Okay, I don’t think that I’m alone here. I was just on a business trip to DC where I had to do an important pitch presentation about ShopWell at a big nutrition conference. I landed, got to my hotel, laid out my clothes (to iron in the morning), and went to bed.
When I got up, I brushed my teeth, took my shower, and began ironing. When I finished, I realized that I had no shirt stays for my shirt. I thought to myself, “Crap…Who needs those anyway, my shirt will be just fine.”
I put my shirt on, and the collar was all bent out of shape. Even after ironing, it didn’t look right. I took the shirt off and went into Macgyver mode.
I began digging through my stuff to find anything that could to do the trick to make me look somewhat professional. Here is what I came up with/steps to achieve a perfect collar without stays:
What You Need:
- 2 Cotton Swabs
- Collared Shirt
- Your Brain and Hands
Step 1: Lay out the collar and make sure the cotton swab is of similar length. If not, remove one of the cotton ends)
Step 2: Slide the cotton swab into each side of the collar as shown
Step 3: Fold the collar over and flatten the fabric to resemble actual stays (it should look better than the picture below)
Step 4: Go kill it on your presentation…and look like you actually mean business (sans crazy Trump hairdo).
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for spreading the word. This post was featured on LifeHacker here.