I wear knit shirts mostly and the collars often form a crease in the wrong place, causing the collar to look ugly. When I wash my shirts and put on a hanger I try to remember to leave the collars standing up, so they do not crease, but forget, and I have many shirts with poor crease lines in the collar.

What is the best way to prevent collars from creasing, and is there any way to fix shirts that have bad creases in the collar?

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    Do you not iron the shirts once they've dried?
    – MrPhooky
    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:18
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    They are knit shirts. Mar 9, 2015 at 13:40
  • I am unaware what that specific type of shirt is but I now assume they're made of a non-iron material
    – MrPhooky
    Mar 9, 2015 at 13:41
  • Hi! By knit shirt, do you mean something that looks like this? Oct 12, 2015 at 14:32
  • Yes, a shirt much like that. There are many fabric types. The collars often form a crease, but in the wrong place! When I get knit shirts I make it a habit to always place on the hanger with the collar standing up, and always unfold the colar any time not being worn. Works for new shirts and helps restore old shirts. Oct 13, 2015 at 22:12

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Not sure right now of how to prevent this, but I know a hack to fix it with a straightening iron. Get the crease you want with your hands as good as you can. Now straighten the crease just like it is hair (you've probably seen a girl do this on TV, or maybe in person). This will keep the creases straight and may help it stay that way too.

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Image from WonderfulEngineering

  • Where do people find these neat pictures? Mar 7, 2015 at 4:44
  • @subjectivist Where you find everything. Google.
    – michaelpri
    Mar 7, 2015 at 4:46
  • I must say, you found that very fast fast! Amazing there was a picture to find! Mar 7, 2015 at 4:49
  • @subjectivist I have used this before so I was able to answer easily. It was all a matter of looking up "collar and straightening iron"
    – michaelpri
    Mar 7, 2015 at 4:50

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