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When preparing for a trip, we tend to focus our energies on booking hotels, researching attractions, planning routes and learning about the local culture. Planning our outfits, unfortunately, is often one the last things on our minds.
Just because we're away from home, however, doesn't mean fashion should be neglected. After all, dressing a little stylishly can heighten the experience by adding some of the old charm back into traveling. You also don't know who you might meet in a foreign place — it could be a new friend, and potential business partner or maybe even a romantic interest. If you dress well, you'll be prepared to meet anyone.
Furthermore, in many places in the world, you're probably going to stand out. So if the locals are going to be staring at you anyway, you might as well look your best.
Looking stylish, of course, doesn't necessarily mean walking around in a suit and tie. You just need to pack a few items that are both attractive and comfortable. This guide will provide some tips on how to look your best and feel good when you're living out of a suitcase.
Finding Stylish Travel Clothing
When searching your wardrobe or shopping for stylish travel clothing, keep the following four things in mind:
Luckily, finding travel clothing is easier than ever before. Men's travel wear is becoming more comfortable, affordable and stylish, and shirts and pants with wrinkle-free and sweat-wicking fabrics are becoming the norm.Tips For Traveling In Style
Here are our top recommendations for stylish travel clothing items and some of their practical benefits:
The hat is a classic accessory for men that has decreased in popularity over the last 50 years. This is unfortunate, as hats can be stylish and come with some practical benefits.
First of all, they're functional — they protect you from harsh elements such as rain, snow and sun, make you appear taller than you are and mask baldness or any imperfections on the top of your head. Wearing a hat will make you look and feel better.
Secondly, they're timelessly fashionable. For millennia, hats have largely helped to define the identities of the famous figures who wore them. It's tough to image cowboys without cowboy hats, Russians without their ushanka or Frank Sinatra without his fedora.
A few of our hat recommendations include:
If you have the room in your suitcase, it's best to bring along a few different types of shirts, including:
Most men these days don't accessorize much, but it's one of the easiest ways to be fashionable on vacation. This is because accessories don't take up much space in your suitcase but can completely transform your look.
Our most important tip regarding accessories is to keep them to a minimum. If they don't serve any purpose, don't bring them along.
Unless you're planning to without pants, your underwear is probably not going to affect your look. So in this section, we're going to focus merely on undergarments that maximize your comfort and convenience while traveling. Here are three criteria your underwear should meet:
Your underwear should be comfortable to wear and versatile. We tend to partake in a wide variety of activities when we travel, including walking, running, climbing and exercising, so your underwear should be suitable for all of these things. To achieve this, your undergarments should be made of a light, soft and breathable fabric. An elastic waistband that wicks moisture is also a plus.
Cotton boxer-briefs should be avoided, as they will stretch out easily and lose their shape, making it easier for them to ride up on your legs. Also, if cotton gets wet, it will likely cause chaffing.
When you're traveling, especially if you're only taking a carry on, your space is limited. To make the most of it, make sure to buy underwear that will pack down small.
Your underwear should be made of a material that dries quickly. Regular cotton underwear takes a long time to dry, and when it does dry, it's often hard and rough, which won't be much fun to wear. Cotton also isn't particularly effective at managing odors.5. Pants
When it comes to pants, you have many options, including jogging bottoms for maximum comfort, chinos for a smarter comfort or jeans for a more relaxed and stylish look. Many people have been led to believe that jeans are uncomfortable when traveling, but this is not necessarily true. Just make sure you choose jeans with a slim or relaxed fit.
One particularly versatile item is a pair of dark-colored jeans, whether black, indigo or navy. Dark jeans can be either casual or formal, and you can wear them with practically anything and for almost any event. With a button-down and blazer, you can go out to a fancy dinner, and with a t-shirt and jacket, you can wear them for everyday use. Jeans are definitely a men's must-have travel item.
It's also worth it to include a more formal pair of pants in a fabric that is suitable for the season. Wool is an excellent choice for winter, and cotton or linen works well for the summertime.6. Shoes
Picking the wrong shoes can be a serious mistake. Before choosing a pair to accompany you on your adventures, you need to consider the following:
Because we're aiming for fashion as well as comfort, ensure that your shoes go with the rest of your outfit. At least one pair should be able to pass for both casual and dress shoes, and you should be able to use them almost every day. Black and brown tend to be the easiest colors, but for some people, blue or red sneakers work just as well.
Shoes are often thought to be the most important part of one's look, so you should put extra time into picking a pair that's stylish and versatile. This also means you should make an effort to clean them regularly during your trip.
Here are some recommendations for stylish and comfy footwear for your travels:
Update Your Travel Wardrobe at Penner's
Travelling is always more enjoyable when you look and feel your best. At Penner's, we have a broad selection of items, including shirts, suits, pants, hats, shoes and accessories to enhance your next travel experience.
If you live in or around San Antonio, Texas, you can also drop by our store. Our friendly and professional staff includes seven full-time, in-house tailors, many of whom have over 25 years of experience. They are passionate about making you look as good as possible in your outfit — and all alterations are free of charge at the time of purchase.
Penner's is a family-owned business that has been providing San Antonio with the highest-quality men's clothing items for over 100 years. In addition to premium products, we also provide superior customer service. Call us at (210) 226-2487 or write to us using our contact form, and we will answer all of your questions as promptly as possible.
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