Hanging Suits When Going to the Gym

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  1. jkbucksot

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    I am wondering what hangup bags, pant hangers if any are you using to hang up your suit when changing at the Gym. I have recently took up Muay Thai and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu a couple of days a week.

    I have looked into getting a garmet bag but don't want to start having creases in my pants due to them being folded in a bag for a couple of hours until I get home.
     
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    I take a hollow plastic suit hanger, with thick shoulders and a trouser bar, and a breathable garment bag to hang my clothes in and carry them home like that. The garment bag even has a metal ring in the bottom that I use to flip the suit over double to make carrying it easier. I haven't had any problems with excessive wrinkling.

    How do you figure that your trousers will get creases in them? How do you hang your suits at home?
     
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    You are being overly precious about this. I doubt that you will get such creases as you describe and if, when you get home, you merely hang them normally in your wardrobe such creases will fall out overnight - preferably leave it for a few days before you wear that suits again.
     
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    When I used to train (both muay thai and with one of the Gracies, although over two entirely different periods in time) I changed and put my work clothes back in my car if that helps at all.
     
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    I hang them upside down with the clips on the inside of the bottom of the pants. I use the wide shoulder hangers for my jackets. Shirts aren't to worry about.

    Am I going over board and treating my suits like I treated my Marine Corps uniforms?
     
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    There's nothing wrong with hanging your trousers like that, but if you carefully fold them over a trouser hanger, they should stay fairly crease-free.

    When I fist switched over from SW&D to CM, I also treated some of my tailored clothing like it was made of cobwebs -- so I understand where you're coming from. Eventually, I realized that nothing untoward happens as long as you're cognizant.
     
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    Ok Great. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Yup will do. I am new to suits everyday and only have a few. Will be incorporating more and expanding my wardrobe.

    Right now I have two suits ><

    Medium Charcoal Pinstripe
    Navy Pinstripe

    I just don't know what to get next. I need to get solids I know but don't know where to go for color. Maybe brown, another charcoal but solid, sharkskin, etc...

    Edited to add: I only wear suits 4 days a week, Fridays are dress slacks and dress shirt no tie but coat is prefered. I am in need of a sports coat or blazer really bad. i have been wearing a nice wool jacket but it is about to heat up.
     
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