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The Anti Non-Iron Thread

majorhancock

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Sorry, but I don’t get the trend for non-iron shirts. Convenience has won out over style and comfort, it seems, even on this forum.

Call them what you will — Traveller, Easy Iron, Wrinkle Free, Easy Care, Jetsetter — these shirts do not breathe properly and cause me to break out in a sweat within ten minutes of putting one on, even on days that are not that hot or humid. Forget their supposed “moisture-wicking technology” (moisture-wicking is what underwear is for).

Even though I travel frequently, I still prefer to have my shirts wrinkle in transit and then iron or steam them once at the hotel.

Calling non-iron shirts 100% cotton should be punishable by law. The fibers may be cotton, but the cotton is treated with a plastic before weaving, so the shirt is definitely not “100% cotton.”

Can we create — and support — a list of brands that eschew non-iron? (That leaves Banana Republic out: they were one of the first brands that I noticed plunging into non-iron shirts exclusively … and I used to own many of their shirts.)

Here are a few labels of “must-iron” dress shirts, in a range of price points, that I own, iron, and love:

Finamore
Barba Napoli
Burberry
Kamakura
Hugo Boss (and sub-brands)
Club Monaco



Let’s hope there are many others.

I’ll save my “Anti Stretch” thread for later …

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