Thursday, February 4, 2010

There's nothing like a crisp collar...

Ladies and Gentlemen,

There is nothing I like more than a crisp collar. I know it can be tough to wake up 10 minutes early (take it from someone who presses snooze an average of 3 times every morning), but the importance of ironing cannot be stressed enough. Oh yeah, and don't forget the starch; it makes all the difference in the world, I promise you will love it.

Some of you may be wondering, "why is ironing so important?" Let me be frank.
  1. It shows that you care. By coming to work wearing a wrinkled shirt, pants, skirt or whatever else it may be, you give off the impression that you are sloppy and unorganized. If you cannot pull even your outfit together, just think about the impression your boss must have regarding your work. I will repeat: sloppy and unorganized.
  2. It completes an outfit. The simple act of ironing can take an outfit from frumpy to fabulous in a matter of minutes (along with a few accessories and...oh, I digress). Not only will you look better, but you will feel better.
  3. Stacy and Clinton would be more than happy to provide a third reason as to why ironing is CRITICAL; my only other personal reasoning goes back to the beginning of this entry - I truly enjoy the look of a crisp, freshly starched collar.
Many of you cringe at the thought of ironing. This is because you do not yet possess the necessary skills. For this reason, I have attached a video that will take you through step-by-step lessons outlining how to properly iron a dress shirt. Enjoy.

(please note: this is only clip 1 of 12; for a full ironing demonstration, please watch all 12 clips)


  1. I hate ironing, but I do it. I find it is easiest to do it all once a week. This way you don't have to get up early. I dream about the day I can afford to send all of my clothes out to be ironed...

  2. Although having an unwrinkled shirt may be important, can't I just throw it in the dryer? It still looks good when you do it and you get that nice warm feeling.

  3. Thank you, Danielle. In case you hadn't noticed, I do not know how to iron. I've tried before and it ended in disaster. This may be why I still live at home.
    Anyways, I appreciate your tips because I definitely need them!