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Old 06-04-2015, 01:57 PM
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For you road warriors... What are your suggestions..

We fly a few times a year, but always on vacation. Next week, we are flying from Seattle to NYC for a wedding (arrive on Thursday, leave Sunday) We are flying in and staying the hotel in New City up the Hudson.

Black tie, Tuxedo for myself and son, dresses for my wife and daughter. Don't plan on bringing much else other than casual clothes. We are flying United out and Jetblue back.

Lightweight garmet bag and hope they can hang it in the cabin?
Large suitcase and hope for the best?
Old School heavy garment bag?

Trying to minimize the stuff as my kids are 5 yo twins. They are enough to wrangle
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I travel quite a bit and I believe they will allow the garment bag for the fancy stuff although you may have to show the wedding invite and it can be dependent on how full the flight is and the mood of the flight attendants. I would call the airline and ask what their policy is. If that doesn't work I usually roll my clothes very carefully and pack them in the suitcase. If you have an iron where your staying you can use that (the easy way) or you can hang the items in the bathroom and run the shower as hot as it can go, the steam will get the wrinkles out. One thing I would make sure I do is take the fancy wedding clothes as a carry on no matter what you do, the airlines can and do lose luggage and while they usually find it I have returned from trips by the time it is located and the airlines have dropped it at my house after the trip was over.
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i travel a lot and many times, if it just one suit and for special affair, they will hand it

other option- try the link below- it works- of you get any small wrinkles hang in bathroom, turn show on hot, steam up bathroom and let steam get wrinkles out- but you prob won't get wrinkles
BTW, I live about 7 miles from where you are going, beautiful area- do some sightseeing along the hudson or in Manhattan (you can train to NYC)


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Bundle pack. I can pack for a week of business meetings in a carry on with gym clothes and shoes and not have to do more than hang it up while I shower. That being said bring an extra hanger if it fits as the bull shit don't steal me ones are a PITA

http://www.onebag.com/pack.html
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Originally Posted by hipmotized View Post
i travel a lot and many times, if it just one suit and for special affair, they will hand it

other option- try the link below- it works- of you get any small wrinkles hang in bathroom, turn show on hot, steam up bathroom and let steam get wrinkles out- but you prob won't get wrinkles
BTW, I live about 7 miles from where you are going, beautiful area- do some sightseeing along the hudson or in Manhattan (you can train to NYC)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDGWW7_O2sI
Grew up in Connecticut, family is from Brooklyn/Queens. Went to CIA in Hyde Park... Know the area well Can't decide what to eat in three days there
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For dress shirts I have them laundered at a dry cleaner and then folded and wrapped. They come back like when you buy them from a store. Just pack them in the bag and no worries for wrinkles. Most suits travel fine. Pants you can fold. Suit jackets don't hold wrinkles if you fold them properly or just wear the jacket on the plane.
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I can pack for a week of business travel in a carry-on.
I have shirts and pants dry cleaned with heavy starch, and ask them to fold rather than hang. They can fold shirts like when they were in the store (something I am not smart enough to do!) , and they fold pants with tissue paper between the folds. Usually unpacks wrinkle free, or so minor that hanging in the bathroom while I shower takes care of it.

Then it's just the usual stuff of maximizing space : pack shaving items in shoes, roll underwear and socks so they fit in corners, or inside the collar of folded shirts (prevents collar crush), and if I have have ties I fold them and put the in a file in my briefcase / computer bag.
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[QUOTE=Design59;7919872]I can pack for a week of business travel in a carry-on.
I have shirts and pants dry cleaned with heavy starch, and ask them to fold rather than hang.
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I do the same thing. And ditto what cutt said regarding hanging the up in the shower stall with lots of steam. Works great.
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Thanks for the OP.

My Sperrys don't get polished, my Kavus don't get ironed, and the golf shirts are wrinkle-free.

Thanks for reminding me that what I wear 95% of the time is that easy to wear

Travel? We take our bus, so that's just adding to how lucky we are.
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Shirts folded then touched up with an iron. Often touch up suit pants as well. For a tux, may be able to touch up or simply use the hotels press service.
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Buy a bottle of downy wrinkle release...i use it every day.all you have to do is spray it on and then smooth out the wrinkles by hand or by tugging on the clothes if they are on you. Takes out about 99 % of wrinkles. We go through a bottle a month but never have to iron
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Originally Posted by BadgerS View Post
Lightweight garmet bag and hope they can hang it in the cabin?
Large suitcase and hope for the best?
Unless you are flying first class, United won't hang anything for you (also keep in mind with United you pay $25 for every checked bag, so you may want to only pack carry-ons); and JetBlue doesn't have a hanging locker on their A320's.
I find that if I do a good job neatly folding items where they should be folded - to maintain the natural creases, I don't end up with wrinkled suits or shirts.
The second key is to pack as close to the time you are flying out as possible and unpacking is done in the first 5 minutes you get into the room.
Garment bags work best with suits, but a 22" roll-aboard also does well (minimum folding).
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
For dress shirts I have them laundered at a dry cleaner and then folded and wrapped. They come back like when you buy them from a store. Just pack them in the bag and no worries for wrinkles. Most suits travel fine. Pants you can fold. Suit jackets don't hold wrinkles if you fold them properly or just wear the jacket on the plane.
Same. If you don't have your shirts folded from the dry cleaner you can do it yourself and pack then layered with the cellophane (sp) that your clothes come from the dry cleaners in.
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I travel quite a bit (2 days week minimum) and always wear slacks, dress shirt and jacket, standard sales guy uniform. I also only do carry on and my roller has a built in garment bag that folds 3 times.

No matter what there are some wrinkles which I either iron or the best trick is to see if the hotel has a laundry. Take the wrinkled clothes (even the sport coat/jacket if needed) and one of the hand towels from your room. Get the towel wet and wrung out, throw the clothes in the dryer with the towel. Let them run 15~20 minutes, pull from the dryer and hang immediately. They will look like there fresh from the cleaners.

Only warning is cheap hand towels may leave little white fibers on your dark clothes, have a lint brush.

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heavy starch and tissue paper in the shirts and pants.

then a quick iron in the hotel room after hanging in the bathroom with all the steam
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Was in Miami the past few days on biz.
Had suits and shirts cleaned, left them individually in the plastic and hangers from the cleaners and put in the garment bag and put the garment bag in my checked luggage.
Perfect.

I still hang all my clothes in the bathroom and steam them down after I check in...
Did not need it but still did it anyway.
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
I travel quite a bit (2 days week minimum) and always wear slacks, dress shirt and jacket, standard sales guy uniform. I also only do carry on and my roller has a built in garment bag that folds 3 times.

No matter what there are some wrinkles which I either iron or the best trick is to see if the hotel has a laundry. Take the wrinkled clothes (even the sport coat/jacket if needed) and one of the hand towels from your room. Get the towel wet and wrung out, throw the clothes in the dryer with the towel. Let them run 15~20 minutes, pull from the dryer and hang immediately. They will look like there fresh from the cleaners.

Only warning is cheap hand towels may leave little white fibers on your dark clothes, have a lint brush.

This is it - Some sort of garment bag and resign yourself to the fact you will be ironing.
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hotel iron. I do 40+ weeks a year on the road and have never found anything that truly works. It only takes a 30 minutes first night at hotel to be ready for the week. Go buy a six pack and just do it.
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
For dress shirts I have them laundered at a dry cleaner and then folded and wrapped. They come back like when you buy them from a store. Just pack them in the bag and no worries for wrinkles. Most suits travel fine. Pants you can fold. Suit jackets don't hold wrinkles if you fold them properly or just wear the jacket on the plane.


I would not recommend wearing the tux on the plane.


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I would not recommend wearing the tux on the plane.


One way to get the party started...

My 5 year old is beyond excited to wear a tux and bow tie. Just give him time and he will learn that he doesn't want to be in uniform...

Looking forward to a good time with family. Just wishing it could be a longer trip, my wife is a school teacher and can't miss the last few days of school which are the following week.

Too many food cravings/too short of time. How is a guy supposed to figure out corned beef/pastrami/bagels/pizza/cannolis/lobster/chowder/steak/nathan's in 3 days in the area?!!?!?
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