How To Fold A Suit And Shirt For A Travel Bag, Suitcase Or Garment Bag, Without Wrinkles…

This post is about the old problem of going on tour, arriving at the concert venue, only to find the concert clothes look an absolute disgrace! Packing suits for travel doesn’t mean they must succumb to wrinkles. This high class tailor’s technique demonstrates a simple method that will allow your suits to travel in any luggage and arrive in pristine condition.

1. Lay the suit flat on the table and straighten the front.

2. Take all four parts of the fabric at the bottom of the suit in one hand, place your free arm under the breast of the suit, and flip it over.

3. Fold the side of the suit closest to you over one arm’s length and straighten the fold.

4. Do the same with the other side of the suit.

5. With both arms folded in, you can now add the pants. Fold the pants by thirds, then in half again.

6. Place the folded pants at the top of the suit

7. Fold the bottom of the suit up to the top of the suit, folding the pants into it in one neat package.

8. Flip over your fold and you’ll have a very straight, folded suit with pants.

                  9. Place it in a bag and leave air inside so your suit is resistant to pressure while in transit.

This same folding technique can be used for button-down shirts, as the video also demonstrates. After a little practice, you should be able to fold and pack the entire suit in under a minute.

The person in the video is Jacky Tam from British Tailors, 8-B Carnavarn Road, T.S.T., Kowloon, Hong Kong,


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Shostakovich Playing Tennis In Crimea – 1930s


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A great way to slice tomatoes!


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What Is It About Horn Players?!


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The Main Reason I Know How A Piano Works…


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Just Keep On Swimming…


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Trumpet Snoopy!


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Timofei Dokshizer Plays The Andriasov Trumpet Concerto…

This is an amazing recording of the great trumpeter Timofei Dokshizer playing the Trumpet Concerto, Op. 14 by Iosif Andriasov.


Brilliant playing and a fantastic piece!

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There’s No Getting Away From It…

Here is the great jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval doing a spot of supermarket shopping…


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Christian Lindberg – RLPO Artist-In-Residence 2014

image‘Lindberg provided a thrilling conclusion to Nielsen’s Helios Overture. Only a Scandinavian could be so determined to make the most out of the daylight while it lasts.’
The Guardian

Christian Lindberg has worked with practically every major orchestra and conductor in the world today. For a trombonist to achieve all this before turning 50 is, to say the least, remarkable.

He now combines his position as Chief Conductor of the Arctic Symphony Orchestra with guest conducting the foremost international orchestras and working on composition commissions from international orchestras, ensembles and instrumentalists. Following his previous exhilarating performances in Liverpool, he returns this year as an Artist in Residence.

As Sweden’s most flamboyant conductor, composer, trombone virtuoso and all-round musical show-stepper we expect his residency to be one of the highlights of the 2013/14 season. While he’s in Liverpool he’ll be working with a number of our ensembles from the Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra to Ensemble 10/10 as well as performing a chamber recital at St George’s Hall Concert Room.


Christian Lindberg – “… Narcissus would have LOVED things in our century, the selfies in particular! Having a FANTASTIC time with the PHENOMENAL ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC! A relaxed, virtuosic, wonderful, responsive and extremely fast orchestra! A dream for ANY conductor!!!” 


Tuesday 18 March 2014 7:30 pm
The Epstein Theatre

Stravinsky Octet 
Jan Sandström Wahlberg Variations
Lars Hollmer arr. Jarle G. Storløkken ‘Eyeliner’ Suite World Premiere
Christian Lindberg Kundraan’s Karma
Patrick Jones Unfurl World Premiere*

Christian Lindberg director/trombone

* From composer on the Sound and Music Portfolio scheme

Christian Lindberg

Stravinsky wondered about rewriting Mozart… and then one night he had a dream. The Octet that resulted doesn’t sound much like Mozart, but then, Jan Sandstrom’s Wahlberg Variations don’t sound much like car crashes or apes either. And if Stravinsky was at the back of Christian Lindberg’s mind when he cooked up the devilish delights of his extraordinary Kundraan’s Karma, he’s not telling. After all, inspiration comes in many forms (and Lars Hollmer’s came from Swedish folk and rock music), when the most brilliant minds in modern music are quite simply having the time of their lives – and Lindberg himself is gleefully conducting, tromboning and storytelling? Total anarchy, under total control, breaks out.


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