Business travelers know that a wrinkled shirt can create an impression and impact the results of the trip – negatively. That’s why packing these shirts to minimize the amount of wrinkles that will develop en route is crucial. While there are many techniques, we’ve found this process to be most reliable.
- Lay out your shirt on a clean, dry, flat, sturdy surface like a table. Button all the buttons. Turn the shirt so the buttons face downward. Straighten each sleeve so they extend straight out from either side.
- Fold the sleeves one at a time over the back from the shoulder and onto the shirt. It should make about a 45-degree angle. Line up the cuff of the sleeve so it is parallel to the edge of the shirt. Smooth out the sleeve working from shoulder to cuff.
- Then, fold each sleeve in half moving toward the middle of the shirt. Be sure to keep the sleeve on the inner have of the shirt. You should end up with a perfect rectangle, except for the shape of the collar. Smooth the shirt from top to bottom.
- Finally, fold the shirt in half so the collar meets the hem. Smooth the shirt again and put it in your suitcase.