• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 3: Yeossal handwelted shoe with lasted shoe trees

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 2nd auction is for a pair of handwelted shoe with lasted shoe trees courtesy of Yeossal. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Are wrinkles okay?

EddieK

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
Messages
119
Reaction score
16
I'm confused about this.
I thought wrinkles were bad, but Hugo who is sartorial legend wears some suits with lots of wrinkles.
Here's one of his suits with lots of wrinkles you can see at the 0:08 - 0:10 mark. I remember him saying too (in one of his videos) that he doesn't mind them and they are okay.

 

masernaut

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2012
Messages
865
Reaction score
333
Looks like a linen suit. Wrinkles can't be avoided with linen. Wrinkles on a wool suit? Looks unkempt.
 

Despos

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 16, 2006
Messages
6,549
Reaction score
1,914
are you referring to wrinkles in cloth as a characteristic of the cloth?
Wrinkles of how the cloth drapes as an effect of fit?

Fret over facial wrinkles in your skin under your eyes and on your aging face, not in your clothes.

Wrinkled cloth doesn't bother me until, for example, the trouser crease has gone away. That's when I press trousers.
 

FlyingHorker

Distinguished Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2014
Messages
1,290
Reaction score
1,122
Simple, but fascinating question.

It depends on the cloth, how it's put together, and the overall impression IMO.

I find wrinkly poplin shirts consistently look awful.

Wrinkly oxford shirts generally look great though. They look more rumply and "lived in".

Wrinkly linen also looks lived in, and that's what Hugo is wearing in the referenced video.

Rumpled chinos are also a favourite of mine.

I've a fine twill cotton sports coat that also rumples nicely at the elbows and back.

I've a pair of fine twill cotton trousers with some stretch that look wretched when wrinkled and completely lose their shape.
 

papa kot

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2012
Messages
405
Reaction score
88
Depends on many factors, even a situation where you observe the wrinkles.

Obviously wrinkled clothing, as in "I do not own an iron," bothers me. I find it inappropriate for anyone but kids who can be expected to iron their clothing.

Wrinkles in linen are fine.

Wrinkles in suites depend on a situation. At the end of a busy workday, pants may show a few. That is okay. If someone rolls into a meeting with a suit that clearly has not been looked after, it is bad.
 

EddieK

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
Messages
119
Reaction score
16
Very insightful stuff. Thanks.

So basically it depends on the situation, the fabric, and the type of clothing.
But wrinkling caused by fit issues such as too tight or too lose is bad.
 

ryanluo23

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2019
Messages
102
Reaction score
392
I'm confused about this.
I thought wrinkles were bad, but Hugo who is sartorial legend wears some suits with lots of wrinkles.
Here's one of his suits with lots of wrinkles you can see at the 0:08 - 0:10 mark. I remember him saying too (in one of his videos) that he doesn't mind them and they are okay.

That dude needs a haircut lol
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 25 3.4%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 129 17.4%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 236 31.8%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 117 15.8%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 67 9.0%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 46 6.2%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 23 3.1%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 21 2.8%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 16 2.2%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 6 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 7 0.9%
  • 100+

    Votes: 48 6.5%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
428,597
Messages
9,220,796
Members
193,571
Latest member
leojustin
Top