How to fold a suit jacket for travel

Philip Pravda comes from a long line of suit-makers – 100 years and four generations of family experience in the business. Owner of the luxury men’s suit brand Suitcafe, Philip is no stranger to handling fine fabrics.

Recently, I had to pack a suit for an overseas trip. Firstly, I wasn’t really sure that my light garment bag would stand up to the rigours of baggage handlers. Secondly, I didn’t want to go out and spend a fortune on an item I would only use once or twice a year. And finally, I didn’t want to have to pay for an extra bag on the flight.

So I did some research, asking the question: how do I pack a suit into my bag without wrinkling it too much, and certainly without damaging it?

Somehow, I found this video – and it’s brilliant. It truly works a treat. The perfect way to fold a suit for travel.

So, forget the garment bag the next time you travel. This 100-year-old secret to folding a suit jacket without wrinkles is so ingenious, you’ll wonder how it’s not common knowledge.

Why not try it for yourself?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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