Next up in our How To Pack It series: the blazer. There are a few ways to skin this cat – variations on folding as well as rolling – but this is my preferred method. It has served me well for many, many years. Follow the step-by-step guide above and get some answers to common questions below. Happy packing.
Step 5 of 10. Step-by-step instructions in the slideshow.
What’s the best way to pack a blazer so it doesn’t wrinkle?
Well, the best way is to wear it on the plane and fold it neatly in the overhead bin!
But if you’re taking more than one blazer, follow the guide above to start! However, there’s really no way to keep your blazer from getting wrinkled if you’re packing it away in a suitcase, carry-on, or duffle bag.
You can attempt to lessen the amount of wrinkling by placing your blazer in a sealable plastic bag after folding it, but it’s still going to require some ironing/steaming once you get to your destination. I recommend investing in a travel steamer.
How about rolling?
This isn’t a method I personally use. I feel like it adds a bunch of stress to the collar and lapels. You could make an argument, I suppose, that rolling instead of folding might reduce large creases – and you might be right. Either way is a compromise. Just choose the one that feels right to you.
How long does your folding method take?
Less than a minute once you get the hang of it.
Chime in with your blazer folding and packing tips below.