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GARMENT CARE

W&P SHIRTS

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR W&P SHIRTS AND DO ALL WE CAN TO ENSURE THEY ARE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY.

TO MAINTAIN THIS WE RECOMMEND WASHING AT A TEMPERATURE OF 40°C TAKING CARE TO READ THE GARMENT WASHING INSTRUCTIONS.

THE COLLAR STIFFENERS SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE SHIRT TURNED INSIDE-OUT BEFORE WASHING TO PROTECT THE MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS, COLLARS AND CUFFS.

DO NOT TUMBLE DRY. 

AS OUR SHIRTS ARE MADE FROM THE FINEST QUALITY NATURAL COTTON THEREFORE THEY ARE BEST IRONED WHILE STILL SLIGHTLY DAMP.'

W&P SHIRTS CAN ALSO BE DRY CLEANED. PLEASE USE A QUALITY DRY CLEANER.

W&P TIES

WE RECOMMEND DRY CLEAN ONLY FOR OUR W&P TIES. 

A SILK TIE SHOULD NEVER BE WASHED OR EXPOSED TO WATER.

WHEN REMOVING YOUR TIE, ALWAYS UNDO IT IN REVERSE TO THE WAY IT WAS PUT ON.

ALWAYS STORE YOUR TIE IN A LOOSE ROLL TO AVOID WRINKLING AND TRY TO REST YOUR TIE BETWEEN WEARS.

IRONING A SHIRT

STEP 1 PREPARATION

BEFORE IRONING, UNDO ALL THE BUTTONS ON YOUR 'SLIGHTLY DAMP W&P SHIRT.

REMOVE THE COLLAR STIFFENERS TO AVOID CURLING OR DAMAGE TO THE COLLAR TIPS.

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU INVEST IN A QUALITY STEAM IRON AND IRONING BOARD AND PAD. THE WIDER THE IRONING BOARD THE BETTER AND ENSURE THAT IT HAS A MESH BASE SO THAT IT DOES NOT GET TOO DAMP.

MAKE SURE YOUR IRONING BOARD PAD AND BASE OF YOUR STEAM IRON  ARE CLEAN SO THAT YOU DON'T TRANSFER ANY STAINS OR DIRT TO YOUR FRESH SHIRT.

STEP 2 IRONING THE CUFFS

OPEN OUT THE CUFF ON YOUR DOUBLE CUFF W&P SHIRT OR UNDO THE SLEEVE PLACKET BUTTON AND CUFF BUTTONS ON YOUR SINGLE CUFF W&P SHIRT.

IN BOTH INSTANCES, IRON ON THE INSIDE OF THE CUFF PRESSING DOWN ON THE HEEL OF THE IRON NOT ON THE TIP OTHERWISE YOU WILL GET LITTLE CREASES AT THE EDGE OF THE CUFF.

IN THE CASE OF THE DOUBLE CUFF, THEN FOLD IT INTO THE POSITION YOU WOULD WEAR IT AND LIGHTLY IRON AS SEEN IN THE IMAGE.

STEP 3 IRON THE SLEEVES

LIE THE SLEEVE OF YOUR W&P SHIRT COMPLETELY FLAT ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE IRONING BOARD AS PER THE IMAGE, THAT WAY YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO IRON ONE SIDE. 

IRON USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION ALONG THE SLEEVE. 

IF YOU WANT A SHARP CREASE DOWN THE CENTRE OF THE SLEEVE THEN IRON ALONG THE EDGE OTHERWISE IRON JUST UP TO THE EDGE FOR A SOFT CREASE. CHECK THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SLEEVE TO ENSURE THERE IS NO UNWANTED CREASING, IRON OUT IF THIS IS THE CASE.

REPEAT THE EXERCISE WITH THE OTHER SLEEVE OF YOUR W&P SHIRT.

STEP 4 IRON THE INSIDE YOKE

PUT YOUR W&P SHIRT OVER THE EDGE OF THE IRONING BOARD SO THAT THE INSIDE OF THE YOKE (WITH THE W&P LABELS ON IT) IS FLAT ON THE IRONING BOARD AS SEEN IN THE IMAGE. 

IRON THE INSIDE OF THE YOKE USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION.

STEP 5 IRON THE OUTSIDE YOKE

PLACE YOUR W&P SHIRT OVER THE END OF THE IRONING BOARD (INSIDE OF YOUR SHIRT DOWNWARDS) SO THAT THE YOKE IS FLAT. 

PULL ON THE SLEEVES TO PULL OUT THE SEAMS AND IRON ACROSS THE YOKE USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION. 

STEP 6 IRON THE COLLAR

PUT YOUR W&P SHIRT OVER THE EDGE OF THE IRONING BOARD  (OUTSIDE OF THE SHIRT DOWNWARDS). 

HOLD THE COLLAR FLAT WITH ONE HAND PLACED ON ONE CORNER  AS SEEN IN THE IMAGE. 

IF THE DAMP SHIRT IS STARTING TO DRY GIVE THE COLLAR A TOUCH OF STEAM TO SOFTEN UP THE FIBRES.   

PRESSING DOWN ON THE HEEL OF THE IRON NOT THE TIP, IRON FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE COLLAR TO AVOID CREASING AT THE EDGES. 

FOLD THE COLLAR OVER INTO THE POSITION YOU WOULD WEAR IT.

DONT PRESS A HARD CREASE IN THE FRONT EDGES OF THE COLLAR YOU WANT IT TO ROLL. THEREFORE WITH A QUICK STEAM PRESS IN THE CENTRE OF THE INSIDE OF THE COLLAR.

THEN DO THE COLLAR UP AS THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO IRON THE REST OF YOUR W&P SHIRT.

STEP 7 IRON THE FRONT PLACKET

PLACE YOUR W&P SHIRT LONG WAYS ALONG THE IRONING BOARD WITH THE FRONT PLACKET AND FRONT PANELS  FLAT AND FULLY ON THE BOARD.

THEN IRON THE FRONT PLACKET USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION GIVING IT A PULL TO STRAIGHTEN OUT THE SEAMS. IRONING BETWEEN (NOT OVER) THE BUTTONS DOWN THE FRONT OF YOUR W&P SHIRT.

STEP 8 IRON THE FRONT PANELS

IRON THE FRONT PANELS OF YOUR W&P SHIRT USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION. 

PRESS ON THE HEAL OF THE IRON TO AVOID CREASING AROUND THE GUSSET OF YOUR W&P SHIRT.

STEP 9 IRON THE BACK OF THE SHIRT

TURN YOUR W&P SHIRT AROUND SO THAT THE BACK IS FLAT ON THE BOARD (INSIDE OF YOUR SHIRT DOWNWARDS) WITH THE FRONT OF THE SHIRT HANGING DOWN ON EITHER SIDE. 

IRON THE BACK OF THE SHIRT USING A FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS GLIDING ACTION. 

 

STEP 10 HANG YOUR W&P SHIRT

HAVING FINISHED IRONING YOUR W&P SHIRT, HANG IT WITH THE TOP BUTTON CLOSED.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND USING WOODEN HANGERS AS THEY PROVIDE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF WEAR AROUND THE SHOULDER SEAMS.

HANG YOUR W&P SHIRT IN THE WARDROBE WITH SPACE ON EITHER SIDE TO PREVENT ANY CREASING OF THE SHIRT.