For the past month, I’ve been using Pierre’s method of ironing, which he demonstrates step by step here. The really unique parts of the technique involve spraying down the shirt with water, and then sealing it up in a bag for a bit, as well as using a stiff card for when you fold the shirts. The entire process means I take more than an hour to iron just a few pieces, but the result seems to me like a softer, tidier shirt.
Am I going to use this technique for the rest of my life? Unlikely. Am I enjoying the OCD attention to detail, slow process, and novelty for the time being? Absolutely.