Across very many kilometers we have learned a few things about travelling in fashion, in style and in comfort while reclining at several feet from ground. Real gentlemen, when undertaking a business trip, know that a blazer is a must-wear.
However, for leisure purposes or regularly commuting through cities, do away with the tailoring and opt for something of a gentler brand. Alternatively, denim, Harrington and safari jackets are all timeless and versatile – adjust depending on destination weather.
While I am not saying you must try to emulate the flawlessly be-suited Gokudō on each flight, it does not hurt to look quite debonair upon arrival at your destination. Aside you feeling and looking stylish, a jacket is all you need to go straight from the plane to the boardroom. The extra layer is great for the chill of the aircraft cabin and the pockets come in incredibly handy for storing wallets, passports, tickets, phones etc.
Airplanes can offer a chilly climate, and taking a muffler or coat is always a good idea, even in the warmer months. However, because we are limited for space when we pack our wardrobe, and also to avoid crumpling the blazers, wearing our blazer on board saves a bit of space, and offers that layer of comfort when the cabin’s temperatures decrease. Remember, you’re only fighting off the cabin chill, not the winter weather of seasons past, so avoid getting kitted in overly thick blazers. All in all, choose a blazer or suit that fits well and is made with a non-attention grabbing color, and with minimal pattern.