I was advised against the suit-in-the-shower technique, apparently the steam messes up the fibres?
Thanks for thr advice ya'll
Yeah, the classic Noodles way: spend a fortune on really nice suits and then wear your old sh*t because you're afraid to wear your nicer ones.
The answer is already in post #31674: a well made fresco suit is perfect for travelling, especially in a hot climate. Fresco is very hard wearing and doesn't wrinkle easily.
I have an almost 15 year old fresco suit that I once was forced to wear for more than a week straight due to an emergency. It has had plenty of beer over it, once it has been propped up in a suitcase for weeks, the cat has had its first litter in it, yet I can still wear it up to this day.
Don't worry so much about your clothes, wear them. If you're going on an important business trip do you want to turn up feeling uneasy in cheap beater suits or would you prefer the added self confidence you get when wearing your best suit, knowing that you look great?
@Pliny "Pro-tip: Hang suit in hotel bathroom and put the shower on hot for a few mins. Presto- the wrinkles disappear."
Most hotels I visit these days have an ironing board and iron. I just pack a pressing cloth and do any needed touch-ups before going to bed.
yeah but that sounds like too much work lol
I don't mean steam the be****s out of it so it gets into the canvas. Just a bit.
Of course Fresco for the long-term.
Why the hell do you have to change in the airport bathroom. I don't understand that.
Normal way: Wear ANYTHING on the plane, suit included (nude, if you like), arrive at your destination, sleep in car, eat finger sandwich while hotel presses your pants. Go to meeting and extort money from clients.
SF way: wear suit, wrap self in neoprene*, put on SWIMS galoshes, adjust pocket square in breast pocket of neoprene wet suit, ask stewardess repeatedly to have emergency rations of club soda on hand in case you spill catsup on suit. Arrive at airport, go to public restroom and begin to change, realize you packed your Harrison's Oyster suit in garment bag but want to wear your Dormeuil Tonik suit (potential opportunities to impress groups of women on tour buses driving past as you make the transit from airport to hotel), hastily exit bathroom stall but take obligatory bathroom mirror picture in boxer shorts and upload to SF while en route to baggage claim, collect vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunk while drumming fingers nervously on your portfolio and looking askance at other passengers who you think might pounce for the steamer trunk first and try to abscond with your collection of vintage Holland & Holland handkerchiefs, painstakingly acquired on eBay, finally and triumphantly return to the restroom with the CORRECT Tonik suit only to find it is occupied by fathers teaching their children how to urinate, and end up changing into your suit behind Sbarro -- inhaling pizza, natch -- while making the perfect Foo Fold™ on your pocket square. You beat a hasty retreat from the chaos of the airport, wafting clouds of Creed Green Irish Tweed behind you. Now it's time to climb aboard a taxi (don't forget to tip the cabbie for strapping your steamer onto the roof of the car) and make your way to the Howard Johnson's (gotta go HoJo). Up early tomorrow for the 6AM scrambled egg buffet. They won't have salumo or prosciutto, but scrapple is the next best thing, right? Good thing you brought your own looseleaf tea -- getting it through security was a hassle! Ah, travel. If only my Tumblr followers could see me now. Eat my dust, poseurs... IG is the real man's game. Read your iPhone macro lens on the nightstand for some luscious latte pics tomorrow.Your emoji game is on point, too. Must be the suit. It gives me confidence.
Not staying overnight? If this is for a day trip, wear the hardest material possible and call it a day.
*Camo pattern produced by Wooster x A&S x Prince Charles