Jan
6
2010
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 

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It should come as no surprise that the lifespan of any wardrobe is directly tied to the care in which the garment is given. You certainly don't need to iron everything but when a crisp, smooth collar is in order, an iron is the only way to go. And when ironing, Black & Decker's classic model may not be the fanciest, but it remains one of the most effective. The anti-drip aluminum workhorse—with its SmartTemp steam release, button groove for shirt plackets, pivoting cord and 3-way auto shutoff—is everything you need to keep things running smoothly. And it's handsome too.

$30, at Amazon

Really Wrinkled?

Toss overly-creased fabric in the freezer for an hour before ironing to lock in moisture, making the fibers more malleable under the heat.

 

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