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post #31 of 44
anyone have some good on line instruction for packing clothes? I googled it and found a ton, but most don't seem to be too style forum approved. I mean, we all care about the way we dress and obviously care about our clothes, I'd rather take some tips from like minded people.
post #32 of 44
I am searching for the Holy Grail of travel hardware for 15 years at least - no real result! I have a soft 3 fold Delsey garnment bag that can take a suit, 3 shirts and a pair of shoe plus the necessary others - underwear, cosmetics, iPad, chargers, It will pass for carry-on if you smile to the lady at the counter. If I put my suit in a cleaners foil, plus a garment sleeve it will arrive wearable in the end. Other solution is the Manton's blazer suit - I pack a navy suit coat on me, pants in a Samsonite carry all, plus two pairs of pants and some shirts and I have a portable steamer to take out wrinkles (some hotels will provide an iron and Ironing board, some not). My biggest problem is with shoes - I wear a solid 11,5 US, so it takes a lot of space, plus the fact that you need 20% more space for the return trip, and I am quite reluctant to pack my worn socks in my shoes (all the packing gurus are saying that socks and undies should go in the shoes for space saving). More than 5 days you have to check your luggage and that is the big problem, with airport services tending to loose it. If you are traveling in areas with top notch hotel services you can do overnight laundry and if you have bought a suit with two pairs of pants you can hold on, but the stress on your clothes will be maximal.
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by KenRose View Post

anyone have some good on line instruction for packing clothes? I googled it and found a ton, but most don't seem to be too style forum approved. I mean, we all care about the way we dress and obviously care about our clothes, I'd rather take some tips from like minded people.

Really?

-Suit/SC in a garment bag.
-Shirt can either be in the garment bag or suitcase. It is getting ironed anyway. Right?
-Suit pants on hanger in garment bag. Also getting ironed.
-The rest of your stuff(clothing, etc...no valuables).....in your suitcase.
post #34 of 44
Really?

Very insightful. I guess you don't understand but thanks anyways
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

Really?

-Suit/SC in a garment bag.
-Shirt can either be in the garment bag or suitcase. It is getting ironed anyway. Right?
-Suit pants on hanger in garment bag. Also getting ironed.
-The rest of your stuff(clothing, etc...no valuables).....in your suitcase.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by KenRose View Post

Really?

Very insightful. I guess you don't understand but thanks anyways

SF approved ways of packing? Are you serious? Once your jacket/suit/pants are in a garment bag and don't get wrinkled, what the fuck else do you need instructions on?

-Put shoes in shoe bags. Wear a set on the plane if carrying more than 1.

Do you need to know how to fold your underwear and jeans? Come the fuck on!
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post

I have the TU220XW. It's a great bag, but I do not pack my suits into it the way that B&R intends. I use the insert for trousers, wrapping them carefully, the turning on side (shoulder of the jacket inside out, I tuck the other side into it (like this http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-pack-a-suit-2013-10?op=1 ) and lay it into the suiter compartment. The pants are added next and then the part of the jacket extending beyond the suiter compartment is folder over the pants. This ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDGWW7_O2sI) also works well but only with smaller size suits, i.e, 36 or 38.

The wheeled garment bags are great for packing suits but useless for much else. If you pack your suits carefully and don't overstuff your bag, the TU220XW will work just as well. I make frequent three and four day trips, packing two, or occasionally even three, suits into that bag or the similar B&R baseline 22".

Thanks for the review.

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Do you have a suitcase already? If so, why not just buy a garment bag for the suit and SC?
I never fold my suits when traveling(my carryon can accommodate a suit.)

You can get a garment bag from somewhere like The Container Store for appr $10. Just use that. I would not go out and buy a suitcase just for this reason:

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/hangingBags?productId=10000079&N=148

Or go to a department store(i.e. Macy's, etc) and slip the guy in the men's section a $10 and ask for one...

Then buy a better garment bag if you find yourself traveling a lot.

I have garment bags for hanging in a closet, but I don't have a piece of carry-on luggage that would work. In the past I have carried-on either a filson small duffel or my filson briefcase. The nearby TJmaxx has a good selection of luggage, and I could probably find a decent carry-on piece for under $70 that would hold a suit by simply folding it in half once. This is sounding like the best option so far.
post #37 of 44
Hey dumb fuck,
I'll type slower and throw a few fuck's in there so you'll understand.
Garment bag.....maybe they work for you but most of the time me (and others) have tons of wrinkles. Half the internet advice is never to use them. Check the airport next time you travel, very few men carry them.
Suits - fold, layer, turn inside out, garment bag. Tons of different views. All swear that they are right and don't produce wrinkles and that the other methods do. Same with shirts.

My original question was aimed at people here who care about clothes. Most business travelers only want to minimize time at airport and the advice seems to be geared at them. Same type of guys who dress like shit most of the time.

So I appreciate your first post but it's already what I do and I'm looking for insightful advice by those who care about their clothes.
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

SF approved ways of packing? Are you serious? Once your jacket/suit/pants are in a garment bag and don't get wrinkled, what the fuck else do you need instructions on?

-Put shoes in shoe bags. Wear a set on the plane if carrying more than 1.

Do you need to know how to fold your underwear and jeans? Come the fuck on!
post #38 of 44
Gotta love an internet cat fight over how to pack clothes.

Apart from a garment bag, I have found a few ways to pack clothes efficiently and minimize (but not eliminate wrinkles). There are ways to fold a jacket into a suitcase. Shirts should be rolled. Socks, underwear, tie placed within shoes (ties rolled lightly). Don't delude yourself into thinking some ironing won't be needed. Suit should be immediately hung once you arrive at your destination.

Not sure if the above is "SF approved" but it works for me.
post #39 of 44
Thanks Joffrey. Normally I use a garment bag but it just seems that many seem to travel packing a suit/ shirts in a carry on. I can't see how this could be accomplished without creases.
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Gotta love an internet cat fight over how to pack clothes.

Apart from a garment bag, I have found a few ways to pack clothes efficiently and minimize (but not eliminate wrinkles). There are ways to fold a jacket into a suitcase. Shirts should be rolled. Socks, underwear, tie placed within shoes (ties rolled lightly). Don't delude yourself into thinking some ironing won't be needed. Suit should be immediately hung once you arrive at your destination.

Not sure if the above is "SF approved" but it works for me.
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by KenRose View Post

Hey dumb fuck,
I'll type slower and throw a few fuck's in there so you'll understand.
Garment bag.....maybe they work for you but most of the time me (and others) have tons of wrinkles. Half the internet advice is never to use them. Check the airport next time you travel, very few men carry them.
Suits - fold, layer, turn inside out, garment bag. Tons of different views. All swear that they are right and don't produce wrinkles and that the other methods do. Same with shirts.

My original question was aimed at people here who care about clothes. Most business travelers only want to minimize time at airport and the advice seems to be geared at them. Same type of guys who dress like shit most of the time.

So I appreciate your first post but it's already what I do and I'm looking for insightful advice by those who care about their clothes.

To pack clothes when traveling, you will always get wrinkles.....You are seriously coming to SF for a one-stop-packing solution that would prevent this?

I have packed a suit in my carry-on and when I arrived at my hotel, hung up the jacket and pants and steamed both and ironed the pants in the morning. Looked great.
I have also carried a garnet bag and when i arrived at the hotel, I did the same. Looked great.

There is NO ONE WAY to pack and arrive without wrinkles. Fact.

Learn how to iron. Learn how to iron at a hotel using a handkerchief as a buffer. Shit..it ain't that hard.

What next....ask SF how to tie your shoelaces or wipe your ass??
post #41 of 44
Nope. Came to SF to get thoughts more helpful them yours. But again, thanks for responding.
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


To pack clothes when traveling, you will always get wrinkles.....You are seriously coming to SF for a one-stop-packing solution that would prevent this?

I have packed a suit in my carry-on and when I arrived at my hotel, hung up the jacket and pants and steamed both and ironed the pants in the morning. Looked great.
I have also carried a garnet bag and when i arrived at the hotel, I did the same. Looked great.

There is NO ONE WAY to pack and arrive without wrinkles. Fact.

Learn how to iron. Learn how to iron at a hotel using a handkerchief as a buffer. Shit..it ain't that hard.

What next....ask SF how to tie your shoelaces or wipe your ass??
post #42 of 44

Reviving an old thread, but I saw this and thought it looked promising...  

 

http://www.rollor.com/suitroller

 

Basically a rollup but with foam rails on the side to give the suit some breathing room.  Anybody here tried one?

 

Cardboard version for shipping looks interesting, too - http://www.rollor.com/express

post #43 of 44

Just replying to an old thread but funny enough I actually bought this Rollor.

At first I was pretty skeptical and therefor started out with the 'TIE Roller' they have.

 

I have to say after using it for 5 months now, I can't imagine a small business trip without it.

Every time I go on a trip I have a lot on my mind and now thanks to the Rollor, the fear of arriving with a wrinkled suit, is something I don't have to think about on already a busy trip. I used put my relatively ugly looking garment bag in the overhead luggage compartment but there was always some reckless person who would just put his stuff on my garment bag or even move it!

I can not describe how much easier traveling is thanks to the Rollor. Maybe a little ass kissing but I could highly recommend this suit carrier to everyone!

 

Kind regards,

 

John

post #44 of 44

Here is the link btw https://www.rollor.com

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