Our experts’ guide to pack-n-go travel
Once a standard travel accessory, the garment bag has been replaced by the more efficient carry-on. Making the most of limited packing space is a skill that saves you time and keeps your suit fresh and pressed. Bonus point: You skip the baggage claim and gain time to prepare for the big meeting. Our experts share six simple steps for packing your suit like a jet-setter.
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Lay suit facedown on a flat surface.
Fold left shoulder back.
Turn right shoulder inside out, then tuck left shoulder into the right.
Fold in half lengthwise and then fold horizontally.
Place folded jacket in center of outstretched trousers.
Fold trouser bottoms over jacket and repeat with top of trousers.
A Tip From Our Expert
Our Tailored Menswear Manager (and frequent flier) Robert Squillaro gives one essential piece advice for packing your suit. Using the protective plastic cover from your dry cleaning, place your neatly folded jacket (after step 5) in the top of the bag where the hangers are typically gathered. Lay this parcel on top of the outstretched trousers. The plastic will keep the suit fabric from rubbing against itself and causing wrinkles.