How Do I Hang My Dress Shirts?

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You always want to make sure that you're hanging your dress shirts in a very particular way to avoid wrinkles and folds later on. Hang your dress shirts with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Katrina Zarate from Funsie Studio, and today we’re going to be going over how to properly hang up a dress shirt. So, the first important thing to note is that you’re going to want to hang it up right when it comes out of the dryer. Otherwise, it’s already going to get wrinkled, and the whole point of hanging it up is to prevent those wrinkles for happening. So, right after you have your laundered, you’re going to want to hang it up, and you’re not going to want to use one of these. These are the dreaded wire hangers, and frankly, I know that you get them from a dry cleaner and they use these, but they do terrible things to the shirt and cause really bad wrinkles along the shoulder. So, once you’ve chosen a proper hanger, which it could be a wood, or some of these felt woods are nice – anything but a wire one, really – you’re going to want to position the shirt on the hanger so that the back or the yolk of it is centered. This means, and a good way to mark this, is that the seam line on each is directly on top of the hanger, and that the middle, typically if you still have a tag, will fall right in line to go right in the middle of the hanger. Once you’ve positioned it so that they’re even on both sides, you can go ahead and take the buttons and button every other one. You can go ahead and button every one; it’s not necessary. Doing every other one is a good time saver, especially if you have a few of them to do. Okay. And, by keeping it buttoned, it’s going to keep it even on either side and prevent those wrinkles. Once you’ve done that, you can go ahead and position the collar. The collar should be popped up, and make sure that it’s folded along the seam line, and that’ll keep a nice, clean collar. Once you position the collar, go ahead and button the top button. Sometime, this little guy is a little bit trickier. He can be a little bit smaller. But, this will keep your collar looking clean and pressed. Again, make sure your seam lines are on top of the hanger. And, don’t forget about your cuff. Make sure that you, if you haven’t already, make sure your cuff is buttoned so that it looks nice and pressed when you’re done. And, that is how you properly hang up a dress shirt. Thanks for watching!

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