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Quick shout out on the new polos. Excellent fit and fabrics. Would love a longer length through.
Rick was going to check on the length of the polos as delivered vs length shown on the fit charts. Did that happen?
What length were your new polos?
 

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@spiermackay Please consider making more/wider variety of dress shirts in wrinkle-free/easy iron. I would literally buy every single offering.
Thats a great point. I used to own so many iron free shirts. I got used to wearing shirts being so easy... Wear, throw in washing machine, then hang dry, and voila ready to wear (or at least enough to add a sportscoat and hide wrinkles until they disappeared on their own )
Problem is, they are I'll fitting being cut for older men ( even my seidensticker shirts at 90euros each).
So I bought suitsupply shirts, great but buy after the first wash, oh boy.. forgot all ironing skills so ended up going back to my older shirts (that to be honest held up so well, until a few started rippng at elbows.. I did wear them 8+years - I do have a lot to rotate through tho).
Then I discovered Spier Mackay and love their shirts too but indeed it's the same problem, a lot of Ironing is needed ...
this is an amateur (but genuine question to learn)
Why would companies produce non wrinkle free shirts and why do people wear them? I e Who has all that FreeTime to spend ironing? :D
Is it because they are more comfortable?
They last longer?
I did understand that they had less chemicals which is an important point!

Thanks for the feedback and answers:)
 

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Thats a great point. I used to own so many iron free shirts. I got used to wearing shirts being so easy... Wear, throw in washing machine, then hang dry, and voila ready to wear (or at least enough to add a sportscoat and hide wrinkles until they disappeared on their own )
Problem is, they are I'll fitting being cut for older men ( even my seidensticker shirts at 90euros each).
So I bought suitsupply shirts, great but buy after the first wash, oh boy.. forgot all ironing skills so ended up going back to my older shirts (that to be honest held up so well, until a few started rippng at elbows.. I did wear them 8+years - I do have a lot to rotate through tho).
Then I discovered Spier Mackay and love their shirts too but indeed it's the same problem, a lot of Ironing is needed ...
this is an amateur (but genuine question to learn)
Why would companies produce non wrinkle free shirts and why do people wear them? I e Who has all that FreeTime to spend ironing? :D
Is it because they are more comfortable?
They last longer?
I did understand that they had less chemicals which is an important point!

Thanks for the feedback and answers:)
Just learn how to iron ;-) 4 mins per shirt or so...You surely have the time for that?
 

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Are there fabrics that aren’t necessarily posted online? Trying to find the cotten/linen blend from last year. Of course one of mine shrunk beyond the point of return. Fantastic cloth though
 

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And then they're wrinkled again as soon as I put my seatbelt on. It's not about the ironing for me. @spiermackay
I'm sure someone will tell you to stop driving to work :p
4 min per shirts maybe, but setting up, ironing minimum 5 shirts (probably 10 if you have a good Rotation) we are speaking minimum 1hour.
If I can save an hour on sundays, I'm all for it. Now if you tell me the chemicals added are really terrible (for myself, the environment, and the shirt longevity) then in all ears - and a better argument too :)
 

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I'm sure someone will tell you to stop driving to work :p
4 min per shirts maybe, but setting up, ironing minimum 5 shirts (probably 10 if you have a good Rotation) we are speaking minimum 1hour.
If I can save an hour on sundays, I'm all for it. Now if you tell me the chemicals added are really terrible (for myself, the environment, and the shirt longevity) then in all ears - and a better argument too :)
I personally just see no reason to buy a shirt that requires ironing when there are alternatives. I don't find any discomfort in non-iron or wrinkle free shirting.
 

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Hoping to get some thoughts and opinions on a potential MTO suit.

Thinking about either Minnis or Huddersfield navy fresco--are these fabrics really a significant step up from the other, lower-priced fabrics?

I'll definitely be getting the Neapolitan fit. I'm thinking about the lower gorge (if its possible), but I'm not sure it would be appropriate for a suit. Would that stand out too much?
 

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Quick shout out on the new polos. Excellent fit and fabrics. Would love a longer length through.
If I remember correctly you are a 44L in jackets, did you go XL in the new polos for the great fit?
 

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IME, I really just hate how wrinkle-free shirts feel. I don't know if there are wrinkle free shirts that don't use some sort of coating on the fibers, but they really don't breathe as well as natural, uncoated fabric.

I find that seeing a wrinkled shirt on someone isn't as noticeable (bothersome) to me as long as the fit and proportions are there and the other outfit details come together.
 

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I like blended fabrics that are relatively easy care, something like 65 cotton, 35 polyester. Not a big fan of the chemically treated 100% cotton ones. Kamakura has shirts that are 70/30 cotton/poly, with the polyester making up the core of each thread. Maybe SM could source fabric like that. I've been looking for something like that in light blue end-on-end and blue graph or tattersall checks.
 

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Brooks bothers Milano non iron does well for me. I don’t find the feel of cotton to be so inferior to non-treated fabric. I think they have come a long way. I am also a fan of cotton/tencel or cotton/modal mix. But no poly for me. They are hot the moment I put it on. Poly anything makes me sweat. The whole thing about sweat wicking thing only applies to me if I’m wearing that garment to play 18 rounds of golf in 90+ deg weather. YMMV
 

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