Death by Iron: What Now?

July 24th, 2014

Today’s tip is very simple: do not multitask while ironing.

A while back I was pressing my favorite unlined, unstructured linen suit when my phone rang. I took the call, leaving a hot iron standing upright on my ironing board, pants strategically laid flat.

While ritually pacing back-and-forth during a conference call about an upcoming shoot, I cut a whiff of burning. I dropped the phone and sprinted back toward my walk-in closet (the second bedroom in my apartment), but it was already too late. A gust of wind had come through the window and knocked the iron (set to max heat for linen) face-down onto the pants.

The pants were officially scorched and ruined. And of course, the Ariston fabric is out of stock, which means I can’t have a replacement pair made.

So now what?


This was one of my all-time favorite suits, too…

What do you think I should do?



Thanks for reading, and keep an eye on those irons.

Yours in style,

Articles of Style


Photography by Alex Crawford