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Non-Iron shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Composer_1777, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Composer_1777

    Composer_1777 Senior member

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    Just curious about anyones experience with wrinkle-free/non-iron shirts. Are these tacky, how do they feel, are they just BS ?

    - thanks
     
  2. anon

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    I love them. Ironing a shirt takes me literally 2 minutes and it stays pretty well wrinkle-free (above the trouserline) all day. I would look like a slob if I didn't have these non-iron shirts.
     
  3. Eustace

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    Just curious about anyones experience with wrinkle-free/non-iron shirts. Are these tacky, how do they feel, are they just BS ? - thanks
    They are not tacky, but they don't have the features of a nicer shirt (MOP buttons, fabric quality). I hang dry them and then spray them with a little bit of water and throw them in the dryer for a minute or two and immediately put on a hanger. I never iron the non-irons, which is great.
     
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    great for traveling.
     
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    love em, but would like to see stuff like MOP buttons etc on them.
     
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    I have heared somebody saying that they actually breath worse, any opinions on this?
     
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    I have heared somebody saying that they actually breath worse, any opinions on this?


    Not my experience.
     
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    Neither is mine, but I have read once in an article from a shirtmaker, unfortunately i forgot the source.
     
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    They are not tacky, but they don't have the features of a nicer shirt (MOP buttons, fabric quality). I hang dry them and then spray them with a little bit of water and throw them in the dryer for a minute or two and immediately put on a hanger. I never iron the non-irons, which is great.

    Are non-iron shirts always of less quality fabric? lower count for example?
     
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    I have a few. I don't like them as much as non-non-wrinkle shirts. Seems like they grab stains and hold on to them more stubbornly. What's more, they just don't feel as good as plain old cotton. The few I have see very infrequent wearing.
     
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    Are non-iron shirts always of less quality fabric? lower count for example?
    they're blends, I believe, so they're probably not as nice. you might want to try a Brooks Brothers shirt
     
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    I'm dangerous with an iron, so I stick to non-irons to keep my dry cleaning bill reasonable.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for the BEST QUALITY non-iron shirts?

    Land's End claims theirs don't need to be ironed for the first 25 washes.

    I bought a non-iron shirt from Macy's (Donald Trump's line) and unsurprisingly the quality matched its low price, and it now has some stray threads coming off the buttons and collar.
     
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    I have a few that seem nice enough, although they are only a few months old. They seem to have a slightly different feel to them, but nothing too unpleasant. I am curious how they will wear after a few years. I believe they are all cotton, but have been treated with something to avoid wrinkling - not like the old 60/40 shirts that would pill after a few washes.
     
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    Nordstrom Smartcare and Boat Shirts are classic non-iron, wrinkle free, stain resistant.

    They also have a high-end J.W. Nordstrom tailored fit made of egyptian cotton that is easy to take care of and wrinkle free.

    The tag will say tailored fit if the shirt fits trim, and all others are a classic boxier fit.
     
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    Brooks uses a lot of non iron cotton these days... I just don't like the feel of any non iron, even the all cotton ones. I will put up with a few wrinkles for the comfort in my opinon...
     
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    I bought my first non-iron shirt recently, a brooks brothers, I just wanted a slim fit red gingham and it was the only one I could find, I quite like it. Actually I like it a lot, as a student I usually don't iron and just wear shirts wrinkled but not having to iron and being wrinkle free kicks ass, the fabric feels good and the cut it pretty good. I will probably will get a couple more at some stage.
    I can't say it's the best, its on the only one I have every tried but it seems pretty good to me.

    On a slight aside it is really not that hard to learn how to iron. An ex-marine sergeant drilled ironing into me at 13 as a cadet. He explained it to us as a series of tactical manoeuvres led by the point of the iron. Once you have learned how it really is not so mystical/risky.
     
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    Has the treatment/fabric some of these companies use changed recently? I know Brooks now does BrooksCool, for example.

    I have some Brooks/Jos Bank (yeah, I know) non-iron that are nearly intolerable in Louisiana heat, but they're almost five years old. I've been eyeing some of the new LL Bean wrinkle resistant joints, but that may be a bad idea.

    The customer service rep assured me that they are very comfortable in Maine summers LOL.
     
  19. AlonzoMosely

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    They retain stains (as a previous poster said) and do not breathe. The few remaining Nordstrom Smartcare shirts that I have not yet discarded get worn only in cold weather in lieu of an extra layer of clothing. I wish Nordstrom offered the same shirts in non-non-iron as it does in Smartcare.
     
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    Has the treatment/fabric some of these companies use changed recently? I know Brooks now does BrooksCool, for example.

    I have some Brooks/Jos Bank (yeah, I know) non-iron that are nearly intolerable in Louisiana heat, but they're almost five years old. I've been eyeing some of the new LL Bean wrinkle resistant joints, but that may be a bad idea.

    The customer service rep assured me that they are very comfortable in Maine summers LOL.


    I think they must have done, I can't compare then to now, but my BB "The original polo shirt non iron" doesn't feel as nice as a couple of really good quality shirts I have but the fabric doesn't feel any worse than a regular PRL shirt I have, maybe slightly different from my other shirts if I get really analytical, but not bad, and I don't find it sweat inducing at all.
     

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