How do you...........?

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How do you...........?

Postby Derbian » 19 Sep 2014, 8:38am

Hi Guys,

A question for those of you that commute and Cary your office clothes in each day.

How do you stop / minimise them getting creased?
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Re: How do you...........?

Postby cycleruk » 19 Sep 2014, 9:01am

Rolling clothes up instead of folding helps reduce creases.
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Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Sep 2014, 11:14am

Roll, frankly they get creased in a wardrobe - they certainly get creased on my back...
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Postby karlt » 19 Sep 2014, 11:24am

cycleruk wrote:Rolling clothes up instead of folding helps reduce creases.


Yup. Learnt that in the CCF at school. Apparently (so we were told) it's the Navy solution.

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Postby Lance Dopestrong » 19 Sep 2014, 11:31am

I run the bulk into work in the car, carry the dirty stuff home each day. Sometimes I might take in another shirt on the bike, but I've developed a method for folding them that seems to preserve them pretty well.
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Postby Vorpal » 19 Sep 2014, 11:43am

Some clothes and materials are less susceptible to wrinkling than others. Polyester, or blends with polyester in them tend not to wrinkle as easily as cotton. Stretchy materials, and things designed to look a little wrinkly are less likely to show it if they get get a bit crumpled.

As other posters have said, rolling is much better than folding. I fold trousers on their ironed creases, then roll them up from the cuffs On the days that I take a clean towel in, I roll my clothes in the towel.
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Postby pjclinch » 19 Sep 2014, 11:52am

Vorpal wrote:Some clothes and materials are less susceptible to wrinkling than others.


Quite so. Stuff designed for travel works well as it's built to look good without ironing after living in a bag for a week. I just ride in my work clothes, but on the other hand I never bother ironing them at all: 10 minutes in most Rohan stuff (my usual working clothesmonger of choice) and it's effectively ironed itself. And if you do ride in it then it doesn't suffer unduly, drying quickly and remaining comfortable in active use.

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Postby Brucey » 19 Sep 2014, 11:54am

rolling is the way ahead. Generally whichever item is on the outside of the roll gets least creased, so (at risk of inviting controversy... :wink: ) I'd be tempted to put my towel -or something, anything really- in the centre of my roll.

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Postby maff1977 » 19 Sep 2014, 12:16pm

roll your clothes around a cardboard tube like the one's you get in kitchen paper. or a postal tube would be stronger.

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Postby gaz » 19 Sep 2014, 1:55pm

Brucey wrote:... I'd be tempted to put my towel -or something, anything really- in the centre of my roll.

Always good to meet someone who knows where his towel is :wink: .
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