When are creased pants ok?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ignoramus, May 7, 2002.

  1. Ignoramus

    Ignoramus Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    I bought a pair of gray, flat front, cotton pants to wear to work. I didn't like the sharp creases on the front and back but I thought I could remove them by washing or ironing. I thought wrong. I was able to flatten the crease most of the way but it's still quite noticeable. So now, is there anything wrong with these pants being creased? Should I return the crease to it's previous depth?
     
  2. Ignoramus

    Ignoramus Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Why no responses? [​IMG] Â Is my question difficult to answer? Is it so ignorant that no one wishes to lower themselves by answering it?
     
  3. Michael

    Michael Senior member

    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
    Location:
    Athens GA
    here, I'll make something up if it'll make you feel better, because I'm not really sure what you're looking for.


    If they're flat-front, then you should definitely be able to remove the crease from them since it isn't in the nature of the pants. Perhaps a cleaner could do it if you can't get it to work. Other than that, check the tailor.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Messages:
    33,800
    Likes Received:
    11,876
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Location:
    Moscow, Idaho
    It is unlikely that you will be able to remove the crease without ruining the pants. The crease is put there during the manufacturing process, and the fibres are bent and broken into that conformation, as stated in an earlier post. If you want uncreased pants, your best bet is to buy them than way.
     
  5. bewing77

    bewing77 Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Why would you not want the creases?
     
  6. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior member

    Messages:
    873
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    33,397
    Likes Received:
    8,779
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York City
  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

    Messages:
    7,520
    Likes Received:
    507
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Why no responses? [​IMG] Â Is my question difficult to answer? Is it so ignorant that no one wishes to lower themselves by answering it?

    It is a very silly question if you want an answer between the eyes. Maybe you should interpret why everyone has ignored you but to avoid you being too disappointed...

    Trousers are normally worn with a crease and in manufacture that norm is followed - hence you will not be able to change them. If you want to try then do so but this is one convention that is universally followed and those whose trousers are without creases will be regarded as scruffy could not care less individuals. Harsh but that is life.
     
  9. dks202

    dks202 Senior member

    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Location:
    San Antonio
    Keep the creases, you'll look like a slob without them...
     
  10. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Messages:
    4,642
    Likes Received:
    309
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2010
    Location:
    DCish
    For work? Keep the crease. It looks much sharper.

    For causal wear, no crease is fine, though a crease can work as long as you're not wearing jeans.
     
  11. RSS

    RSS Senior member

    Messages:
    10,042
    Likes Received:
    290
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Location:
    No.1 Nonsuch Place
    By now he's probably replaced these trousers ... I mean pants ... several times.

    But lets be real ... trousers without creases? What will 'they' want next?
     
  12. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    1,112
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006
    But lets be real ... trousers without creases? What will 'they' want next?
    You will notice David letterman has no crease in his suit trousers. Very unusual. Problem the op is having is due to the trouser being cotton. Creases in cotton trousers are nearly impossible to remove without notice.
     
  13. xabi.gordon

    xabi.gordon Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Why you want remove the crease it looks good , Ok if you want to remove than rather than giving your effort go to tailor and tell him to do some altering, this will be a easy and simplest way to remove the crease.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by