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How To Pack It: The Blazer

February 23rd, 2016

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.

how to fold blazer in suitcase carry on

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.

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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.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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