Freshly ironed dress trousers next to an old iron.

How to iron trousers

Style story

Smooth out your style.

Did you know one of the best tools a man can have in his style arsenal is a decent iron and ironing board? Yes, seriously.

Ironing trousers is a talent everyone possesses: you just need to unlock your inner ironing potential. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the suit is or how expensive those trousers are, if they aren’t ironed and pressed properly you may has well have turned up in your boxers or khaki shorts. 

When learning how to iron trousers, don’t have the iron too hot. It’ll take a little longer to get the creases out but wouldn’t you rather that than a burn mark? Elegance takes patience. 

  • Turn


    Turn trousers inside out. Start with the pockets

  • Flat

    laying them flat against the board.

  • Line


    Iron in this order: Flies

  • Lift

    seams and hem on one leg. The same again on the other.

  • Crease 


    Line up the waistband and board. Place the trousers flies down. Iron the waistband.