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Your Jetset Essentials

04219_ironmcelebutopia5_122_702lo_rubytoon Being a gentleman traveler can have its challenges...

Let us set the scene. You’ve got a big meeting tomorrow in Tucson, followed by dinner plans in LA, and you’re facing the following options: pack a carry-on and risk looking disheveled or otherwise misdressed. Or check a bag and miss your first martini. Neither sounds ideal.

Luckily for you, we’ve got a few tricks to navigating such packing conundrums...

F13_1_MTA0013_A084_PD A Gray Blazer: Because a gray blazer, like this one from Steven Alan, goes with anything. Dress it up with trousers or down with jeans; either way, it won’t look out of place.

68_078684 A Merino Sweater: You’ll need something to stave off that frigid airline chill, like this extra-fine V-neck from Uniqlo. Plus, it can be a perfect under-the-blazer layer, should you be headed to cooler climes.

_7996562 A Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirt: Long flights have a way of making fine shirts look like used tissues. Avoid the embarrassment with crease-resistant selections like this Traveller Shirt by Thomas Pink.

cn6232402 Non-Iron Pants: The same goes for pants, and Banana Republic’s got you covered on that front. Which is handy, because last we checked, the TSA didn’t take kindly to carrying on steamers.

1005752_6 A Pair of Loafers: Avoid holding up the line at security by forsaking laces and going for something a bit more slip-on. Quoddy’s True Penny will do the trick, and they’re handsome enough for all post-flight activities.


70081-main-242 A Solid Weekender: Because you’ve got to put it all somewhere, don’t you? And this Filson Twill Carry-On is as good of a choice as any.