It doesn’t take a genius to understand why guys might want to find the best wrinkle-free dress shirts on the market:
Going to the dry cleaner is expensive and inconvenient, and ironing just plain sucks.
Before you can even start to iron shirts you have to set up the board, make sure the iron has water in it, plug it in and wait God-knows-how-long for it to heat up.
Then you have to meticulously go over every inch of your shirt, being careful not to miss a spot, create new creases or accidentally burn the damn thing.
Fortunately for those of us who are short on time but high on style, you no longer need to iron dress shirts or waste money at the cleaners to avoid wrinkles and look well put together.
Nowadays a wide selection of brands offer stylish, machine washable and wrinkle-free shirts made from synthetic fabrics that don’t need to be ironed after every wear.
To help you look sharp without slaving over an iron or shelling out for the cleaner, in this post we’ve rounded up more than a dozen of the best wrinkle free dress shirts on the market.
The Best Men’s Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirts
Rounding Up the Best Non-Iron Dress Shirts on the Market
A more performance-focused alternative to the Western Rise shirt listed above, the Performance Dress Shirt from All Citizens might actually be a better choice if you prefer lighter weight dress shirts.
It’s made from a blend of polyester and spandex that makes it both incredibly lightweight, and stretchy enough to move in freely.
Plus it’s available in either a Trim or Classic fit, and in both short and long sleeves, so there are plenty of options for guys of size.
State & Liberty’s Springer dress shirt is made from a polyester/spandex blend that’s in keeping with the brand’s focus on athletic-fit clothes for guys in good shape.
In addition to being sweat-wicking and breathable, it’s also wrinkle-resistant and comes with the same hidden-button collar as Rhone, which helps keep the collar looking sharp.
- 5 Stars
- 133 Ratings
As a company that’s better known for athleisure and activewear than business or formal clothes, Western Rise might seem like an odd choice for this list.
But their Limitless Merino dress shirt might just be the softest and most comfortable wrinkle-free dress shirt I’ve ever worn.
But the slim fit and button-down collar make it more than dressy enough to wear to a business meeting, and even pair with a well-fitting suit.
And the best part? The shirt requires no ironing whatsoever. Just throw it in the washing machine on a delicate cycle, and hang it up to dry.
I was a little skeptical, and assumed that the shirt would be heavier than the Oxford cloth button downs in my closet.
Fortunately, I was dead wrong.
As soon as I tried it on I said – out loud, to no one in particular – “Holy shit.” This was without question the most comfortable shirt I had ever worn in my life.
– From Irreverent Gent’s full Western Rise review
- 4.5 Stars
- 478 Ratings
Rhone makes a variety of slim fit shirts with both short and long sleeves, but this model is basically their flagship shirt.
Made from lightweight Italian flex-knit fabric, it’s stretchy in all the right places but still formal enough to dress up.
In addition to the stretch and sweat-wicking properties that you don’t get from cotton blends, this shirt also has a cool trick up its… well, collar.
Hidden buttons under the collar help keep it in place, but without revealing that it’s a button-down.
The result is a more formal look (button-downs are inherently more casual) that’s wrinkle-resistant and stretches in all the right places.
I purchased these for the sale price and man oh man these are indeed the best dress shirt I have ever worn. The stretch of the fabric coupled with the no wrinkle and excellent fit are killer.
– Akul G.
- 5 Stars
- 28 Ratings
Don’t let the name fool you:
The Tie Bar may have started out solely focused on accessories, but they’ve since expanded into everything from classic white shirts to polos, pants, sweaters and jackets.
They offer a range of solid dress shirts in a wide variety of fits, colors and patterns, almost all of which are made from non-iron fabrics that stay crisper than plain cotton shirts.
Plus, their shirts come in two size options – standard and trim – making it easy to find one that suits your body type.
The quality, style, and fit of these shirts are bar none the best dress shirts you can buy for the price. I will not buy my dress shirts from anywhere else.
- 4 Stars
- 14 Ratings
You probably didn’t expect to see stores like Lululemon popping on a list of men’s dress shirts.
But their New Venture is a stylish and high quality shirt that offers both superior performance and enviable style.
Made from a blend of elastomultiester, recycled polyester and nylon, it’s cottony soft, but the four-way stretch fabric contours to your body to provide a perfect fit.
It’s available in three colors, never has to be dry cleaned or ironed, and can easily go from the office to the bar, or from the wedding ceremony to the dance floor.
Great shirt for office. Bought it a couple weeks ago, loving the feel and the fabric, very comfortable, love that I can throw it in wash and no need to worry about ironing.
– Tim Hocking
- 4 Stars
- 10 Ratings
Brooks Brothers is one of those classic menswear brands that’s become a little more innovative in recent years as the competition has started to pick up.
My favorite dress shirt right now. Non iron, cool, and not rough cotton like some other non iron shirt! Make it in more colors! I’ve bought 20+ BB shirts and this is the best so far.
- 4.5 Stars
- 464 Ratings
Banana has long been my go-to choice for formal dress shirts that fit like a glove and are easy to care for.
While they have a wide variety of wrinkle-resistant dress shirts, I swear by their 100 percent cotton, slim-fit non-iron dress shirt.
Even though it’s 100% cotton, it’s made with a non-iron finish that keeps it from getting too wrinkled and makes it easy to care for.
I own multiple versions in both light blue and white, and even wore the white version under my tux at my wedding.
This shirt is the best. The quality is amazing and there is no fraying around the collar or wrists after many wears.
I machine wash this shirt and just toss it in the dryer and it’s done. Would highly recommend!
– Dan T.
- 5 Stars
- 1 Rating
As a rule of thumb, any time you’re looking for something at Banana Republic, it’s probably a good idea to also check out J.Crew.
The two brands are quite close competitors, so it’s no surprise to find that J.Crew has their own comfortable, stretchy and wrinkle-resistant men’s shirt.
Their Bowery slim-fit shirt is available in a number of different colors and patterns, and like the BR shirt above is made from a cotton base that’s specially treated for increased wrinkle resistance.
This shirt was a great find! Very comfortable and crisp cotton, with a nice stretch and a comfortable but slim fit.
- 4 Stars
- 71 Ratings
I recommended Bonobos as my top choice for button-down oxford shirts when I was interviewed by New York Magazine’s Strategist blog.
So it’s probably not a huge surprise that I’m also a big fan of their wrinkle-free dress shirt.
In addition to a great fit and wrinkle-free material, what’s cool about the Daily Grind shirt is all the options it provides:
It’s available in 13 different color/pattern combos – including a particularly handsome navy gingham pattern – and allows you to choose the collar type, neck size and sleeve lengths, so you can get a shirt that’s custom-made to fit both your body and your style.
This shirt is clearly excellent quality in the fit and the construction. Love that it stays wrinkle free!
- 4.5 Stars
- 353 Ratings
Made from what they call ” the world’s most innovative non-iron fabric,” Twillory’s entry might be the best for those who want a more natural approach to wrinkle-free shirts.
It’s made from their SafeCotton material, which is both softer than regular cotton and free of the formaldehyde and other chemicals that are often used to make wrinkle-free clothes.
Super comfortable, the collar always looks sharp and I never iron. Twillory shirts are now my only dress shirts.
- 4.2 Stars
- 18 Ratings
Nordstrom carries a pretty wide selection of wrinkle-resistant shirts, making it a great place to look for a wide variety of brands and styles.
But some of the best deals come from their in-house Nordstrom brand, including the trim-fit dress shirt pictured here.
Excellent work horse shirt for the office. Slim fit, but not tight…
Crisp finish out of dryer, if not in dryer for too long.
- 4.4 Stars
- 2,077 Ratings
Calvin Klein might be the best known brand of men’s underwear in the world, but it’s offerings go well beyond the underwear drawer.
The veteran American designer has been making a wide range of stylish and wearable menswear for decades, and their non-iron point collar dress shirt is as unimpeachable as you’d expect.
Available in nine various colors and boasting a classic collar that works with every type of suit, it’s a perfect go-to for those who need to wear a dress shirt on a daily basis.
My husband was getting work shirts from a personal tailoring company online and he had to iron them every week after washing and drying.
These you just wash on delicate, dry on delicate and they are wrinkle free as long as you take them out of the dryer and hang them up immediately. He loves them.
- 4.5 Stars
- 3,481 Ratings
Dockers is definitely thought of as a more casual brand, but in recent years they’ve made a serious push into stylish and practical clothes that are perfect for business-casual settings.
Their Signature comfort flex dress shirt is made from a blend of 55% cotton, 43% polyester and 2% elastane, so it offers comfort, stretch and wrinkle-resistance in equal measure.
It’s available in both standard and big & tall sizes, so it’s a great option for bigger guys who need a tall shirt that will be long enough for their frames.
Love the shirt! You never know but this Large fit my 5’9″ 168 lb body perfectly. Put it in the wash just to test it out. Came out of the dryer like new. Great fit and feel. Will buy more.
– G. Robert
Ralph Lauren is another designer who’s been cranking out classic American menswear for longer than I’ve been alive.
Their classic fit performance shirt comes in handsome plaid pattern and is made from a stretch twill fabric that wicks away moisture and resists wrinkles.
- 4.6 Stars
- 186 Ratings
At first glance, Eagle Men’s regular fit, non-iron dress shirt looks about as classic as they come, boasting a point collar, a barrel cuff and a front pocket.
But it also has a number of touches that make it more modern, including a wide range of fits and a specially treated fabric that allows you to avoid ironing.
In my opinion, Eagle is the best made shirt that you can buy without going totally custom. I have been wearing them since high school and that was 60 years ago.
I have some Eagle button down oxford shirts that are 30 years old and look like new. They always fit perfectly and seem to last forever.
– David F.
- 4.5 Stars
- 7.557 Ratings
T.M. Lewin’s non-iron white twill shirt is made using what the company calls their “ultimate crease-free technology” and designed from the ground up not to wrinkle.
As a lighter weight shirt, it works great for warmer climates or for layering over top of when dressing for the fall.
Snug fit, nice fabric and no need to iron. My absolute favourite shirt!
– Henrik G.
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