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Clothes while flying...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by EZETHATSME, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Doxe

    Doxe Well-Known Member

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    I have a Ermenegildo Zegna silk/wool blend SC that has more pockets than Inspector Gadget's overcoat. I can fit everything I need in it.

    Now with the new travel restrictions, I'm tempted to wear a man-thong and flip-flops. No need for a body scanner, you can already see everything - and more.

    Naked - it's the new black [​IMG]
     
  2. RoyalPaJamas

    RoyalPaJamas Well-Known Member

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    I always travel in a suit or, at the least, an SC. For me it's the convenience; those extra pockets are great for ticket, passport, etc. And when it's time for security, just pop your watch, wallet, keys, belt, and any other items into the jacket, send it through the conveyor in the tote with your shoes, and reunite on the other side. You can then re-position them at your leisure, rather than trying to pick up every stray coin individually from the tote immediately upon crossing through the scanner.
     
  3. Blackhood

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    Naked - it's the new black [​IMG]


    Its possible I just found a new catchphrase!
     
  4. Dragon

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    I always travel in a tracksuit. It's the closest thing to wearing pajamas, without actually wearing pajamas. [​IMG]
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    For long flights to warm climates or in warm weather, I tend to always wear linen, including a linen odd jacket. It's very comfortable and cool. I always wear a jacket of some sort because of the convenience of having pockets, and because of temperature fluctuations.
     
  6. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    It is true that people don't dress to travel like they used to, it's not just the airports though it is all over. People seemed to have lost their sense of socail decency when it comes to dressing for certain ocasions. I though I was the only one who would still wear a suit on a plane but I am glad to see here that I am not the only one.
     
  7. manofstyle

    manofstyle Well-Known Member

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    It is true that people don't dress to travel like they used to, it's not just the airports though it is all over. People seemed to have lost their sense of socail decency when it comes to dressing for certain ocasions. I though I was the only one who would still wear a suit on a plane but I am glad to see here that I am not the only one.

    I wouldn't treat my suits in that way...
     
  8. tcolberg

    tcolberg Well-Known Member

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    I always travel in a suit or, at the least, an SC. For me it's the convenience; those extra pockets are great for ticket, passport, etc. And when it's time for security, just pop your watch, wallet, keys, belt, and any other items into the jacket, send it through the conveyor in the tote with your shoes, and reunite on the other side. You can then re-position them at your leisure, rather than trying to pick up every stray coin individually from the tote immediately upon crossing through the scanner.

    This.
     
  9. Mountains

    Mountains Well-Known Member

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    It is true that people don't dress to travel like they used to, it's not just the airports though it is all over. People seemed to have lost their sense of socail decency when it comes to dressing for certain ocasions. I though I was the only one who would still wear a suit on a plane but I am glad to see here that I am not the only one.

    If I'm getting on a long flight, I'm going to damn well make sure I'm comfortable. And there are more comfortable clothes to wear than suits - even a button down with a pair of chinos and loafers will be easier to relax in.
     
  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    I sleep maybe 26 or so nights a year on planes, not to mention shorter flights. I used to wear suits, and frankly sleepin a suit just want's a great idea. now I fly in sweats and sneakers and a skullcap. about as comfortable as it gets.
     
  11. Lowndes

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    (1) I think people should just worry about the way they look and not give a crap about how others are dressed. I don't really see the point in that.

    (2) Elaborating on (1) you have no idea why these people are wearing what they are. I am going to be making a 6 week trip in August/September to London, SE Asia, and Hong Kong with just a carryon backpack. I'll tell you what isn't going to get packed in there and that is a sport coat/suit. I'll wear a pair of khaki pants or shorts and a polo on the flight.
     
  12. MortyGras

    MortyGras Well-Known Member

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    Grandma always tells me to dress up when i fly.
    Quite a few times she has had her ticket upgraded just because she was in a suit.
     
  13. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Well-Known Member

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    The longer the flight the more casual the clothing - if I am in First or Business class and I'm sleeping, it won't be in a suit...now I won't be seen in a gym suit either; blue jeans a nice pair of casual shoes and a wrinkle resistant button down are the most casual I'd ever get. Just me...
     
  14. oroy38

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    OCBD
    Sweater
    Corduroy Sportcoat
    Jeans
    Loafers

    The corduroy sportcoat is completely unstructured so I don't have to worry about it being crushed or getting wrinkled and it's warm enough with the sweater under it for even the coldest flights.
     
  15. Oleg

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    For us Brits now residing in the Antipodes and facing a plus 24 hour flight to get back home on a regular basis, comfort is not just the main but the only priority. For the first time, on my way back to Oz from Heathrow last month, I changed into jogging bottoms ('sweats' for the Yanks, I believe) on the plane. I felt bad about it for about 10 minutes until I realised that I wasn't going have to excavate a wedgie every hour or so. If I can find something more aesthetically acceptable that's close to being as comfortable in time for my next trip next month, I will gladly wear that.
    Strikes me that there's a considerable gap in the market for clothes for travelling that don't look terrible (only seems to be Rohan-style stuff), particularly strides.
    As for dressing up for travelling, anyone donning a suit especially for an economy class flight from Sydney to Heathrow or Auckland to LA is either 'a bit of a chief' or in need of help, IMHO.
     
  16. Aneil4lom

    Aneil4lom Well-Known Member

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    I generally travel in running sneakers and sweat pants.
     
  17. Hiras Fashion

    Hiras Fashion Well-Known Member

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    It would be great to wear something casual while flying, but for for most, flying is associated with doing business in various cities. It's better to be dressed well even while flying because you never know who might be watching, that's why we make sure our master fitters wear their best suits while flying as well.
     
  18. Veremund

    Veremund Well-Known Member

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    That's why it's always better to be well-dressed.
     
  19. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    nobody gets upgraded today because of how they are dressed. their are computers that do that, now.
     

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