gzaned said: Hey man! I'm going to be traveling to London and Paris for the first time in September and I've never been. Looking for some tips on staying functional for being on the go all day, while still being fashionable. Especially in the shoe department.
This is by no means official or validated, but this is just what came to mind over the past ten minutes:
- Overpacking is the worst thing to do; keeping your options limited is the best.
- Pack pieces that can act alone and as layers; this provides more options throughout the day.
- Make sure you have a soft, unstructured jacket that can fold easily and has ample storage room. My go-to there is a navy chino blazer.
- Bring a versatile bag that can fit your necessities and doesn’t weigh a ton.
- Wear mostly chinos. Jeans can get heavy and sweaty, and chinos don’t need to be ironed constantly. They’re fine with some wrinkle.
- As much oxford cloth shirting, for the above reason. Poplin and finer cloths wrinkle extremely easily, and when you’re pulling shit out of a suitcase, you don’t want to waste that time.
- Always smell good. Bring cologne for the times you have to wear a shirt that may have already been worn for half a day.
- Bring only one pair of dress shoes, preferably a brogue for versatility’s sake.
- Bring a pair of slip-ons, whether the be loafers, espadrilles, Vans, etc. It’s always good to have slip-ons to travel in or run out to a convenience store.
- Bring a simple sneaker. Again, versatility. Casual looks across the board work with one.
- At most, I’d bring four pairs of shoes, depending on how long you are staying.