Blazer Alteration: There are a few ways to skin this cat – variations on folding as well as rolling – but this is my preferred method. It has served me well for many, many years. Follow the step-by-step guide above and get some answers to common questions below. Happy packing. What’s the best way to pack a blazer, so it doesn’t wrinkle?
Well, the best way is to wear it on the plane and fold it neatly in the overhead bin! But if you’re taking more than one blazer, follow the guide above to start! However, there’s no way to keep your blazer from getting wrinkled if you’re packing it away in a suitcase, carry-on, or duffel bag
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You can attempt to lessen the amount of wrinkling by placing your blazer in a sealable plastic bag after folding it, but it’s still going to require some ironing/steaming once you get to your destination. I recommend investing in a travel steamer.
How about rolling?
Isn’t a method I use. I feel like it adds a bunch of stress to the collar and lapels. You could make an argument, I suppose, that rolling instead of folding might reduce large creases – and you might be right. Either way is a compromise. Just choose the one that feels right to you.
This alteration is not recommended because it’s costly, tough to predict success, and will likely end up costing you even more than this. This is because a suit jacket fit depends upon a delicate balancing act that is often disrupted by shoulder adjustments. If you’re going to touch the shoulders, you’re possibly going to have to pay for an alteration somewhere else on the jacket as well (e.g., front chest, halfback, biceps, armhole, etc.).