• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Garment bag for traveling?

nordicstyle

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
702
Reaction score
1
Anyone know where I can get a decent garment bag (for a suit) for traveling (i.e. something I can bring as hand luggage onto a plane)? I have seen some people carry garment bags with a shoulder strap (i.e. like a messenger bag), but I have no idea where I can by one. Any suggestions? Leather or cloth/nylon would both work, I guess.
 

Harold falcon

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Messages
33,511
Reaction score
12,028
What is your budget? What else will you be carrying in your bag?
 

nmprisons

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
Messages
1,189
Reaction score
38
saw a great one at Tumi yesterday for $200. May want to check them out.
 

nordicstyle

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
702
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
What is your budget? What else will you be carrying in your bag?
I don't really have a budget, but if it's above $250 I'd have to think about it. Something available online with international shipping is preferred, but I guess "global" brands would be available in reatail stores here (although, probably quite expensive). Even just knowing what the thing is called would help, as I would be able to search for it online.
I pack everything else in a small carry-on, but the suit won't fit unless I fold it, so, instead of having to check a larger suitcase when flying, I was thinking of using a small carry-on and a garment bag.
 

nordicstyle

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
702
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by nmprisons
saw a great one at Tumi yesterday for $200. May want to check them out.

Cool. What/where is Tumi?
 

thrice

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2007
Messages
78
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by nordicstyle
I don't really have a budget, but if it's above $250 I'd have to think about it. Something available online with international shipping is preferred, but I guess "global" brands would be available in reatail stores here (although, probably quite expensive). Even just knowing what the thing is called would help, as I would be able to search for it online.


I pack everything else in a small carry-on, but the suit won't fit unless I fold it, so, instead of having to check a larger suitcase when flying, I was thinking of using a small carry-on and a garment bag.


If you live in Oslo there is a sale at Steffens right by Karl Johan. They have a sale around now I think, and they carry Tumi.
 

nordicstyle

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
702
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by Archivist
http://www.tumi.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=4110912

You can probably find sales/deals if you shop around. I've got a Tumi Tech trifold garment bag that perfect for trips around 5 days (I'm a light packer).


I noticed they have some bags that are "domestic carry-on" and some that are "international carry-on". What's the difference? I assume I need an "international carry-on" as I don't live in the U.S.?

http://www.tumi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4063080 looks like just what I'm after, although a bit pricey at $395.

Originally Posted by thrice
If you live in Oslo there is a sale at Steffens right by Karl Johan. They have a sale around now I think, and they carry Tumi.

Oh, I will check that out then. Thanks!
 

Harold falcon

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 6, 2009
Messages
33,511
Reaction score
12,028
Originally Posted by nordicstyle
I noticed they have some bags that are "domestic carry-on" and some that are "international carry-on". What's the difference? I assume I need an "international carry-on" as I don't live in the U.S.?

Probably the size. Different airlines will have different size requirements for carryons. Domestic means US, but international means international travel, not necessarily domestic travel in your home country.

Check the airlines you normally travel with for size restrictions, then buy the largest size that satisfies all of them. Note that there are sometimes weight restrictions also.

http://www.luggageonline.com/about_airlines.cfm
 

Ianiceman

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2010
Messages
2,651
Reaction score
485
My Tumi wheeled roll aboard has a suit sleeve which is great for a brief trip when you need one suit besides what you wear, although I often think it's just as easy to fold your suit jacket inside itself then in half and it never suffers.

I also have a Tumi wheeled alpha trifold carry on which can fit two or three suits in for a longer trip. The only drawback is not much room for extra shoes.
 

poissa

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2009
Messages
556
Reaction score
2
I have Samsonite and Delsey and love both. They seem built to last it...
 

bing

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2010
Messages
121
Reaction score
0
http://www.briggs-riley.com/

these guys are alright...

i bought a cheapie from some random place in the mail and it fell apart after like 3 flights... so buy something decent.

i was pretty sure Brooks Brothers had a pretty smart looking one in the outlet stores i've been into.
 

nordicstyle

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2008
Messages
702
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
Probably the size. Different airlines will have different size requirements for carryons. Domestic means US, but international means international travel, not necessarily domestic travel in your home country.

I see. I travel mostly in Europe, and the planes are the same used for domestic flights here in Norway, so I guess the "international" version is the way to go then.

Originally Posted by Ianiceman
My Tumi wheeled roll aboard has a suit sleeve which is great for a brief trip when you need one suit besides what you wear, although I often think it's just as easy to fold your suit jacket inside itself then in half and it never suffers.

That's what I did today, so we'll see how it turns out when I arrive...
 

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 17 3.2%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 92 17.6%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 165 31.5%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 86 16.4%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 48 9.2%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 32 6.1%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 18 3.4%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 13 2.5%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 13 2.5%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 100+

    Votes: 32 6.1%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
427,665
Messages
9,203,254
Members
193,241
Latest member
RecentComment

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top