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Hi, I'm looking for someone (male or female) who is experienced with how to pack a suit to minimize wrinkles during bike commuting. This is for Po Campo's weekly video Q&A, it's a common question I get that I don't know how to really answer, since I've never worked at a place that requires suits.

The videos are short (3 minutes or so), we will come to you and you can shows us your secrets! Please msg me if you are interested in helping. Will take <15 min and we just need to film it before next Wednesday!

Thanks!

Maria

 

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No folding, rolling is the key. And this applies for every thing you pack, it also save space.

I think this question says more about the person asking it, than about those wearing a suit.

Julie Hochstadter said:

yes, many people still wear suits...

peter moormann said:

People still where suits to work?

I know the Prez  does, but regular people...suits?

yes.

mauricio osorio said:

No folding, rolling is the key. And this applies for every thing you pack, it also save space.

When I need to wear a suit, I use a garment bag that I bought from Nashbar (I think Performance carries the same thing). It hangs over the rear rack. The only problem is that, suits often hang longer than the bag and need to be curled at the bottom before zipping up the bag. But I shake the suit out, and have received no adverse comments.

I often wear a suit to work.  My standard commuting pannier is a garment-bag style set-up I got from Two Wheel Gear.  (See site here.)  The suit fits in there great (along with shoes and undergarments and all sorts of other crap I probably don't need to carry).  The few wrinkles I have in the suit when I arrive at work easily "hang out" while I shower after arriving at work.


R.D. Yant said:

When I need to wear a suit, I use a garment bag that I bought from Nashbar (I think Performance carries the same thing). It hangs over the rear rack. The only problem is that, suits often hang longer than the bag and need to be curled at the bottom before zipping up the bag. But I shake the suit out, and have received no adverse comments.

I commute often.  The method that works best for me is to fold each piece of clothing lengthwise so that it is less than the width of my panier or bag.  Then I carefully roll each item and place in my bag.  Pressed slacks, shirts, ties, sport / suit coat,.... all come out with no wrinkles. 

Hope this helps!

You guys all have great ideas.  Who contacted Maria to help her with her video?

Thanks for sharing, I hadn't seen that one yet.

Joe Studer 8.0 mi said:

I often wear a suit to work.  My standard commuting pannier is a garment-bag style set-up I got from Two Wheel Gear.  (See site here.)  The suit fits in there great (along with shoes and undergarments and all sorts of other crap I probably don't need to carry).  The few wrinkles I have in the suit when I arrive at work easily "hang out" while I shower after arriving at work.


R.D. Yant said:

When I need to wear a suit, I use a garment bag that I bought from Nashbar (I think Performance carries the same thing). It hangs over the rear rack. The only problem is that, suits often hang longer than the bag and need to be curled at the bottom before zipping up the bag. But I shake the suit out, and have received no adverse comments.

Okay, it sounds like the rolling method is the most popular and works best. Who wants to let me videotape your method? I'll sweeten the deal...there's a free Po Campo wallet in it for you. Kind of looks like this photo, but with black elastic instead of orange bungee. I can meet you Sunday afternoon or any time Monday. Anyone?

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