Do you have a problem with your polo shirts curling at the collar? Or with the collar creasing? Or gaping wide open?
My husband and little boy wear a lot of polo shirts. And neither one of them like it when the collar curls up at the edges. Or when one side of the collar has a distinct crease, yet the other side is normal looking.
So what do you do with that rebellious collar?
- Try mostly air drying the polo shirts and then tumbling in the dryer at the end to finish the drying job and knock out wrinkles. Possibly it is that harsh dryer heat that causes the edges to turn up. And if the collar is prone to creasing in an odd spot, the dryer heat will only reinforce that.
- A steam iron. Yes, it’s a little labor-intensive to set up the ironing board and heat up the iron. However a few bursts of steam can really help the collar look a little better.
- Buy nice quality shirts. The $8 polo shirt at Kohl’s is probably not going to hold up as long as the $28 LL Bean. Price is not always indicative of quality, but nicer quality clothes always last longer. And their collars seem to perform better.
- Hang shirts – don’t fold them. Regardless of how neatly shirts are folded, it’s practically impossible not to crush the collars when they are stacked on one another. And it’s actually faster to fold items than hang them. So two wins here for hanging the polo shirts.
- When hanging shirts, button at least the top button. This helps with the collar gaping open when wearing it. And arrange the collar on the hanger as if you were wearing it.
- If all else fails, you could try collar stays. This particular brand (of which I have no affiliation) is reusable up to 6 times. And they just stick on, which is essentially error-proof.
These methods work for me.
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