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When traveling for business purposes, it is often necessary to pack formal clothing, often within a small carry-on bag. What is the best way to compactly pack a suit (and other formal wear) in a standard piece of luggage with minimal creasing and folding?

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Why do you need to pack it? Many airlines will let you take a suit carrier on as hand luggage, and will hang it up for you during the flight –  Gagravarr Dec 13 '11 at 22:52
@Gagravarr: In addition to the standard carry-on and personal item? –  jrdioko Dec 13 '11 at 22:55
Not sure, I've never done it, only seen other people do it, but I've a hunch it would be instead of their personal item –  Gagravarr Dec 14 '11 at 0:34
@Gagravarr most carriers will, but only in business or first, not economy. And most business travel these days happens in economy unless you get a free upgrade. –  jwenting Dec 14 '11 at 7:40
Maybe that depends on the airline - I'm fairly sure I've seen people in economy with suit carriers on long haul flights. Possibly the answer then is to check with the airline? –  Gagravarr Dec 14 '11 at 11:08

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Try Youtube, you have tons of videos that shows how to do it. The "best" is subjective, it depends on your suit type, your packing skills, etc.

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It doesn't directly answer your question, but I usually prefer to wear the suit and pack the other clothing, at least on short flights.

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That suggestion smells fishy... –  Anonymous Dec 16 '11 at 20:08

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