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Ironing Chinos

Murlsquirl

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When wearing chinos with a sport coat, should one iron a crease into the front? Does this dress them up appropriately or is it pretentious?
I don't wear cotton trousers with a jacket very often, but if I do, they are creased.
 

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What was the original design? More formal trouser style chinos should have a crease. Casual jeans style chinos should not. It they came with a crease, keep it, but don't try to add one yourself.


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What was the original design? More formal trouser style chinos should have a crease. Casual jeans style chinos should not. It they came with a crease, keep it, but don't try to add one yourself.


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Good point. They're Bonobos washed chinos, so they don't seem to have that crease. I did one on it last week for the hell of it, and it didn't look bad, but the last time I didn't, so I will definitely follow this rule.
 
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I have tried ironing chinos that didn't arrive with a crease, but the crease I put in doesnt last as long as those on chinos that arrive factory-creased.
 
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Depends. Structured jacket, creased pants. Unstructured jacket, anything goes.

+1 Also, darting on a jacket would suggest creases and pleats on the pants.

I'd lean more toward flat front, uncreased cotton or linen if unstructured.
 

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