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yippee iron free shirts

I was going to put this in the health section as i think iroing is bad for your health

Anyway i was just washing and pulled out my husbands shirt from the tumbler, and it is now sat in his wardrobe looking like i have just ironed it, thankgod he as lots of these, or i would be forever ironing. Here is the link www.walbusch.ch they are called bŁgelfrei hemd
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Nice, I bought a shirt while back and I love its iron free property so much that I over used it but now I cannot find what fabric it is.

What do you guys use for iron free shirts?
I bought some that claimed to be iron free but they were not really.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Haven't found any in Switzerland. Ironing is not part of our laundry vocabulary!

From the US, Brooks Brothers (husband dislikes them, though). Nordstrom has some nice ones as well. I think both are available via borderfree.com

In the Netherlands, there is a brand called "le dub". Husband loves them. I just looked them up and there is a uk site too..
http://www.ledub.co.uk


Now my husband is a big guy - tall, and lots of stuff here doesn't fit him.

I wash them, hang them immediately. Sometimes a quick spin in the dryer when somewhat damp, but i find the dryers here (condensation) are especially hard on fabrics.

Both nordstrom and ledub are all cotton. Sometimes things of tencel are also iron free.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I find that most shirts can be pretty decent straight, if you just hang them on a hanger after washing. If they are still curly when you wanna ware them - taking them to the bathroom while you are shovering can give them the last push to be decently "ironed" i guess the moist from a warm shower does its magic.


however since I hate ironing my standarts might not be the highest




I am a big tall guy aswell, and most shirts here seems like they are designed with a T-rex in mind ( short sleves )
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I wear Brooks Brothers shirts.
Wash them on a 40 degree cycle and hang them while still damp.
At best I need a light iron. 2-3 mins max (I like my shirts ironed well).
Alternately hang them when you take a shower. The steam should help.
another approach is a hand steamer which may help iron out the creases.
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Old 12.04.2016, 14:22
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

If you have a chance to buy through the German website, they have an offer for ladies with 2 shirts for EUR 59,90.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

There are two kinds:
  • BŁgelfreie Hemden (iron free shirts)
  • BŁgelleichte Hemden (easy iron shirts)

Even iron free shirts need ironing from time to time...

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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I usually buy OH's no-iron shirts from Landsend, LLBean, EddieBauer, Nordstrom, Orvis, Brooks Brothers. All good shirts.

(I made the mistake of having some shirts made for OH here. My husband does not like the close European cut; I tried to get the tailor here to understand that, but to no avail. And, the supposedly no-iron fabric here was not the quality I expected. So I've gone back to shopping in the US.)

I stick with US shops, as I know what to expect from them. And if I make a mistake I just wait until my next trip home to exchange them. The above all offer no-hassle returns, even months later.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I've heard commoners still iron their shirts.

Just get them done at your local dry cleaner like every other 120k earning expat.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

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I also prefer to buy in the U.S., as the shirts I've bought here for OH just do not seem to wear the same. Plus it's hard to find nice, no-iron shirts with pockets.

My two go-to brands are just department store brands - Stafford and Van Heusen. Wash in the regular cycle and tumble dry low for a while, then hang up. Almost never any wrinkles. Easy-peasy.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

For those who travel to the US, Banana Republic do a good line in iron-free, and their fabric choices are a weeny bit more daring than Brooks Brothers (nothing psychadelic, just small check, nice colours).
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

As I am very lazy, I always buy Olymp non-iron shirts. Very happy with them.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

For those with a more UK bent, T.M.Lewin does non-iron men's shirts and I find the fit and finish excellent without breaking the bank (plenty of online offers).
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I've heard commoners still iron their shirts.

Just get them done at your local dry cleaner like every other 120k earning expat.
I agree I don't like ironing I send all my hubbys shirts to the dry cleaner
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As I am very lazy, I always buy Olymp non-iron shirts. Very happy with them.
same here, very durable and self-ironing on body mostly works (only back doesn't 100%, but I am too lazy to wash if every single day and wearing shirt under it). also, for roughly 55 eur for V-shaped long sleeves that are actually long, great value for money.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

I always buy shirts in Italy (Como). Small shops have almost tailor-made shirts at cheap (compared to Swiss) prices (albeit pricey, for Italy).

They will still be hard to iron, but not a concern as I do not wear shirts often, but when I do I want nice quality.

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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Haven't ironed anything since we moved house 5 years ago. No room to put an ironing board up.
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Re: yippee iron free shirts

Luckily my cleaning lady does it
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