There have been quite a few netcasts (following TWiT guidelines for what these are called!) on looking neat and good. A few months ago I abandoned ironing my own shirts and instead going to the dry cleaner. This had 2 advantages, 1) they press a shirt a lot better than I do. 2) I can now buy 100% cotton shirts which of much higher quality. So, from the waist up I look much better. But, pants! I am mostly wearing "dress twills" which are washable. Moving to wool dress pants is a huge investment. We don't wear suits where I work except the VPs which is several levels up from me and I'm not there yet :). So, buying alone is a huge cost commitment. But then dry cleaning dress pants is insanely expensive. My dry cleaner charges $4.50. My bill will balloon from $9/week to $30+. Any suggestions? Is there a middle road? Or is this all just the cost of management?