What do you wear on long flights?

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  1. Plutoburn

    Plutoburn Member

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    At first, I wear outerwear that I'd wear if I was going out on a regular night. Then I opt for comfort and wear track pants and sweater. But I feel under-dressed but I don't want to give up comfort. It's a non-issue on domestic flights, but for those long flights where I am trying to fall asleep, comfort is quite important. So what can I wear to bridge gap between comfort and presentation.
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Jeans, a Sweater. low top sneakers or chukkas that easily loosen. I usually keep my jacket with me, to use as a blanket. If it's not a completely packed flight, I can usually fall asleep before take off, get up to drink and eat and watch a couple of movies, and then get back to sleeping.
     
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    Just rock the sweatpants. It's a long flight, not a board meeting or a fashion show. No reason make yourself uncomfortable and lose sleep over dressing yourself up.
     
  4. acidboy

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    during transpacific flights I bring along a pair of walking shorts and wear them before takeoff and wear my pants again before landing. yeah, I admit it.
     
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    jrd617 Senior member

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    I agree with packing a pair of sweatpants. You can always change before landing.

    No point in wrinkling a pair of slacks if you're going to be sitting for a long period of time. And jeans would be uncomfortable and hot, especially if you plan on sleeping. Your body temperature rises when you sleep.
     
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    I could be wearing a straight jacket as long as i have xanax
     
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    Chinos and a sweatshirt are about as dressed up I've gone on long flights. Hate people that look like complete bums in their matching Abercrombie sweatshirt and sweatpants.
     
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    The temperature is usually colder than normal so definitely get something thicker on top (sweater/jumper hoody etc) and wear sweatpants.
     
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    My in-flight uniform is almost always the same thing: chinos, polo shirt, crewneck sweater, suede Alden chukka boots.
     
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    wj4 Senior member

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    When I go on flights that last 12+ hours, my only concern is comfort. I wear a sweater, lounge pants, and slip on shoes so they can be easily taken off at airports for inspection.
     
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    Probably my WvG knickers, a t-shirt and a hoodie, with a pair of JV chucks (multi-eyelet slip ons). However I'd not put that on until the gate since I ride a motorcycle in and no way in hell I'm riding in that outfit.
     
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    I've always worn jeans and a t-shirt (also keep a spare t-shirt in my carry on so I can change if I feel like I smell). And a cardigan or jacket if I get cold. I also always take my shoes off.
     
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    Always wear jeans... more fading time. Always long sleeves too. I can't understand how people wear shorts, tshirt and flip flops on an airplane. Flip flops / sandals on a plane should be illegal.
     
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    I am a pig when I fly - I wear an under armor hoodie, sweatpants, sneakers, and sometimes a fishing vest (for the pockets). but I do 24 or so flights of more than 10 hours every year
     
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    last long haul flight these people were walking barefoot. barefoot! and they're going in the toilet!
     

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