Go Around The Buttons

Merry go round the buttons I tell ya! Dang the button area around your starched shirt is tough to crease-out. Some irons do have indents on the side, allowing you to kinda skim around the sweet spot, but it ain’t got a Full U like the “U-Button Iron”. Hit the special button the iron and voilà! The tip retracts to reveal a U that slides under the button to give you a fully ironed shirt.

Designers: Jun-kyo Lee & Jin-young Yoon

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U-Button Iron by Jun-kyo Lee & Jin-young Yoon

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18 Comments

  • lovighost says:

    Quite a neat concept!

  • kathalunke says:

    maybe it would be more interesting to have a slim one, to get in between…and you need to think about bigger buttons…

  • Esmond says:

    I don’t think its important or huge enough a feature to have an advantage over the common iron.

  • Neko says:

    Actually the pointed tip normal irons have is very important for the movement of the iron, if you were to actually use this design it would probably get stucked in the clothes

  • Mike Barnard says:

    A very late comment, but it's worth noting that the portion of the shirt that is visible is the portion that doesn't have buttons. It actually isn't necessary to iron around the vast majority of buttons. Where you leave the shirt unbuttoned, the likelihood of someone being worried about the fabric under buttons being ironed is pretty minimal: very relaxed unbuttoned look doesn't jibe with ultra-formal.

  • Mike Barnard says:

    A very late comment, but it's worth noting that the portion of the shirt that is visible is the portion that doesn't have buttons. It actually isn't necessary to iron around the vast majority of buttons. Where you leave the shirt unbuttoned, the likelihood of someone being worried about the fabric under buttons being ironed is pretty minimal: very relaxed unbuttoned look doesn't jibe with ultra-formal.

  • Jimmy C says:

    YES! FINALLY!

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