06/12/2014 04:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Fold a Jacket to Avoid Wrinkles

This is a short and simple trick that can make all the difference. Ever wonder why men always look so crisp and tidy even after a ten hour trip? Their secret: they know how to fold a jacket. Us women tend to bundle them up, fold them in half, and shove them into the overhead compartment.

My many years of traveling have made me both an astute observer and a junky for new packing tips. And thanks to that, I have learned this trick from the boys. Here's how they do it.

Step 1: Invert one shoulder of the jacket.


Step 2: Insert the other shoulder into the inverted shoulder.


Make sure that the lining of the jacket is outside of the fold. This is the guaranteed wrinkle-free trick!

Step 3: Fold in half.


Voila! No more bundles of wrinkles.

All Pictures Courtesy of Mariana Hellmund