I'm not a suit and tie guy, but I iron and starch my shirts. I just can't feature going out looking like I got hit by a wrinkle grenade.
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I have an ultrasonic at home at I charge $5 per shirt!!
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I have my shirts starched lightly at my cleaners.
I like to get Stay-Flo and pour it in a bucket with my shirts and pants. Let them soak for a good hour. Then I lay them out to dry. Once dried I put them in the closet, I dont own a single hanger they stand up on their own.
Really though, when I was starching I did use Stay-Flo mixed with water in a spray bottle. Got a nice crisp shirt and pants, you could cut yourself with the crease. Now a days I will sometimes starch the collars of my shirts when I will be wearing a suit and tie. But most of the time I skip it.
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I buy shirts that have a little heft to them, no starch then and they take a hot iron well. Each morning I just spray a shirt with water to get it damp, ball it up so the water works in instead of evaporates, quickly iron it and away I go. Seems to hold up well most of the day, but I don't wear a jacket to work. So I'm probably not getting the wrinkling that might cause. I got tired of the buttons all missing or being replaced with cheap ones by the laundry, and the shirts wearing out so fast from their torture.
I find the only problem with starching shirts is the amount of wrinkling that occurs as you wear them. A nice no starch or pressed shirt maintains its look a great deal longer than a starched one. This is my opinion of course.
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Never. Ever. I have neither the time, nor the talent, nor the patience. I could probably have bought a dry cleaners by now, burned it down and then built another one with what I've spent on laundry/cleaners bills. But, I've always been a busy boy and ironing is not for me...
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When I was on the USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) we had one of these in our division compartment. Works great and since my dry cleaner doesn't put creases in the sleeves, I'm probably going to buy one and start doing my own ironing.
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I just checked my closet...I have a fatigue shirt that was last starched in Germany in 1969....Still got starch and a crease in the sleeves!!
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