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.
| 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?