Whether you’re a man who is constantly on the move, or you prefer to spend as little time as possible doing chores, non-iron and wrinkle-free shirts take away some of the stresses of looking sharp. These will keep you looking clean and crisp with minimal effort, and little-to-no extra cost.
Luckily for you, our guide goes over each of the different aspects you'll need to consider when shopping for a non-iron shirt. From there, we share our recommendations, ranking the 10 best non-iron shirts in the UK from established online stores including ASOS, John Lewis and Amazon, so you’ll never need to worry about the iron or the ironing board ever again!
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of shirts for men available and understand how our ranking was determined.
This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
Smyth & Gibson
Classic Collar Non-Iron Twill Mini Grid Slim Fit Shirt
1851 Tailored Fit Double Cuff Non Iron Shirt
Long Sleeve Signature Comfort Flex Shirt
Regular Fit Solid Point Collar Dress Shirt
Short Sleeve Black Classic Fit Non-Iron Cotton Rich Shirt
Check Non Iron Slim Fit Twill Shirt
Non Iron Twill Contemporary Fit Shirt
Wrinkle Resistant Long Sleeve Button Front Shirt
Essentials Non Iron Smart Shirt
Long-Sleeve Stain and Wrinkle-Resistant Work Shirt
Easy to Style Non-iron Shirt for All Occasions
Luxury 100% Cotton Shirt in Crisp White
Wrinkle-Free Technology to Keep You Freshly Pressed From Wash to Wear
Classic and Comfortable Wrinkle-Resistant Shirt
Short Sleeved Non-iron Shirt Perfect for Warm Weather
Casual Long-Sleeved Shirt at a Top-Quality Standard
Non-iron Shirt Handmade in the Home Nations
Smart Casual Shirt That Only Requires Minimal Ironing
Slim Fit Shirt From a High Street Mainstay
Practical Work Shirt at a Wallet-Friendly Price
|Material||Twill||Cotton||Cotton (55%), polyester (43%), elastane (2%)||Polyester (65%) cotton (35%)||Cotton (60%), polyester (40%)||Twill||Twill||Cotton||Cotton||Polyester (65%) cotton (35%)|
|Collar||Spread||Spread||Button down||Point||Spread (not as wide as usual)||Button-down||Spread||Button down||Spread||Spread|
There are two time-saving options available when shopping for shirts. First, there are wrinkle-resistant shirts. Originally these were made from synthetic materials, but can now be manufactured using cotton a twill. The treatment is applied during the finishing process, which makes the shirts softer and more breathable. Unfortunately, they’re not as robust and will eventually require some ironing.
Non-Iron shirts, on the other hand, offer superior long-term performance. These are chemically treated after the shirt has been manufactured and offer a flawless finish throughout the day. Although, points of articulation, such as inside the waistband or the inside of elbows, may show signs of wear.
The downside is that these shirts tend to be less breathable and aren't as soft to the touch. This means that if you do choose a non-iron shirt, it’s important to opt for high-quality fabrics.
The fit of the shirt is often overlooked, with many men seeing this as something of a fashion statement when, in fact, it also correlates to the comfort of one’s clothing. Remember, to look good, you have to feel good too.
Regular fit shirts have a classic style, falling straight from the shoulders to the waist. These work well for all body types, meaning you'll look trim and sharp regardless of your shape. They also provide more space around the shoulders, which allows for a greater range of movement.
Next up, you have a slim or tailored fit. These shirts are manufactured and stitched to taper towards the waist. These offer a much more modern silhouette and are, arguably, the more popular and fashionable choice for many men these days. However, they can be restrictive in areas, making them a little less comfortable.
While there are many different fabrics used to create non-iron dress shirts, in this section, we’ll be focussing on the benefits of choosing a cotton, or cotton blend.
The point collar is considered the most formal. This style tends to look longer, although they are often around the same size, and finish much closer around the neck. On the other hand, a spread collar is more versatile, and can be worn for both casual and formal events.
Finally, you have the button-down collar. These are the most casual, but unless you regularly attend formal (think black tie) events, or your work has a strict dress policy, you’ll likely get away with this style. Many people prefer buttons as the collar will stay in place. Plus, they’re versatile enough for the office and social events.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Material||Cotton (55%), polyester (43%), elastane (2%)|
|Material||Polyester (65%) cotton (35%)|
|Material||Cotton (60%), polyester (40%)|
|Collar||Spread (not as wide as usual)|
|Material||Polyester (65%) cotton (35%)|
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