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, firstname.lastname@example.org