The Manual - The perfectly packed bag

It's all too easy to over-pack. The solution? Really think about what you're going to be up to on your trip. If you're heading to Scotland it's probably alright to give your snorkel a miss. So, avoid being whacked with a hefty airport charge (not to mention a nasty case shoulder strain) by following our definitive guide to packing.

24 Hours
What - One suit (gray or blue, folded inside out to resist wrinkling), two dress shirts (folded), two ties (rolled up inside shoes), one sweater, one pair jeans, one pair dress shoes (unless you plan to wear them on the plane, in which case, leave out), socks, underwear.
How - Arrange items horizontally across the width of the bag.

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72 Hours
What - One suit (gray or blue, folded inside out), four dress shirts (folded), three ties (rolled up inside shoes), one sweater, one pair jeans, one pair dress shoes (unless you plan to wear them on the plane), one pair sneakers, socks, underwear.
How - Fold and stack from most casual (jeans) on bottom, to least (suits) on top.

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7 Days
What - two suits (gray and blue, folded inside out), eight dress shirts (folded), five ties (rolled up inside shoes), one sweater, one pair jeans, two pairs dress shoes (but only one pair if you're already wearing dress shoes on the plane), one pair sneakers, socks, underwear, workout gear as needed.
How - See 72 Hours.

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