How to Keep Your Suit Pants from Wrinkling

You don’t have to be a professional stylist to know that wrinkles are bad. Whether you’re heading to the office or simply running errands around town, you shouldn’t wear wrinkled clothes. It’s a serious fashion faux pas that turns an otherwise attractive outfit into a major eye-sore.

But here’s the problem: even if your pants were initially wrinkle-free, perhaps they’ll develop wrinkles later in the day. It’s not uncommon for pants, especially dress pants, to develop wrinkles. When this occurs, it can seriously hurt your efforts to achieve a clean and concise appearance. The good news, however, is that you can take certain steps to prevent your suit pants from wrinkling, which we’re going to discuss in today’s blog post.

Wash them Correctly

Arguably, one of the most important steps to protect your dress pants from wrinkling is to wash them correctly. Even if you “think” are washing them correctly, perhaps you’re doing something wrong. The only way you’ll know how exactly to wash your dress pants without causing undue stress is to check the care label. Typically found inside the waistband, the care label reveals the manufacturer’s instructions for washing and maintaining the pants. Different manufacturers recommend different cleaning and maintenance. If you follow the instructions listed here, you’ll naturally preserve your pants while reducing the risk of wrinkles, creases and even damage. The bottom line is that you should always check the care label of your dress pants before washing and drying them.

Dry them Correctly

In addition to washing your dress pants correctly, you should also dry them correctly. Again, you can usually find specific instructions on how to clean and dry your dress pants by checking the care label. Unfortunately, many men overlook this step, assuming their suit pants are fine in the clothes dryer on a high heat setting. After taking them out of the dryer, however, they may discover their suit pants are now a wrinkled mess. To avoid headaches such as this, always check the care label for the manufacturer’s recommendations on drying the pants. If the care label states “dry clean only,” placing them in the clothes dryer could damage them — or at the very least cause wrinkles.

Choose the Right Size

Of course, wearing the right size suit pants will also reduce the risk of wrinkles. You see, oversized pants are more likely to wrinkle because of the excess baggy fabric. When you wear oversized pants — even by just 1 or 2 sizes — that extra fabric has nowhere to go. As a result, it may develop wrinkled throughout the day. Thankfully, wrinkles created in this manner are easily prevented by wearing the appropriate-sized suit pants.

So, where can you find the “perfect” pair of fitted suit pants? By shopping here at StudioSuits. We offer custom sizing on all of our pants at no additional charge. When ordering, simply specify your measurements and we’ll use those measurements to customize the pants so they fit perfectly. This takes the burden of trying to find the right pair off your shoulders. As long as you specify the correct measurements, you’ll receive the perfect pair of dress pants tailored to fit your body.

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Store Your Suit Pants Correctly

Are you storing your suit pants the right way? It’s a little-known fact that the way in which you store your pants can affect their susceptibility to wrinkling. One of the most common mistakes that guys make when storing their suit pants is simply tossing them on the floor after they are done wearing them. If you throw your suit pants in a pile of clothes on the floor, however, conventional wisdom should tell you they are more likely to develop wrinkles. After all, the other clothes piled on the floor will probably develop wrinkles, and your suit dress pants are no exception. So, what’s the best way to store suit pants without them developing wrinkles?

Rather than tossing them on the floor, take a few minutes to hang them up in your closet. If the pants are pleated, fold them at the pleat, place them neatly across a hanger, and hang them in your closet until you are ready to wear them. If they don’t have pleats, simply fold them and hang them to reduce the risk of wrinkles.

It’s important to note that you should check the humidity level in the area where you store your suit pants. If the humidity is too high, the excess moisture vapor may seep into the pants, promoting wrinkles and creases. To prevent this from happening, maintain a 40 to 50% relative humidity level where you store your suit pants.

How to Eliminate Wrinkles on Suit Pants

Following the tips listed above should help to preserve and protect your suit pants from wrinkles. But what if your suit pants have already developed wrinkles? Before exchanging them for a new pair of pants, you should try to eliminate the wrinkles. One of the easiest ways to eliminate wrinkles from suit pants is to hang them up in the bathroom and leave the shower running on hot for 10-20 minutes. The general idea is to let the steam from the shower smooth out any wrinkles and creases.

There are also de-wrinkle sprays that you can guy and use. While typically not as effective as exposing the fabric to hot steam, this can still help to minimize the appearance of wrinkles in a bind. Simply spray the de-wrinkle product directly on your suit pants, at which point it should smooth out some of the wrinkles and creases.

Of course, the best possible solution to eliminate wrinkles on suit pants is to dry clean them. Dry cleaning is a sure-fire way to keep your suit pants looking clean and smooth, without having to worry about wrinkles.