The Gentleman Traveler Pt.1
“Being a frequent traveller and hitting the road six to eight months a year requires a lot of energy, but has its perks—from collecting frequent flyer mileage and hotel chain loyalty cards, to discovering new places and meeting new people.
Packing and unpacking is becoming second nature for me, although sometimes I reflect on the past practice of hotels providing valets to unpack and pack a man’s suitcase, and how that luxury has become virtually obsolete. So of course I’m left to do the work by myself.
In the first edition of a new short series – The Gentleman Traveler, I will share some habits I’ve learned along the way. Many times, I’ve been asked how to pack and especially how to fold items in a suitcase that are typically suspended on hangers.
Button down shirts are really tricky to handle, as they tend to wrinkle easily and need to be folded in a deliberate way to avoid needing a good ironing upon arrival. I’m sure that there are many methods of handling shirts when traveling, and the following just happens to be the method that works best based on my own experience.”
Click on The Gentleman Traveler to read PG’s method to fold your shirts.