Men’s Cotton Pants & Wrinkles – How to Get a Crisp Trouser Crease – Male Style Fashion Advice

Men’s Cotton Pants & Wrinkles – How to Get a Crisp Men Trouser Crease

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Men’s Cotton Pants & Wrinkles – How to Get a Crisp Trouser Crease – Male Style Fashion Advice

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Hi. I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today we’re going to be talking about keeping wrinkles out of your cotton trousers. If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe our YouTube channel above. This is great because all the videos will be delivered to your inbox. In addition, if you enjoy this video, please like it below. This is a great way for me to know if these videos are useful and in what direction we need to be making more videos.

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Okay. So this is the question that came to us, “Dear Antonio, I love your article on a proper way to iron a dress shirt, and I would be very grateful if you could do the same with pants. This is one of my biggest frustrations in the morning. I wear a lot of cotton. I’m living in the south and I also wear linen. But the cotton kills me. I’ve tried ironing inside out, I’ve tried starch, nothing seems to keep the wrinkles out. Can you help me keep the wrinkles out of my cotton trousers?” Well, cotton is going to wrinkle. There’s no getting around it.

The first thing is let’s look at your iron. Is your iron getting hot enough? A lot of people, they’re very – they don’t realize how durable cotton is and how resistant to wrinkling cotton can be in its original form. So that’s why if you look on the setting of an iron, wool is actually usually number three, and that’s because wool can be very easily damaged by heat. Cotton is usually number six, sometimes even number seven. And so, hundred percent cotton shirts. You can expose those to a lot of heat. And the only – you do want to be careful about damaging the shirt, but you do need to apply quite a bit of heat in order to get a very crisp crease. So that would be the first thing I would say is you need to go look at the cotton – look at your iron, see how hot it’s getting. And don’t think just because you’ve got one iron here and it says a seven and another iron here says it’s the seven, lower quality irons, they don’t get as high. You may need to go back to the box and actually look at how much – how hot the iron is getting, what it’s graded to, how much electricity is sucking out to put out the amount of hit. And you may need to invest, and actually, a better quality iron.

What would also possibly be a culprit is that you need to invest a better quality pair of jeans. So your pants, these cotton trousers that you’re talking about, they could be using a low-grade cotton. And so, cotton is usually grade by the cleanliness and the length of the fiber. Lower grade cotton is commonly used in trousers, especially ones that, well, they are not just very good ones made from a good fabric. And because they’re going to be made from a shorter strand fiber, it’s not going to hold creases as well. So, that could be, you know, one of the other culprits.

Finally, I would advise, look outside of cotton. Cotton is great, but cotton is just – one cotton linen. Also, look at tropical weight wool. I think it’s one of the more underutilized fabrics out there. You can get it in light colors. It’s going to hold the crease better and it will – it’s perfectly fine. I mean, if you think about, you know, how the hair on your body, how it breathes, this is basically – if you get a good quality, 100% wool pair of trousers in a light tropical weight, I think you’re going to have surprises at how cool those can be on a hot summer day even down on the south.

All right. So, there you have it. Hopefully, one of those three tips is going to solve your problem. And if you’d like to learn more about men style, make sure to visit us over at Real Men Real Style. We’ve got a free 47-page eBook you can download. It comes with an audio download – and you get to join our email subscription list. And this is a great thing because every week we’re sending out tons of great content, content that will help you dress better and, you know, build up your wardrobe and move forward with style.

This has been Antonio Centeno with Real Men Real Style. Take care.

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About Antonio

Antonio Centeno is President of ATailoredSuit.com and the founder of RealMenRealStyle.com. He has created over 700 articles & videos on men's style, blogs over at the Art of Manliness, and is the creator of the internet's best selling personal presentation course - A Man's Guide To Timeless Style. Antonio has studied clothing design in London, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. He is a former US Marine with an MBA from UT Austin and a BA from Cornell College. He loves to hear from old friends and make new ones.