Ask Manolo: Minimum Iron Shirts

Question: Well, have a question regarding non-iron shirts, it is true that those exclusive shirts are ironing free or is it even any difference in quality between the ironing shirts and ironing free? Thanks in advance /// Adrian

Answer: A very interesting question. Although there is a direct correlation between ability and ironing the shirt price so there are big differences.

Somewhat simplified, there are three aspects that affect shirting nas ability at wrinkle: yarns, weaving techniques and finishing. The very best manufacturers uses long-fiber yarns that are perceived as soft and at the same time gives the fabric brighter colors. The fabric weave structure is an important aspect. Twill fabrics, such as herringbone patterns, are generally smoother than smooth poplintyger and therefore somewhat easier to iron.

Then there are the manufacturers who Eton who work a lot with that non-iron fabrics, whose properties are largely a result of finishiering. The fabrics treated to a surface which is easier to iron. Worse shirt manufacturers can try to achieve non-iron properties by exclusive use of a hard finishing. Not rarely get the shirts a rigid surface that quickly wear out and lose their non-iron properties.

My understanding is that the difference between better and cheaper shirts in terms of how much the crease after a wash is quite small. The big difference is rather that better shirting retains its luster and softness after a series of washes, while poorer shirting often becomes dull and difficult to withdraw after being washed a few times.

Since it is very easy to quibble about the best shirting fabrics. Do not forget that the difference between the different irons are enormous.