How to avoid creasing one's shirt while sitting?

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  1. Kent Wang

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    It is good posture to sit with one's back against the chair in which one is sitting, but doing so often results in putting unsightly creases into one's shirt. Is there a way around this issue? I usually try to make sure that the back of my shirt is perfectly flat before pushing my back into a chair but shirts will rarely remain in that state for long. Is this utterly futile?
     
  2. bch

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    Yeah, it's pretty futile. Let it go.
     
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    Kent: If you can't let it go as bch suggests, then simply change your nick to Adrian Monk.
     
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    When you arise from the chair and put on your suit coat, the wrinkles will not show.
     
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    You can ask for "heavy starch" at the dry cleaners. √ā¬†Unfortunately, this creates another set of problems . . .
     
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    Wrinkle free shirts do the trick, though taboo here and at AA, no wrinkles showing.
     
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    Before sitting, untuck the back of your shirt and insert the chair back between your back and the back of the shirt.

    If you follow this advice, seek help...really.
     
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    If this is really an important issue for you, get a kneeling chair.
     
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    Wear a shirt that fits you, then there is no material to fold and crease against the back of the chair.

    B
     
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    Don't move ever -- stay standing. I don't want to put a wrinkle in all the theories above, but let it go baby.
     
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    Part of true style is not worrying excessively about such things.
     
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    Yeah... I've tried that, but it ruins the creases in my slacks. You can't win in this world... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Speaking of healthy back chairs, I went to a local store and bought a really nice one for my office. After only an hour in the one my firm gave me, my back became unbearably sore. Since I had this one delivered, no problems whatsoever. Not a kneeling chair (worried about the pants also). But a really good supportive chair. Cost about $800, and worth every penny. In fact, I found a couple co-workers who bought special chairs (actually look more expensive than mine). So, there must be others there who had the same problems I did.
     
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    3 solutions present themselves to this problem, I will let you decide on their relative practicality-

    1. Do not sit down.
    2. Do not wear a shirt when you sit down.
    3. Buy some waistcoats.
     
  15. Kent Wang

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    It's like that Seinfeld episode where Jerry, Kramer, et al decide to take off their trousers before sitting down to perserve the crease.

    Seinfeld was a very poorly dressed show. I don't watch TV anymore.
     

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