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Garment bag advocates, are you light travellers? Because i am yet to find a garment bag that fits the carry-on specs.

 

For short trips and places i don't have roots in and seeing as i never check-in luggage ( well, almost NEVER), i just wear it. Sometimes, i wear a suit and then an odd jacket just to get through check-in and take it off as soon as possible.

post #30602 of 37392
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While you're on the topic, how do you guys transport your suits when you're traveling? I have been using this method and it works great. Also doesn't leave the fabric of the suit exposed to whatever else is around the suit.

 

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I do it the way Jesse showed, except that I don't turn the sleeve inside out.  Had the same thought when reading of Coxie's mishap.  Hope it comes out!

post #30603 of 37392
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Garment bag advocates, are you light travellers? Because i am yet to find a garment bag that fits the carry-on specs.

For short trips and places i don't have roots in and seeing as i never check-in luggage ( well, almost NEVER), i just wear it. Sometimes, i wear a suit and then an odd jacket just to get through check-in and take it off as soon as possible.

Wait. You have not found a garment bag that fits carry on specs??
I have never seen one that doesn't. Garment bags have carry on specs?

I travel light for work(carry on) and sometimes check a bag for personal travel. I just take the garment bag on board with me and hang it up.
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@@kulata Thanks for the info about NSM MTM. That and the B
What is going on with B&T, sorry I missed that news, could you repeat it?

Check the B&T thread for more details. They're now offering a MTM service that involves trying on a standard sized suit/jacket/trousers and adjusting from that block. It looked pretty consistent with their house style. They also have an agent in NY. His contact info is in the thread. He isn't quite ready to start taking orders but should be soon-ish.
post #30605 of 37392

Let me clarify: one that fits carry-on specs and carries my other accoutrement.

 

YMMV of course but average carry-on bag size mandated by most airlines (my milieu anyway) is  around 55x40x20cm and i don't like to carry more than twenty pounds all in.

 

I like this SS one for e.g but it clearly contravenes carry-on criteria as are most that are to my tastes. Admittedly, i have not seriously checked for a few years now.

post #30606 of 37392

If I need more than one jacket I fold it and pack it in my suitcase.  I also pack a pressing cloth.  No big deal.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Let me clarify: one that fits carry-on specs and carries my other accoutrement.

YMMV of course but average carry-on bag size mandated by most airlines (my milieu anyway) is  around 55x40x20cm and i don't like to carry more than twenty pounds all in.

I like this SS one for e.g but it clearly contravenes carry-on criteria as are most that are to my tastes. Admittedly, i have not seriously checked for a few years now.

You mean a carry on bag that also has space for a suit?
My Tumi is able to do both. Has a area where you place your suit jacket and fold it over.
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You mean a carry on bag that also has space for a suit?
My Tumi is able to do both. Has a area where you place your suit jacket and fold it over.

 

 

If you don't mind, which tumi do you use?

 

A quick perusal through their website gives me these options :

 

http://uk.tumi.com/p/classic-garment-bag-022134DH

 

http://uk.tumi.com/p/tri-fold-carry-on-garment-bag-022133DH

 

The first contravenes carry-on  directives and the second one doesn't provide much room for anything other than the two garments for e.g i don't forsee an extra pair of shoes and trees, other clothing, toiletries, computer, ipad etc fitting into it after i put in two jackets.

 

That being said, both are not to my tastes anyway so for now i'd slum my way through with what i have.

post #30609 of 37392

I have a Tumi that folds into thirds. Never had an issue with it. Can travel up to 3 nights: one pair of shoes, jacket, shirts, etc. Goes into overhead bin, even in the smaller regional planes.

 

On occasion an attendant will look at it for a moment, wondering whether to ask me to check it, but otherwise, never an issue so long as I'm not the last person on the plane. Slides easily into the overhead compartment, and I'm good to go.

 

Regional US planes, but overseas travel has not been a problem.

 

Edit: There's a mesh pouch on one side over which the sides fold, and in which I put the extra pair of shoes with trees. Only clothing in the bag and basic toiletries. It does get a little bit more cylindrical in shape, and on the heavier side (so not sleek etc.), but it works.

 

The computer goes in my personal bag/brief case or satchel, depending on where I'm going.

post #30610 of 37392

I don't know much about the enforcement of carry-on specs across the pond but European airlines and airlines  in Asia which i regularly use are pretty stringent and i just can't be bothered with the hassle of sparring with the often under-paid unhappy intransingent airline staff and i just like the ease and peace of mind.

post #30611 of 37392

I recently flew from Oslo to Bergen, and there wasn't a problem with Scandinavian Air, but the plane was reasonably large. I also didn't have a problem from Rome to Sicily or Geneva to Brussells (last year). I can't comment on whether this bag will work for all European flights. Grant it, none of these were the cheap airlines like Ryan Air.

 

In the US, there hasn't been a problem.

post #30612 of 37392
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If you don't mind, which tumi do you use?

A quick perusal through their website gives me these options :

http://uk.tumi.com/p/classic-garment-bag-022134DH

http://uk.tumi.com/p/tri-fold-carry-on-garment-bag-022133DH

The first contravenes carry-on  directives and the second one doesn't provide much room for anything other than the two garments for e.g i don't forsee an extra pair of shoes and trees, other clothing, toiletries, computer, ipad etc fitting into it after i put in two jackets.

That being said, both are not to my tastes anyway so for now i'd slum my way through with what i have.

Those links just took me to the general Tumi home page.

And the Tumi I was referring to was a Ducati.
post #30613 of 37392

I've been waiting for Combat Gent to restock this one:

https://www.combatgent.com/bags/weekender-garment-bag

 

I like the idea behind it. 

 

 

Question: How do you guys like to wear French blue shirts, or in general more saturated shirts with sport coats/suits? I've of course thought about pairing it with a lighter colored jacket, but that seems like it might be a bit of a cliche, though some cliches are apropos. Anyway, looking for some guidance.

post #30614 of 37392
EFV has a nice shot with a saturated or at least dark denim shirt and light jacket.
post #30615 of 37392

Oh well ter1413,well  you'd just have to take my word on them.

 

Prof, horses for courses. My MO is mostly pre-emptive and it serves me in good stead. I travel much less than i used to now anyway and i have clothes  in essentially my second and third home(s) so it obviates the need to lug around much luggage.

 

Anyhoo, i should stop derailing the thread.

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