Business conferences, weddings, funerals, awards – there are many reasons to pack and travel with a suit. No matter the purpose of your trip, you always want to arrive looking dapper. So how do you achieve this when your luggage seems determined to wrinkle your suits?
Suit packing can be a nuisance. You're using every packing hack, you know, including:
However, when it comes to your suit jacket, you attempt to fold it five different ways before realizing that it will crease no matter what you try.
So you place it on top of the pile before zipping up your suitcase - almost as an afterthought. Of course, when you later unpack, your suit is a wrinkled mess that requires more than a steamy shower to fix.
Worry not! This article will show you a suit packing blueprint that produces wrinkle-free results every time.
There are two ways of packing your suit, depending on the size of your suitcase.
If you have a big-enough bag:
The garment bag will do the work in protecting your suit from rubbing against other items in the suitcase, causing unnecessary wrinkling and possible garment damage.
If you are working with a smaller bag, such as a weekend-size duffel or a carry-on travel bag, try the following inside-out trick.
(After step four above) Place your folded jacket inside the top part of a protective plastic cover and lay it on top of your outstretched pants. The plastic prevents the garments' fabric from rubbing against itself, which causes wrinkling.
To fully utilize the space inside your bag, treat your shoes like packing cubes (mainly if they safely flatten with the bag).
You could use a suitcase with a designated shoe compartment, but it will reduce the overall space available for other items you want to carry. Whereas, using a separate shoe suitcase increases your luggage, which means extra airline fees.
Use the following suit packing tips when packing shoes for travel:
Once you pack your shoes and suit, stuff every corner, nook, and cranny with accessories such as socks, belts, pocket squares, ties, jewelry, chargers, adapters, and other smaller items.
By thinking strategically about your packing space and choices, you can utilize every inch of your suitcase and have the shoes and accessories you need on your trip.
Once a standard travel accessory, the efficient carry-on bag has now replaced the suitcase. Therefore, making the most use of limited space is now a skill that guarantees a fresh suit, saving you valuable time during stressful travel.
Butler Luxury offers only the best in garment covers and suit hangers, be it for travel or long-term storage because we care about your quality garments. Our products make suit packing efficient and help protect your attires and keep them looking sharp, professional, and ready to wear.
In this article, we'll walk you through what features to look for when buying suit hangers for your closet. Also, we'll cover hanger types that can actually HARM your suits and why you should avoid them at all costs.