Packing suits for travel doesn’t mean your they must succumb to wrinkles. This dry cleaner’s technique demonstrates a simple method that will allow your suits to travel in any luggage and arrive in pristine condition.
Note: We've shown you another suit-folding technique before, but we felt this method was better and more detailed.
The video above demonstrates this process in a very clear and understandable manner, but here are each of the steps for your reference:
- Lay the suit flat on the table and straighten the front.
- Take all four parts of the fabric at the bottom of the suit in one hand, place your free arm under the breast of the suit, and flip it over.
- Fold the side of the suit closest to you over one arm's length and straighten the fold.
- Do the same with the other side of the suit.
- With both arms folded in, you can now add the pants. Fold the pants by thirds, then in half again.
- Place the folded pants at the top of the suit
- Fold the bottom of the suit up to the top of the suit, folding the pants into it in one neat package.
- Flip over your fold and you'll have a very straight, folded suit with pants. Place it in a bag and leave air inside so your suit is resistant to pressure while in transit.
This same folding technique can be used for button-down shirts, as the video also demonstrates. After a little practice, you should be able to fold and pack the entire suit in under a minute.
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