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how to fold dress pants in suitcase carry on
how to fold dress pants in suitcase carry on

How To Pack It: Dress Pants

March 10th, 2016

Continuing our popular How To Pack It series with: dress pants. And just a quick note. Although I’m using the term “dress pants” for this post, the way we’re showing you how to fold dress pants to pack in a suitcase (or carry-on) can be applied to jeans, chinos, or any other kind of trousers you can think of!

Use the slideshow for our step-by-step guide and read on for answers to some commonly asked questions.

how to fold dress pants in suitcase carry on

| FIVE SIMPLE STEPS | There’s really not much to it. Browse the slideshow for the full play by play. | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Why not fold in quarters instead of thirds? Won’t it save space?

Good question. You certainly can fold in quarters instead of thirds, but by adding an extra fold in there, you’re adding an extra crease to remove once you get to your destination.

Is it possible to pack in such a way so the pants don’t wrinkle?

As we mentioned before, you can attempt to lessen the amount of wrinkling by placing the garment in a sealable plastic bag after folding it. However, it’s still going to require some ironing/steaming once you get to your destination. I recommend investing in a travel steamer.

How long does it take fold with this method?

Less than a minute.

I need to pack shirts and a blazer too – how do I do that?

We’ve got a guides! And here they are: How to Fold a Blazer and How to Fold a Dress Shirt.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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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