Seven ways to travel light, from crease-free suits to convertible trousers

Take the wrinkles out of your journey with these clever options for the jet-setter who wants to disembark looking like a million dollars

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 October, 2016, 7:32pm
UPDATED : Monday, 24 October, 2016, 7:32pm

Hugo Boss Travel Line Jets/Lenon suit

A stylish as well as crease-resistant option for those jetting off to business meetings is this two-button jacket and matching trousers from Hugo Boss (HK$3,100), which is also breathable, so ideal for humid areas. Available at

ExOfficio Dryflylite

This long-sleeved shirt for women (HK$315) from US travel brand ExOfficio offers a wrinkle-resistant fabric that’s quick to dry. That’s ideal if you’re a wash-and-wear traveller, while its zippered chest pockets will come in handy for valuables.

Available at Racing The Planet, 22/F, 148 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, tel: 8102 8113

Royal Robbins Traveller Stretch

A functional pair of travel trousers that offer as much security as comfort are perfect for outdoor types. Not only are these stretch nylon fabric trousers (HK$660) easy to hike in, but two zipped hand pockets make storing cash, cards, passport and phone easy. The easy-remove convertible legs are handy, too. Available at The Overlander, 610 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, tel: 2117 1810

Rohan Men’s Envoy Collection

Something of a Holy Grail among business types is the crease-free suit. Although the cut isn’t as formal as some may wish, this understated British two-button design from travel brand Rohan’s Envoy Collection (HK$2,238 for the jacket/trousers) is perfect for smart-casual outings. It’s also machine washable. Available at

Columbia Silver Ridge travel shirts

Avoid the cliché of the khaki travel shirt by opting for something from Columbia’s reliable Silver Ridge collection. The shirts – such as the Silver Ridge Multi Plaid (HK$391) for women (there are plenty for men too) – are remarkably resistant to creases and come in a host of colours. Find them at Columbia Sportswear, Times Square, 1 Matheson St, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0830

Paul Smith ‘A Suit To Travel In’ Soho Wool Suit

For something altogether more formal, this classic-fit navy suit from Paul Smith is designed to be a crease-free solution for the business traveller. Made in Italy, the Soho Wool Suit (HK$7,238) with two-button jacket and trousers is made from charcoal wool. Dry-clean only. Sold by

Icebreaker 135 Sphere short sleeve shirt

This quick-drying technical layer from Icebreaker (HK$635) is good for hiking and general travel, with its Cool-Lite fabric made from 65 per cent merino wool, making it both breathable and impossible to crease. Made by New Zealand travel brand 135 Featherweight, it’s perfect for travelling light. Available at Racing The Planet 22/F, 148 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan, tel: 8102 8113