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For generations (since 1818), those who need to look well put-together but not Wall Street glam have relied on Brooks Brothers for their basics.
I kinda like the feel of a rumpled normal cotton Brooks shirt, but Mrs. BD and Mrs. Gwynnie recently chatted about how much they can save in dry cleaner bills with the Brooks Non-Iron shirts, which can be washed in the washer and refuse to reach that rumpled look.
I've ironed my own stuff for nearly 30 years. I've owned a lot of "wash and wear" but only about six shirts and two pair of pants have ever lived up to the billing.
I can hide anything under the iron. Sweetheart will never find it there.
BTW, when the label says "Remove clothing before ironing", they mean it...
The non-iron coatings are not all that good. The will reduce the wrinkling, but the shirt does not look properly pressed.
To get that not-rumpled but not-wrinkled either look you need to take the shirt out of the dryer when it's hot, shake it out and get it on a hanger pretty quickly.
The coating wears off in a (fairly limited) number of wearings.
Most dry cleaners are VERY VERY bad. They will destroy shirts and buttons with abandon. A good laundry (usually calling themselves "French Laundry" is worth the extra you pay for it. Unfortunately you need to live in a fairly upscale and white collar area to find one.
Real men wear collared shirts when out of the house. I've been known to wear collared shirts to the gym.
The same goes for shoes. If you're wearing flipflops, and you are not in the immediate vicinity of a pool, a shower, or the beach then my presumption is you're still a child.
* I like BB slim fit as I'm not built such that tents look good on me. Unfortunately BB has succumbed to shipping a lot of their production to China. Bastards.
William O. B'Livion
That stuff is nice but a good bespoke shirt lasts longer and fits better, and isn't all that much more expensive. You can also pick a fabric that is relatively wrinkle-free, if you know what you're doing. (And you can always take a holiday in Thailand or Korea and get them made for $20/shirt, but I didn't tell you that if anybody asks.