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post #46 of 63
Third option is to get some corduroy trousers. You can get very thin wale, light weight cotton cords that are comfortable in summer and heavier/ wider wale for cooler weather. Cords look good in darker colors where darker colored cotton khakis look like you work at Jiffy Lube type of work pants. Cords look better with a few wrinkles and wrinkle in a better way and you still look casual compared to your wool trousers.
post #47 of 63
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The wrinkles lend cotton trousers a certain amount of casual informality. I view that as an asset depending on the situation. Avoidance of wrinkles at all times in all situations seems like a popular view on men's clothing forums and I feel that view is misguided. If you don't want that informality or just don't want wrinkles, choose a more naturally wrinkle-resistant material like wool.

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post #48 of 63
Wash, dry in dryer, wear. If I don't care, it can't bother me.

If I have to look good, I wear wool pants. They aren't any hotter, temperature wise.
post #49 of 63
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post
All all of my work pants are wool which doesn't wrinkle much and is good for multiple wearings and occasional cleanings. For casual pants, I usually wear jeans which wear well and are only washed, well, never.

Now, thanks to SF, I'm starting to add more chinos and cotton pants into the mix. However, I find that they are only good for one wearing as they get wrinkled and show dirt. They are a pain to wash and iron and I can't be bothered to take them to the cleaners all of the time.

Granted, I have two large dogs, which doesn't help but I feel like I'm missing something here. Do SF members wear chinos around the house, park, neighborhood? If so, what is the secret to keeping them looking fresh? I also travel a lot and unlike jeans, with chinos you need a backup pair of pants for when they get stained.

Wrinkles on a pair of pants will NOT kill you. Feces, blood, urine, and/or semen stains on your pants, on the other hand, will ensure you have no friends, no job, and no family.
post #50 of 63
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Wrinkles on a pair of pants will NOT kill you. Feces, blood, urine, and/or semen stains on your pants, on the other hand, will ensure you have no friends, no job, and no family.
So, how do you recommend I hide the bloody fecal stains on my pants? Is there anything discussed on an internet forum about men's clothes that actually can kill you?
post #51 of 63
~50/50 linen/wool blend is the best for summer. not an easy fabric comp to find, but if you find pants you like in something close, buy them. trust me.

I'm sure there are others who bought pants from ed in the zegna fabric (it was offered in orange and burgundy last year, maybe other colors as well) that can corroborate that statement. I own a number of pants in this blend and am always amazed by how well they breathe (thanks, lino) and their overall wrinkle resistance (thanks, lana).

but there is nothing wrogn with rocking wrinkled linen outside the city. i do it all summer long, two days a week
post #52 of 63
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Besides wrinkles, the lighter colors show dirt too damn easily--especially if I put something in my pocket, sit somewhere dirty, or brush against something. Hell, sometimes my shoe will scuff the pant leg and make it look like arse.

This is a definite problem. I had a pair of Oxxford cotton trousers dry cleaned last week, wore them once, and noticed dirt on the front pockets, right where most countertops hit me. Dammital!
post #53 of 63
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~50/50 linen/wool blend is the best for summer. not an easy fabric comp to find, but if you find pants you like in something close, buy them. trust me.
That's my experience, too. I have two summer suits with such a fabric (actually 58% wool and 42% linen from Vitale Barberis Canonico) for high temperatures. They wrinkle just so much that they look a little casual but the wool portion keeps them in shape. Great cloth for summertime.
post #54 of 63
Your cotton pants shouldn't be wrinkling so easily. Buy thicker pants. Unless these are light summer pants. Then, like linen, they need to be pressed or washed every couple of wears.
post #55 of 63
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On the contrary, linen wrinkles like crazy. Certainly more than cotton.

i think he was kidding (or at least i hope so)
post #56 of 63
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I usually wear jeans which wear well and are only washed, well, never.



This is nasty. Why don't people wash their jeans? Is it so they don't fade, etc? If so, then buy another pair once it's gone "bad". If your jeans are sooo expensive that it's not an option, maybe you're not at the point where you can afford them. Jeez.
post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by gladhands View Post
I hate, hate, hate the wrinkles. Not to get all DT, but sometimes I over-caffinate and have to take a dump as soon as I get to work. If I'm wearing cotton trousers, I spend the whole day wrinkled.

you are supposed to take them off before taking a dump ...
post #58 of 63
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i think he was kidding (or at least i hope so)

Maybe he was thinking polyester.
post #59 of 63
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All all of my work pants are wool which doesn't wrinkle much and is good for multiple wearings and occasional cleanings. For casual pants, I usually wear jeans which wear well and are only washed, well, never.

I went "YUCK" after reading this statement!

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It's called a travel iron! Or if you're a bigtimer traveling businessman, get a hotel valet service to press them!





I find one of these travelling iron useless. When I was a college student, I had one of these and they don't seem to work as well. Because it takes so much time ironing your clothes with one of these items, I just worn a little wrinkle clothes and deal with it.
post #60 of 63
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Originally Posted by saiyar1 View Post
This is nasty. Why don't people wash their jeans? Is it so they don't fade, etc? If so, then buy another pair once it's gone "bad". If your jeans are sooo expensive that it's not an option, maybe you're not at the point where you can afford them. Jeez.
It's a figure of speech. Compared to a shirt which needs to be washed after one use, jeans can be worn a couple of times as long as you aren't sweating or working in them.
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