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How the hell do you guys deal with your cotton pants in the summer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Patek, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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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! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. TRA8324

    TRA8324 Senior member

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    Also, heavier cotton will generally wrinkle less than lightweight cotton.
     
  3. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Cotton pants are casual, so wrinkles are OK. I quickly iron mine before every wear and cease giving a damn after that. Also, I don't wash them after every wear. Only when they get dirty.
    This, except I don't even bother to iron them between wears. [​IMG] (However, I don't live in a high humidity climate, nor do I walk miles in them, so I suspect that impacts on just how wrinkled they are at the end of a day).
     
  4. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i just go pantless
     
  5. JamesX

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    not sure what you do in your cotton pants, but my pants are just fine form regular wearing. I tend to wash mine when needed - try it sometime.
    +1 But I do live in a Desert (L.A. Area)
     
  6. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Well, a travel iron is a "no" for a variety of reasons. The first one being that in the US, all hotels have irons in the room. I use the irons and am always disapointed when I travel overseas as you have to request one.

    Hotel valet are available at some hotels but many times I am in a Hilton or Marriott motel chain as that is the best lodging available so that is out of the question. In addition, late arrivials and early departures make that option impossible.
     
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    I've learned to embrace them to a certain point. It's expected with cotton. I wouldn't tolerate any wrinkling with wool but with fabrics like cotton and especially linen, it's inevitable.
     
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  9. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    Try linen pants. They never wrinkle.

    On the contrary, linen wrinkles like crazy. Certainly more than cotton.
     
  10. Jangofett

    Jangofett Senior member

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    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.

    Err, how do you iron your shirts?

    Its the same thing. Just toss the cotton pants into the washer, hot iron it and good as new.

    If you are a true SFer, you would iron with a cloth on top of it. But remember to always iron on the same side of the cloth. If not, the dirt etc of the cloth will be transferred to the cotton pants.

    If you are a true card carrying member of SFer, you would iron in one direction only, from up to down.

    The same would apply when you stay at hotels. Ask for a hot iron and iron it with the cloth.
     
  11. comrade

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    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.

    No shit.
     
  12. Makoto Chan

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    I've also observed that my BB Advantage Chinos are hard to get wrinkled.
     
  13. comrade

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    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.

    No shit.
     
  14. JayJay

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    I've also observed that my BB Advantage Chinos are hard to get wrinkled.
    After a full night and day of air travel I was surprised that my BB ACs maintained a nice crease and were essentially wrinkle-free. I walked into my hotel and a couple of people commented on how fresh I looked compared to the others traveling with me. [​IMG]
     
  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear cotton wrinkled, it's no big deal. Press them when they need a crease and only clean them when they are dirty or stained. The appearance of cotton & linen are the same animal to me.
     
  16. Mr Pelican Pants

    Mr Pelican Pants Well-Known Member

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    Iron them or don't worry about it. Those are pretty much the choices.
     
  17. mrbateman

    mrbateman Well-Known Member

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    I hate wrinkles in pants and find that even with wool pants I get them. Specifically, I always get a wrinkle right under my belt caused from me sitting down and the excess material sort of bulding up orgathering. Also sometimes get wrinkles around the inside of my thighs from sitting. Ach, I know I am OCD!
     
  18. NickPollica

    NickPollica Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Wrinkled cotton chinos still look more put together than denim any day of the week.
     
  19. marg

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    I have 4 pairs of BB chinos, 2 tan, 2 navy. I rotate them along with light-weight wool dress pants and other casual chinos for the summer business casual routine. The few wrinkles actually present fall out after a couple days on the hanger.
     
  20. musicguy

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    It's no big deal. Just iron them after wearing. Yeah creases will show up. You can't always look like a clothing model or a WAYWRN pic. Try different pants too. I have some pants that are very thin and wrinkle too easily. I have others that hold up well after many wears without washing/ironing. I like cotton. Wool doesn't do this as much, but it provides a different aesthetic. I like cotton pants.
     

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