Going away this weekend?
Let’s get you — and your wardrobe — there in tiptop shape.
Requirements: comfy clothes that breathe well, work in both the hot sun and the chilly airport lounge, and, sartorially, elevate you above the level of the sweatpant.
So herein, the 10 perfect menswear items for summer travel, from a bold, wrinkle-free suit to packable oxfords that wear like a light sneaker.
Relax. We’ve got you covered.
For dressing up: Suitsupply Traveller
These jackets, trousers, dress shirts and unlined suits (dig that new bold striped navy number) are crafted from crease-resistant wool and two-ply cotton that help your clothes maintain their shape ... no matter how you pack it.
For flying business casual: Bluffworks Blazers
Wrinkle-free, quick-drying, breathable, machine-washable and featuring 10 built-in pockets. Pretty much goes with anything in your wardrobe, for play or work. Available in a classic or slim fit, in blue or grey.
For elevating casual: Hardgraft Ribs
Possibly our favorite leather bag company, Hardgraft just entered the menswear world with this collection of comfy tees, hoodies and brushed fleece sweatshirts. All supremely soft, with relaxed necklines and an oversized fit.
For emergency style maintenance: Jason Markk Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit
A mini version of the brand’s shoe cleaner, along with a brush, microfiber towel and three quick wipes, all in a TSA-approved mesh bag. Pair it with a travel bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release.
For long trips and minimalists: Unbound
Soft, comfy Merino wool apparel (tees, socks, underwear) that doesn’t need to be washed very often. Which isn’t the same as not washing it at all, mind you.
For going sock-free (at the right time): Native
We’ve been living in these since the weather hit 65 degrees. Native’s perforated sneakers weigh almost nothing, slip right on and will keep your dogs cool (and also not smelly). Courtesy tip: only take ‘em off for security, not in the plane.
For classing up your feet: Men's 2 ZERØGRAND Packable Saddle Knit Oxford
Good for dressing up or down, this oxford wears like a comfy running shoe and packs down ridiculously well.
For extra protection: The Slight Shirt
Nau actually has an entire travel collection devoted to soft, lightweight and stretchy fabrics that’ll do well for travel or unpredictable weather. We particularly like their Slight Shirt, a colorful, wind-resistant long sleeve that packs down into its own pocket. (This chambray hooded anorak by Battenwear also folds down nicely, and could be good for more extreme temp variations.)
For airline seat comfort: Talus Cashmere Hoodie
A lightweight, incredibly soft zip-up from Naadam crafted from organic cashmere sourced from Mongolia. It’ll keep that airplane chill to a minimum, and doubles as a makeshift pillow.
For stretching out: The Travel Pant
Everlane’s new slim-fit cotton trousers are decidedly lightweight, feature 4% stretch and look a helluva lot better than sweatpants (and they’re only $58).