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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post


Are you referring to dry cleaning or pressing?

Both. They scorch & cook them! It is the easiest way to get your nice suit or pants shiny and ruined. Suits and pants need the right temperature (not too hot) and a pressing cloth.

I will send out shirts on long trips, but I expect more wear and tear on shirts.

By the way I always ask my local cleaner to give my clothing a "soft pressing" with a pressing cloth. They actually listen to me and the results show. I hope you can find a local cleaner like that too.
post #17 of 22
Do any US airlines have a suit compartment for passenger use? I've flown Quantas and Air New Zealand out of Auckland and both have had a small compartment that suit bags can be hung in. They often require folding in half but this is generally not an issue.

They're intended for business class and up, but I have had luck using it when flying economy also, when there's room in there.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Jobst View Post

Do any US airlines have a suit compartment for passenger use? I've flown Quantas and Air New Zealand out of Auckland and both have had a small compartment that suit bags can be hung in. They often require folding in half but this is generally not an issue.

They're intended for business class and up, but I have had luck using it when flying economy also, when there's room in there.

They used to but I don't see that anymore except in Business class.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post


Both. They scorch & cook them! It is the easiest way to get your nice suit or pants shiny and ruined. Suits and pants need the right temperature (not too hot) and a pressing cloth.

I will send out shirts on long trips, but I expect more wear and tear on shirts.

By the way I always ask my local cleaner to give my clothing a "soft pressing" with a pressing cloth. They actually listen to me and the results show. I hope you can find a local cleaner like that too.

Ah, did not know that. I rarely wear suits at the moment but I will keep that in mind. Thanks

I was always under the impression that decent hotels (4/5 star) usually did a good job with dry cleaning.
post #20 of 22
So do y'all suggest I just wear my suit rather than pack it in the duffle bag?
post #21 of 22
I travel every week. I usually wear one sport coat and pack a second with pants or a suit. I use dry cleaning bags to cover each layer of clothes. I even use one between the pants and the jacket of a suit. I pack shirts on hangers in individual bags as well. Makes them slide together and not wrinkle as badly. I use them when I shower steam everything at my destination. Steam up the bath, let the clothes hang in it for awhile. Slip on a bag over each garment and put them in the closet. The next morning I always have unwrinkled clothes, ready to roll. I cannot remember the last time I used an iron in a hotel room.

I also have a very small portable clothes steamer that takes up very little room and I occasionally take that when I pack up the Briigs & Riley Wardrobe On Wheels (aka the biggest honking garment bag I have ever owned that holds half a dozen suits and all the attendant accoutrement) for especially long business trips that need multiple changes for appearances and meetings.

Been doing it for more years than some of you are old. Trust me. It works.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

So do y'all suggest I just wear my suit rather than pack it in the duffle bag?
Either option will work. I wear mine when I go directly from the plane to meetings, and when I'm not I pack it in my 18" roller or duffel, depending on what I'm carrying. I carry one bag only, and it's always carry-on.
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