressed properly you may as well have turned up in your boxers or khaki shorts. Simply put, ironing is just as important as using the right deodorant and finetuning your male grooming ritual.

When learning how to iron pants, don’t set the iron too hot. It will take a little longer to get the creases out, but wouldn’t you prefer that to a burn mark? Elegance takes patience.

 
  • 01

    Turn

    Turn pants inside out. Start with the pockets

  • 02

    Flatten

    Place on leg on top of the other until they are perfectly aligned.

  • 03

    Line

    Smooth out the lining and press the iron against the pants.

  • 04

    Lift

    Lift the pants, turn them over and press the iron against the other side.

  • 05

    Crease 

    Line up the waistband and board. Place the pants flies down. Iron the waistband.