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Men’s Fall Getaway Packing List
The Fall is here, and though this usually means getting back to the grind for most of us, it doesn’t preclude some quick getaways. Many of us also travel for work and try to carve out some leisure time for ourselves, and when we do, we like to shed the work clothes.
No need to overpack to look good
I do my fair share of travel, and if there is one thing I have learned, looking good doesn’t have to mean overpacking. It just means packing in a concise manner, where all items in the bag can interchange with each other.
Looking stylish during your travels
I’m not going to waste time talking about items such as what you like to work out in (if you, in fact, do) or choice of underwear. This list is simply how to look stylish during your excursions. This list is for the gentleman who looks to transition from a day being in a meeting or a museum to an evening at the bar of a luxury hotel with ease.
Here is a packing list for men who like to keep current and look good
These are updated looks for a man who likes to keep current and looking good. Here is my recommended packing list for this Autumn 2016. The color of choice, this and every season, is navy. Few colors are more versatile.
First the Duffle Bag
First, get yourself a cool bag in which to pack. I prefer a duffle. There’s a ruggedness about it that exudes coolness. You know, the guy who doesn’t mind carrying his bag. In all honesty, what man really looks good with a trolley. This duffle by
Filson fits the part. It’s easy to keep clean, and made of vinyl coated polyester, which makes it light. Roll your clothes when packing and you’ll see that everything I mention below will pack nicely and not crease.
Men’s Walking Shoes
For years, I was one of those people that were against wearing sneakers for anything other than athletic reasons. Recently, however, I’ve corrected my disposition and have decided to embrace the fact that it can be worn with just about anything. It also helps that there are great sneakers modeled these days just for that purpose. My favorite this season is this sleek sneaker by Prada. It goes well with everything, and I mean everything.
Another Men’s Shoe Option
It is, however, always a good idea to have a second shoe option. I have an affinity for slip-on shoes. It keeps an element of casualness and yet dressy enough for any occasion. These Bally Moccasins made of deerskin is supple, understated and diverse.
Spend a little more on your jeans.
Spend a little more on your jeans. You’ll find yourself wearing them more than you think. Rag and Bone has a good one. This is not one of those skinny numbers, that bearded kids that have never put in a hard day’s work, are wearing. This is a workman’s denim, with a modern fit that is not constricting. It’s also not your dad’s jean, or it may have been (assuming your dad is as polished as you) if only this model were offered in those days.
Uniqlo Chino Jogger Pants
By now, I’m sure you are as sick of traditional pants recommendation as much as I am. This season, try something a little different and yet not too much of a stretch outside of the classic offerings. One of my favorite items this season are these Uniqlo Chino Jogger pants. Believe me, they’re not for jogging nor will you look as such upon wearing. Though, you will certainly feel as comfortable as you would if you wore your sweatpants. You just may get hooked.
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to receive from my wife a tuxedo jacket made of a jersey material, by Etro. I loved that piece, but sometimes felt limited because it was a tuxedo model jacket and unless I wanted to look like James Bond or a rock star every time I went out, it was hard to wear without looking somewhat contrived. It was, however, the most comfortable thing I owned. The feeling was akin to wearing a comfortable sweater and yet be in a presentable jacket. This season, Boglioli has a sports jacket that functions in the most elegant and casual way; and because it’s a traditional notch lapel style, it can be worn day in, and day out. Packs well too.
Now the sweater
Layering is de rigueur when temperatures start dropping throughout the day. Sweaters are, of course, a must. This number by APC has a tailored look. The fabric combination of wool and silk provides a gentle hand and feels great to the skin.
Shirts are essential for fall
A J. Crew Flannel Shirt is an essential in the Fall. Few items speak to the season like this article. Soft and comforting. For a more refined option, few fits are as nice as those offered at Jonathan Mezibov.com. I always opt for an oxford when traveling; I don’t mind how this material crinkles a bit naturally.
Down Vest over the Shirt
Over a sweater, over a sports jacket; and to simply stay warm but not feel cumbersome; look no further than the Moncler Down Vest. This is worth the investment. You’ll thank yourself for many seasons to come.
Show off your ankle a bit and purchase some great socks. Etro has excellent options. I am a fan of scarves. I think it’s a great way to dress up just about any look. This year, however, there are excellent lengthy bandanas from J. Crew just to change things up a bit.
Packing list for 3 – 5 days of travel
This packing list should get you through 3-5 days easily. Wherever you may be going this season, do it in style and with a little swagger. It doesn’t matter if you fly economy, when you walk out, you’ll look first class.
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