As you may know, I’m a big supporter of dresing “down the middle”. Not too dressy, not too casual. Presentable for just about any occasion.
An example for early Spring: layering a lightweight v-neck knit with a tailored jacket.
Here are some examples.
1. Weekend Trip
The things some people wear to the airport baffle me. I know some folks whose routine air travel outfit involves sweat pants and gym shoes – which they bring on the trip only for traveling. This doesn’t make sense to me – granted I’m a fanatically light packer.
Having a “travel outfit” only makes your luggage heavier and puts a dent in your trip’s itinerary since you now have to head straight to the hotel to change and straighten up.
This is an ideal travel outfit for me. It’s plenty comfortble: broken-in chinos (with stretch), a lightweight cotton/cashmere sweater and rubber-soled chukka boots (I typically remove the jacket on the plane and fold it in my carry-on).
The key is that each piece can be worn for a range of events/purposes (keeping my carry-on as light as possible) and as soon as the plane lands I’m ready for wherever I need to go.
The oldest trick in the book: use the color of the sweater to pick up one of the subtle tones in the blazer. The more subtle the better.
- Burnt orange v-neck sweater by J.Crew
- Tan chukkas by Scarpe di Bianco
- Vintage belt
- Blazer by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Tortoiseshell sunglasses by Persol
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Slate chinos by Helmut Lang
- Canvas & leather duffle bag by Filson