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7 Survival Tips for When you Take your Suit on Trips

Your suits weren’t made to spend their lives in the wardrobe. Whether you’re travelling for work, a wedding or even a vacation where you’ve booked to go somewhere fancy, you’ll need to pack a few nice outfits.

Worried how your suits will manage? We gathered all the top tips you need to know when you pack your suits for a few days away.

The ultimate checklist for hassle-free travel with a suit

1. Pick the right suit
This will be determined by the destination’s weather and the occasion. Wool and wool blends are fine for cold weather and tend to wrinkle less. Linen can only really be worn in warm weather and, although it wrinkles a lot, that’s part of its charm and no one expects a perfectly ironed look.

2. Board as you mean to continue
If the trip is short, travel in your suit and formal shoes. You’ll save space, show respect for travel etiquette and you won’t need to worry about your nice outfit getting squashed or stained in the suitcase.

3. Use a garment bag
If your baggage allowance permits, carry your suit in a garment bag. You can purchase an Aristocracy London suit bag, which is made from waterproof breathable material, but remember that it comes free with all our suits.

4. Go hard shell
Nowadays, most people travel with a carry-on suitcase. So, if you’re only taking one piece of luggage, choose hard shell. The inflexible exterior will protect your suit and shoes and is less likely to absorb water.

5. The art of packing
Many people avoid packing a suit because they think folding it is impossibly difficult. It isn’t and we’ve created a clever step-by-step video guide on How To Pack Your Suit In 6 Easy Steps. And yes, it’ll fit in your carry-on along with everything else.

6. Unpack and hang
As soon as you arrive at your destination unpack the suit and hang it, preferably using the brilliant hanger that’s included with every Aristocracy London suit. It’ll help your suit spring back into shape and the lockable trouser grip will make sure your trousers stay put.

7. Keep it fresh
To keep your suit looking as good as new, avoid dry cleaning at your destination. Instead, use a portable steamer and let it dry before you put it away. For a fresh scent, use a mild wardrobe freshener and don’t spray perfume directly on the fabric. For more tips, read our expert advice on How To Keep Your Suit Fresh.

We hope you now feel ready for a stress free trip! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share photos to show us how far our suits have travelled!