On Traveling With Suits

On Traveling With Suits

As we hit peak summer—and peak summer travel—The Blank Label team shares the tips and tricks they use to keep suits fresh and protected during travel.

I usually just bring in a garment bag and have them hang it up on the jacket rack in the plane. But if you want to put in a suitcase, I'd probably turn the jacket inside out. - John, Boston Market Lead

It’s simple, but if you happen to be packing a suit, be mindful of what you’re packing with it. Always place your shoes under the suit rather than on top, so that they won’t weight down on it during travel and cause further creases and wrinkling. - Eric, Writer

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The best way to travel with a suit, if you don't have room for a garment bag, is to make one shoulder inside out, then tuck the other shoulder inside that. This folds all the outer fabric inside the jacket, protecting it with the lining. You can half fold this or just pack it longways. - Connor, Denver Store Lead & Merchandising Coordinator

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One trick I find to be very helpful is to keep your suit in the drycleaners plastic wrap, even when folding it inside a garment bag. The thin layer of plastic stops fabric from binding up when folded, so it helps to cut down on wrinkles. Personally, I travel with a small (ish) hand steamer: it costs about $25, and helps immensely. Lastly, there is always the trick of hanging the suit in the bathroom with the hot shower running to steam out some wrinkles. Also, if the hotel offers a laundry service, you can usually request to have the garment steam- pressed ONLY, not cleaned. - Howard, Menswear Specialist

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