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Wait a second - creases on flat-front pants?

ColeFieldHouse

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Somehow I may have just plain missed the boat on this rule. I've always had my cleaner press them without creases, but I read something recently here or on AAAC that makes me think I've been blissfully ignorant for some time. Should flat front pants have creases pressed into them?

My wife hopes the answer is 'yes', so I can stop hassling her about which pants should and should not get creases at the cleaner.
 

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The answer is generally 'yes', with some exceptions (slim moleskins, khakis, jeans obviously, etc.) Most of the time, yes.
 

ColeFieldHouse

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Originally Posted by j
The answer is generally 'yes', with some exceptions (slim moleskins, khakis, jeans obviously, etc.) Most of the time, yes.

Well there we go. It's funny how you can end up missing out on things sometimes. Mrs. Cole is a happy camper.
 

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In flat-front trousers, the crease is not taken right up to the waistband, but stops some 6" below.
 

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Originally Posted by Dragon
I always thought it was just up to preference.
Of course, anyone can wear whatever they prefer, but I think it would be odd (to say the least) to see loose-fitting pin-striped or flannel suit pants without creases.
 

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Originally Posted by GeorgePaul
Of course, anyone can wear whatever they prefer, but I think it would be odd (to say the least) to see loose-fitting pin-striped or flannel suit pants without creases.

When you say pin-striped or flannel, I assume you mean suit pants. In that case, I think creased looks much better, but with regular odd pants I think it`s up to preference.

In the case of flannel pants, I don`t think it matters either way, as there are casual flannel and more formal.
 

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Originally Posted by Dragon
When you say pin-striped or flannel, I assume you mean suit pants. In that case, I think creased looks much better, but with regular odd pants I think it`s up to preference.
There is aways preference, but I really think the cut of the pants ultimately determines whether they will look godd uncreased or not.
 

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w/o crease for casual wear, weekends or w/ polo shirts etc.
w/ crease for teaching or w/ button-downs, sport coats, etc.
 

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