When you’re off travelling, the last thing you want to think about is what to wear each day. The ins and outs of menswear tend to take a backseat to the more important things: sunbathing, exploring the local culture, or, well, that important meeting you’ve travelled all the way here for. With our men’s vacation clothes guide, there’s no need to worry. Here’s how to stay stylish when you’re living out of a suitcase – whatever kind of trip you’re planning.
A short city break demands clothes that are easy to wear… but smart enough that your guidebook-recommended restaurant will still let you in. Try mixing and matching separates with a bit of stretch; you’ll have a look that’s perfectly cosmopolitan, with enough give for walking around those old streets all day long.
Tip: Do check the weather forecast before you pack, and make an appropriate outerwear choice.
Dressing for a work trip means balancing workwear with comfort in a way that no one will notice. Go for a suit with crease recovery like our Travel Suit, and non-iron shirts that you can safely stow in a suitcase. Or if you’re wearing your smarts for the journey, pick clothes that feel as cushy as loungewear – a Tyrwhitt Cool shirt designed to keep you fresh, for instance.
Tip: Slip on a stunner of a tie when you arrive to instantly invigorate your look.
Some fabrics were made for the beach, famed for their breathable qualities: think linen shirts and cotton chino shorts. Meanwhile, polos can take you from poolside to barstool, easily standing anything from the mess of dad duties to a sweaty night out – and those inevitable ice cream spills.
Tip: The biggest beach style faux pas? Sunburn. Please, don’t scrimp on the sunscreen.
You can fit a weekend’s worth of garb in your hand luggage no problem, if you pick your pieces right. Lightweight, iron-free casualwear – such as our non-iron chinos – are ideal. Meanwhile, casual shirts are a versatile choice, being both daytime- and evening-friendly; think checks, textures, or chambrays.
Tip: Travel in your bulkiest clothes, like your jacket and trainers, to save precious luggage space.