Whether you're going on a work trip, to an important business dinner, or attending a wedding or funeral, it's always important to pack your suit in a suitcase properly.
If you don't do this right, then your clothes could get wrinkled and damaged while they're packed up in your suitcase.
Packing your suit is especially tricky because most people don't know how to fold them properly so that they won't wrinkle up once they get unpacked again.
Luckily for you though, we've got some tips on how exactly you can do this!
Make sure your luggage is big enough to fit your suit.
To make sure your suit will fit in your suitcase, you'll need to measure.
First, measure the length of the suit along its longest side. If it's longer than 22 inches (56 centimeters), it won't fit into most carry-on-sized pieces of luggage.
If the measurement is under 20 inches but over 17 inches (45.72 cm), then you'll need a slightly larger piece of luggage that can accommodate larger garments like suits and dresses.
Second, measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam on both sides of the jacket—for example: if this measurement is 27 inches for each side then there should be plenty of room for other clothes inside your garment bag once it comes out again at baggage claim!
Use a garment bag or wrapping paper to protect it.
To protect your suit, you can use a garment bag. These can be purchased at most department stores or online.
They’re made of thick plastic and have an opening for the arms to slip through so that you can easily put on the suit without messing up how it looks inside the bag.
They also come with a cardboard tube that slides over the top of the suit, which keeps it from getting wrinkled in transit.
You pull out this tube when you get home, then hang up your suit in your closet as usual—no ironing necessary!
Go with a suitcase that's hard on the outside -- not soft.
A typical soft suitcase has a thin fabric shell and is easy to pack. A hard shell suitcase, on the other hand, is more durable and better at protecting your suit.
But it's also more expensive and may be hard to squeeze into your car's trunk or back seat if you have one of those smaller cars (like a Smart Fortwo).
If you're going to be traveling with only one suitcase—which will probably be most people—it might be worth spending the extra money on one of our Apollo II alligator skin suitcase.
You'll get more bang for your buck in terms of durability and protection if you can afford it, while also being able to travel in style and protect your suit for the even you are traveling to.
Anti-wrinkle spray is your best friend when packing a suit.
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, it's important to pack a suit in a suitcase. You can use anti-wrinkle spray to keep your suit looking crisp and professional when you're on the go.
First, air out the suit before packing. Hang it up on a hanger and let it hang overnight in front of an open window or in front of a fan.
Spray the suit with anti-wrinkle spray after airing it out so that you don't have any wrinkles when you put your clothes away for travel.
Avoid spraying perfume or cologne on your clothes if possible; these scents can cause discoloration over time, especially if they are applied directly to light colored shirts or blouses made from natural fibers such as cotton and linen.
Take advantage of the pockets inside the suitcase.
Now that you have your suit folded, place it in the middle of the suitcase.
The middle is the best place because there's no way to crush it or misshape it while you're packing.
After all, this is a brand-new suit! You want to make sure it stays that way as long as possible.
Next, place your shoes on the bottom of the suitcase so they don't get crushed and are easy to access when you arrive at your destination.
It also helps keep them from getting dirty when you pack clothes on top of them in your closet or dresser at home before leaving for vacation/business trip/etc., which means less cleaning time once you get back from traveling!
Finally, stuff any shirts and underwear that need folding into one of those small pockets inside most suitcases (the ones meant for toiletries).
This will save space otherwise used by bulky bags and help keep everything organized during transit: no more rummaging through piles trying find items buried under other stuff!
Don't leave your suit folded in the bag for too long.
If you're not going to use your suit immediately, don't fold it up and leave it in the bag for long.
The longer you leave a garment folded in its travel bag, the more likely that wrinkle is to appear. Ideally, when packing your garment:
Remove from its cleaning/storage bag.
Hang or lay flat on a hanger (or folding rack). It will take up more room than if folded but shouldn't be an issue if the rest of your luggage is organized; just make sure there's plenty of space left over for other items! If hanging isn't possible because of lack of space or other factors (e.g., closet), then just make sure that whatever container you put it in doesn't have any sharp corners or edges which could cause permanent damage over time due to repeated folding/unfolding motions during travel periods - especially if done by hand rather than machine-assisted methods like steaming services offered at some hotels today.
So there you have it!
We hope this article has helped you learn how to pack a suit in a suitcase the right way.
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