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Wrinkle-resistant shirts

blackgrass

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I need to buy some new dress shirts (lost a bunch of weight) that are business casual and I have been searching through and reading older post on dress shirts. I have read in a few places where guys don't like the wrinkle-resistant shirts. Why is this?
Please excuse my ignorance on the subject....I tend to go for more of the classic American work wear look such as chinos, ankle high work boots, chambray shirts, Filson, L.L. Bean.....ect.
I do have a couple of W-R shirts from Lands End/L.L. Bean and they seem to wear a little warmer than some of my other shirts. This is fine in the winter but I'm in the south and summer is quickly approaching. Any suggestions for something that will look good in a casual office (no tie required) without breaking the bank? I know Lands End and L.L. Bean are not the best but mail order is easy and the price point is in line with what I want to spend.
 

NoVaguy

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I wear them all the time, but they do feel stiffer than the regular cotton.
 

a tailor

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i work in shirtsleeves all day. regular shirts look rumpled early and all day. the no iron shirts look neat even at the days end.
 

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I own several pairs of wrinkle-resistant shirts, and I like them because my job entails a lot of travel. This way, I don't have to get up early in the morning after a long night to iron my shirts after unpacking them, and my clothes come out looking quite crisp.

I also dry-clean all my travel clothes, wrinkle-resistant or otherwise, simply because it is easier than washing and ironing them on my own.

That said, I do have some good cotton shirts that are not wrinkle-resistant. There is something to be said about good, regular cotton shirts that have not been treated. These are also clothes that I'd never, ever give to the dry-cleaners because sooner or later, it starts hurting the material.

At the end of the day, it is a question of personal preference. I'd say, have a few of both, and find out which ones you like.

My regular cotton shirts that have not been treated are shirts I use for social occasions, when I don't have to look impeccable and when the worn, used, cotton-y look is quite alright - welcome, even. My wrinkle-free, crisp, dry-cleaned is solely reserved for work and client-engagements.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
I also dry-clean all my travel clothes, wrinkle-resistant or otherwise, simply because it is easier than washing and ironing them on my own.

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just curious, you dry clean your shirts and other linens? or do you mean that you send them out for laundry? I'm curious, I usually send my laundry to hotel laundry .
 

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Originally Posted by globetrotter
just curious, you dry clean your shirts and other linens? or do you mean that you send them out for laundry? I'm curious, I usually send my laundry to hotel laundry .

Oh, my bad - I merely meant the outer layers.
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Shirts, trousers, jackets (not so often), sport-coats etc.
 

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