How to Pack a Suit in a Suitcase

December 13, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you’re heading for a business trip or a wedding abroad, packing for travel can be stressful, especially when it comes to the suit or blazer that you want to wear. A wrinkled suit is more than just a fashion faux pas: it’s also a major headache. And with limited space in carry-on suitcases and even some check-in luggage, it can be tricky to find a way to pack a suit so that it arrives at its destination unwrinkled and ready to go.

The good news is that there are a few techniques to help you do just that. In this article, we’ll show you how to fold and pack a suit in a suitcase to ensure that it arrives at its destination perfectly intact and without any need for last-minute ironing.

One of the most common approaches to packing a suit in a suitcase involves folding the jacket into thirds vertically and horizontally. While this is a relatively quick and easy method, it tends to cause more wrinkles than other methods, particularly since it often requires a large fold down the center of the jacket.

Another option is to simply fold the suit into half lengthwise. This approach reduces the amount of creasing and is best for jackets with a satin or silk lining, as it helps to mitigate any potential for creases. The final option is to wrap your suit in a protective plastic covering (such as the kind you might get from a dry cleaner) before placing it in your suitcase.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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