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Most wrinkle-resistant fabrics from jantzen?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. FCS

    FCS Senior member

    Nov 1, 2003
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Tired to see my cotton shirts wrinkled all over just after a few minutes of wearing (especially on the sleeves). Please be specific regarding the fabric#. Looking for solid colours only, although probably I could do with tone on tone.

    Or has anyone tried his poly-cotton? Does he charge same prices with the 100% cotton shirts, or cheaper?
  2. Alias

    Alias Senior member

    Oct 7, 2003
    Washington DC
    Poly-cotton is probably your best bet for wrinkle-resistance. I haven't ordered any from him, though, so I can't comment on their prices.

    A friend wore a poly-cotton shirt for the entire day, and even at 11 pm his shirt looked neat with few wrinkles, even on the sleeves.
  3. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jan 6, 2003
    Yes, but it's poly-cotton. Ugh...

    It's a dress shirt so it's going to wrinkle, period. If you don't want people to see the wrinkles, then you'll have to wear a jacket (should do that anyhow.)

    The only thing I have ever found that actually cuts down on shirt wrinkles is a slim cut. Baggy shirts wrinkle horribly.
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

    Aug 24, 2002
    Cygnus X-1
    Exactly. If something fits properly, it will wrinkle a great deal less.

  5. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

    Feb 27, 2003
    Cotton wrinkles, yes; but some are more noticeable than others.  I have shirts that show wrinkles very easily, and some less.  In fact, it wrinkles so little that it almost straightens out after a while.  Textured cotton doesn't wrinkle easily (or at least it doesn't show easily), while cotton of fine weave (but not too flimsy fine) will drape pretty well without showing much creases too.  I am still trying to figure out the science behind this. It certainly has something to do with the weave and finishing of the fabric.
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

    Mar 3, 2004
    My sense is that any cotton that has the fibers of fabric running at some type of bias tend not to wrinkle. So, cotton twill -- all fibers running at a 45* bias -- and herringbones -- fibers running at alternative 45* biases -- will tend to wrinkle the least amount when compared to other cottons of similar weight. Of course, also the thicker the cotton the fewer the wrinkles, but then you start talking about real oxford cloths, etc.

    I agree with A. Harris about the fit -- I have 2 Jantzen shirts so far. One was a form fit, the other a medium fit. The medium fit wrinkles more than the form. This may have something to do with the fabric, but the fit must have something to do with it as well. Moreover, the form fit is INCREDIBLY easy to iron. I suspect that is the case with most Jantzen fabrics, but it must have something to do with less fabric to iron as well.

    I currently am waiting on an 11 or 12 shirt order. I copied Bjorn H. in many respects -- I think I ordered 4 fabrics that he has -- because I took him as the gospel in terms of fabric quality. I put in a hefty amount of twills and herringbones (probably at least 6 out of 12), and also did two pin-point oxfords (I've seen some impeccably dressed gentlemen in my office wearing beautiful solid color suits with pin-point oxford shirts and it really is a nice contrast when you have a nice color shirt; I ordered the lavender pin point oxford). I should be receiving the shirts within the next 2 weeks (that will put me at 5 weeks). So, if you can hold on for a bit, I'll give a report.

    Note that I ordered mainly dress shirts, as opposed to more sport shirts. So my fabrics may not be the ones you are going for anyways. But I did order a purple gingham check (Bjorn H. rec); a multicolor stripe (another Bjorn rec); and a prince of wales green/blue check (my one shirt that will truly be limited to casual wear).
  7. Tom

    Tom Senior member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    I have three shirts from Jantzen. Striped fabric #303 seems to resist wrinkles far better than my two white shirts.


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