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  • motosacto
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    I have a Filson roll-aboard that I have taken on about 700,000 miles worth of trips. Fits up to 5 days of business or business-casual clothing. It is just breaking in. On the plane, I generally wear the more casual side of what I wear to work - chinos, Nordstrom button down shirt, dress shoes. I usually take a more casual jacket like a Baracuta G9 for the plane. It is practical for flying but still fairly presentable for an engineer like me.

    Lately, when I have had to fly on Sunday it’s been in denim and a hoodie, but still decent shoes like desert boots and a nicer shirt.

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  • joekloo
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    Originally posted by DocDave View Post
    What are 'normal' flight clothes? And what carry-on are you using to be able to fit in a change of clothes plus usual plane stuff (headphones? computer? books? etc.). Thanks.

    Sorry - I meant my normal travel outfit (Sportscoat/chinos). I always fly with a small carry on roll suitcase and by briefcase. I am lucky that my company pays for business class for me on flights over 8 hours when my stay is only going to be a few days. I will carry my shorts and tee shirt in my breifcase and in business class they will hang up my sportscoat for me and there is plenty of room in business class to store my pants and shirt.

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  • neminat
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    I normally dress casually when i travel. Nice fitting / hemmed jeans and a tucked in polo / tee shirt (plain - not logoed etc) with shoes / drivers. I dont want to be restricted or stuffy when i travel. If i have a meeting right when i land that obviously will change my outfit up a whole lot.

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  • hockeysc23
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    Originally posted by Mr. Charles View Post
    The last year or so I've had to take a few business trips... one of them to the Philippines which was roughly 24 hours of traveling each way. Usually I wear jeans and a polo, and perhaps a sport coat. On the Philippine trip I ditch the sport coat in favor of my GR1 (backpack) for practicality reasons and stuck with jeans/polo. By the time I got there, my clothes were gross. At the risk of oversharing (so sorry, but now you've been warned), I tend to run hot and sweat quite a bit - especially under stress for which this sort of travel is a source. To combat that on the way home, I wore a tech polo and BR CoreTemp chinos. Much cooler, and more comfortable but I still managed to sweat through them quite embarrassingly. I suppose I'll be back to jeans next time. They aren't as comfortable, but hide the sweat far better.
    You’re not alone. Had a flight to San Diego last year from Dc. Cramped middle seat next to two guys over 6’ and wider than their seats. My air vent didn’t work. I was miserable and drenched before we landed. Landed went to the bathroom and threw my t shirt away and grabbed one out of my travel bag. Given the cramped nature of flights it’s not worth it to me to wear nicer clothes.

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by joekloo View Post
    I know what you mean. I fly to Asia 3-4 times per year and the temp on the plane gets to 80+ I swear. For those trips I wear my normal flight clothes on the plane, then before takeoff go to bathroom and change into shorts and tee shirt for flight. About 1 hour before landing I change back.
    What are 'normal' flight clothes? And what carry-on are you using to be able to fit in a change of clothes plus usual plane stuff (headphones? computer? books? etc.). Thanks.

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  • joekloo
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    Originally posted by Mr. Charles View Post
    The last year or so I've had to take a few business trips... one of them to the Philippines which was roughly 24 hours of traveling each way. Usually I wear jeans and a polo, and perhaps a sport coat. On the Philippine trip I ditch the sport coat in favor of my GR1 (backpack) for practicality reasons and stuck with jeans/polo. By the time I got there, my clothes were gross. At the risk of oversharing (so sorry, but now you've been warned), I tend to run hot and sweat quite a bit - especially under stress for which this sort of travel is a source. To combat that on the way home, I wore a tech polo and BR CoreTemp chinos. Much cooler, and more comfortable but I still managed to sweat through them quite embarrassingly. I suppose I'll be back to jeans next time. They aren't as comfortable, but hide the sweat far better.

    I know what you mean. I fly to Asia 3-4 times per year and the temp on the plane gets to 80+ I swear. For those trips I wear my normal flight clothes on the plane, then before takeoff go to bathroom and change into shorts and tee shirt for flight. About 1 hour before landing I change back.

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  • Mr. Charles
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    The last year or so I've had to take a few business trips... one of them to the Philippines which was roughly 24 hours of traveling each way. Usually I wear jeans and a polo, and perhaps a sport coat. On the Philippine trip I ditch the sport coat in favor of my GR1 (backpack) for practicality reasons and stuck with jeans/polo. By the time I got there, my clothes were gross. At the risk of oversharing (so sorry, but now you've been warned), I tend to run hot and sweat quite a bit - especially under stress for which this sort of travel is a source. To combat that on the way home, I wore a tech polo and BR CoreTemp chinos. Much cooler, and more comfortable but I still managed to sweat through them quite embarrassingly. I suppose I'll be back to jeans next time. They aren't as comfortable, but hide the sweat far better.

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  • Deke
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    My work travel is generally a pretty casual affair (often involves outdoor testing), so I'm usually in jeans. The big thing I've learned is the value of the front shirt pocket. It's such a handy place to stash stuff when you're in a cramped airplane seat. I always feel a little naked when I don't plan accordingly and end up wearing a pocket-less shirt to fly in.

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  • caktaylor
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    When I travel for work, I almost always have to wear suit/tie during the day. Because I like to pack light, on the plane I wear whatever my primary (after work hours) casual pieces for the week will be. I unpack when I get to the hotel, and my suits are almost always good to go the next morning when I head to the office. The shirts are generally a bit more wrinkled in the arms, but my jacket hides that. Since I am almost always cold in office buildings, I tend to keep on my suit jackets during the day.

    As of last year, the Core Temp chinos are typically my casual pants for the week. They are lightweight, stretchy, resist wrinkling and if it ever became necessary, I could easily wash them in the hotel room and they would dry very quickly. A good second, more casual choice would be the Prana Brion pant. All of the characteristics of the Cor Temp that I mentioned, only in a jean style. The Prana Brion have no natural fibers.

    Here are the Brion pants at Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/prAna-Living-...dp/B00H9ME198/

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  • DocDave
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    Originally posted by joekloo View Post
    I do not own any of the tech or Core Temp pants but I have been tempted to get some for travel. They seem like a good option and now [MENTION=20690]JohnR[/MENTION] convinced me to give them a try.
    On my last business trip I wore the Uniqlo Kando pants, thinking a light weight pant would be good. I think for the most part the pants hit the mark. Business looking enough, yet light enough for travel. If the Core Temp pants are along the same line, they might be a good bet.

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  • ajk
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    I enjoy the utility of a sport coat, but I find them incredibly uncomfortable to wear on a plane. Has anyone found a good sport coat with some stretch?


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  • Ron
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    I don't have any work related travel (retired) but I have had a lot of leisure travel lately.

    I like to be well dressed but more on the casual end of the spectrum since I don't have to worry about going into the office.

    Dark wash jeans, OCBD shirt with a sweater in the colder months or a short sleeve henley for warmer weather. Some type of jacket whether it's a light weight field jacket or a cotton blazer. I like having the pockets.

    Shoes are either loafers or suede chukkas.

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  • 3piece
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    A pair of wool trousers--last multiple wears without laundering. Of course it only goes with a shirt and dress shoes. Not the most comfortable but bearable (it's what I wear everyday).

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  • joekloo
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    Originally posted by caktaylor View Post
    When I travel for work, I almost always have to wear suit/tie during the day. Because I like to pack light, on the plane I wear whatever my primary (after work hours) casual pieces for the week will be. I unpack when I get to the hotel, and my suits are almost always good to go the next morning when I head to the office. The shirts are generally a bit more wrinkled in the arms, but my jacket hides that. Since I am almost always cold in office buildings, I tend to keep on my suit jackets during the day.

    Of course, sometimes I will need to fly in and go straight to the office. On those days, I wear my suit - complete with tie - during the flight. My second suit and casual pieces are in the bag.

    No one asked, but this is my travel bag. I am generally out of town for the entire work week (Sunday afternoon flight out, Friday afternoon flight home). People love this bag. I get compliments on it all the time.



    https://www.brooksbrothers.com/Footb...efault,pd.html
    I finally switched to using my roller bag for every trip except one night trips (I have a Kelty lightweight duffle I use then). Carrying a duffle with more than 1 pair of shoes and one days of clothes and then having my laptop bag on the other shoulder just got to be too much. But man that is good looking bag.

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  • joekloo
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    I always wear a sportscoat (I like having all the pockets and being a little better dressed than masses). If its warm and trip is more casual then Gap linen, cooler casual its a Gap cotton, cooler and more formal I have the S&M Hopsack wool. Warm trip I wear a polo under the jacket, otherwise long sleeve. Pants are mostly lightweight chinos.


    I do not own any of the tech or Core Temp pants but I have been tempted to get some for travel. They seem like a good option and now [MENTION=20690]JohnR[/MENTION] convinced me to give them a try.

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