(marc237 @ April 04 2005,06:35) ...the vast majority of your fellow passengers will be more worried about whether they will land safely and on time, whether the baby two rows behind will really cry the entire flight, and whether the incredibly over-weight person coming down the aisle will really be taking the vacant seat next to him or her.
I fervently disagree. When I am at airports, I scrutinize people's attire, their looks, everything. This is one time, that making a strong statement of statement is critical. Heathrow and Tegel can be real fashion parades. Of course, returning to an American airport is always the first reminder of how frumpy and even monstrous most people look here (Sorry, but that is just my honest reaction and I realize that I am the real monster, etc., and will probably morph into an obese chode myself within ten years). This outfit the fellow has picked sounds very cool. Label whorish, no doubt, but I can imagine that it looks very sophisticated all put together. I would gladly wear it, and be still happier if I had a girlfriend who dressed the way his does. And, why can't you wear a crewneck over a dress-shirt and tie - even with french cuffs? It's very New England preppy. With the HL and Dior Homme pieces, it will be a chic update on that boring, but constantly revived, preppy look.