no you put your clothes in there hanging up and then it folds nice and neat in place and then you put it in the carry on. the one i have has a place for your laptop and stuff too, good for a day trip or 2 at the most.
my carry on has a suit folder in it also, you put your suite and hangups and then it folds into place and then you can put shoes and other stuff in the other part of the suitcase. but it doesn't work near as well as the garment bag for keeping everything in place.
some people use these too, i perfer a garment bag LINK
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