If the dry cleaners isn’t an option, here are 6 easy tips for keeping your dress shirts looking their best. Follow these tips to stay looking sharp in the office.
1. Buy Quality
Buy good quality shirts in the first place. Well made clothing should last for years if properly cared for, and good quality fabrics will always be easier to keep clean and looking its best. There are a wide variety of fabrics for dress shirts, depending on your requirements, but as the old saying goes – “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. Make sure you choose quality over price!
Even the best quality shirts will stain from time to time. Pre-treat any stubborn marls to help bring your dress shirts back to their former glory. A stain remover such as Vanish Gold will provide instant action against dirt and grime leaving your shirts looking tip top again.
3. Use a Good Quality Laundry Detergent
It is important that the detergent you use is up to the task. Using something powerful like Ariel 3 in 1 Washing Capsules, helps to clean, lift stains and brightens your clothes with each wash. Add Lenor Fabric Conditioner to leave your shirts feeling, looking and smelling their best.
4. Hang Dry
Tumble drying can result in shrinkage even if the label says it is safe to do so. Best not risk it and hang your shirts to dry somewhere warm and damp free. There is nothing worse than that fresh clean smell being replaced by the damp must odour from clothes taking too long to dry.
Unfortunately leaving your shirts hanging to dry wont be enough to ‘drop out’ the creases. Iron your shirts thoroughly and with a decent steam iron to have them looking best.
6. Wear With Confidence
Right you’ve got your clobber looking its best. Now its time to brush up and puff out your chest. Dressing to impress involves more than getting your clothes right. Make sure you are well-groomed and exuding confidence.