I am hopping a plane to join The Partner and his family in LA for the holiday. I love traveling but I hate airports, maybe because they always bring me bad luck I feel. In particular did I ever tell you the story about how I was strip searched in Germany thanks to my underwear? Long story short, I bought new underwear made from a fancy “ionized” cotton designed to keep your “boys” more comfortable for the long haul. Well said underwear evidently set off a myriad of alarms at the Frankfurt airport and earned me a strip search by a woman who I swear was Eva Braun with a moustache.
After that fiasco, I vowed never to “dress” for the airport again. Nowadays whenever I travel, I stick with some variation of this standard airplane outfit:
I own these sneakers in about 4 colors. They are a breeze to slip on and off and have no metal or hard plastic parts, so they are perfect to wear through the security & x-ray lines.
I have a grey version and a black version of the above cashmere hoodie. It’s perfect for chilly planes and airports but can easily be thrown in the overhead if it becomes too hot.
I love the Saint James Nautical tees which you can find on their website or at JCrew. However, they are a bit pricey at $65 but they elevate the outfit from being completely devoid of style. Second, if I am in a rush, I can throw a blazer over this tee and be at a meeting or party with no one being the wiser.
The slight bit of stretch in these jeans make them alot more comfortable than many of my other (and more baggy) pants. Again, I can dress these up with a swap of my H Streets for a pair a dress shoes and be on my way. And don’t let the name fool you, they are not as tight as you think….again I am all about my “boys” having breathing room. I would not lead you down the wrong path.
I prefer jersey scarves when I travel because I can wash them when I get to my destination or back home fairly easily. Second, they are a little lighter than cashmere scarves so I can layer them on top of my hoodie and tee without overheating. Last, they are perfect since you can throw them into your carry and not take up too much room. Speaking of carry-ons…..
I love this bag. I loved it so much that I wore the first one into the ground and bought this one to replace it. The bag can be carried as a tote or worn messenger style thus freeing up your hands. The bottom of this bag is dipped in colored rubber latex which forms a waterproof and cleanable barrier! It fits perfectly under the seat and can hold: a laptop, 1 sweater, 1 water bottle, iPhone, 2 chargers, 1 tube of lip balm, 2 packs of gum, 2 design magazines and 1 bottle of hand sanitizer (in no particular order).
Now that you know what I will be wearing tomorrow, if you see some guy in this outfit wearing a pair of aviator sunglasses sipping a large coffee – it’s probably not me but give the dude props for having mad traveling style. I will be the guy sighing impatiently in the security line worrying if his underwear is going to set off some airport wide shut down.
Are you traveling tomorrow? What is your go to travel outfit? What are your Thanksgiving plans? Have a safe holiday and enjoy your time off!