Imagine this: Tomorrow you are hopping on a plane to go on a company trip to Boston for the third time in the last three months. Your plane leaves at 6:36 a.m. and you know that means you have to leave at, well, let’s just say you have to leave at an hour so early you don’t really want to talk about it.
Hey, I’ve been there too many times to count. And I know the last thing you want to think about is dressing to impress for your plane ride on which all of the passengers will be half asleep, except for the flight attendants who have seemingly endless energy and the two toddlers who are cute until they start crying.
Sweatpants sound great, don’t they?
But before you give up on dressing to impress on your business trip, let me offer another alternative. You stock your wardrobe with a few key business formal pieces that are made for travel. You may not know this, but there are many options for a fella who wants to look good while traveling andfeel comfortable at the same time.
Here are a few features to look for in a blazer that looks put together, but also works well for travel:
- Search for a blazer that has stretch and flexibility. There are many options these days that are made to be comfortable. They feature comfortable fabrics with more stretch for getting from here to there and sitting on a plane seat. I recommend the Jetsetter Stretch Italian Wool Blazer from Bonobos ($500) designed specifically for travel and even features a passport pocket.
- Speaking of pockets, another thing to look for in your travel blazer is pockets that work well for travel. A big trend in blazers right now is a zipper pocket feature which works perfectly for holding that plane ticket or passport you don’t want to lose. A lot of travel blazers will also have more products than the average blazer.
- The Ultimate Blazer Jacket by Ermenegildo Zegna even has 10 pockets!
- Find an option that doesn’t wrinkle. Can you imagine not having to worry about steaming the hundreds of wrinkles your clothing collected throughout your travels? It would be great! Well, dreams come true. The check out the Paul Smith textured blazer. The textured wool that composes this blazer doesn’t wrinkle like a standard option.
- Now you are ready to travel in style and comfort. How’s that for a winning combo?
Let me offer one last pro tip: If you can’t find a blazer that has all the makings of your perfect travel companion, think about going custom. With a custom blazer, you can design the travel blazer of your dreams.
Questions about more ways to find the perfect travel blazer? Let me know.