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    I travel a lot on business and am looking for the ultimate travel outfit. This is primarily for flying and seeing the city over the weekend or after meetings but also needs to be professional enough to comfortably meet a client in. Any ideas?


    #2


    One tip I can give you is the light wait v-neck sweater. Work's for the cold of the plane flight and if your caught off guard on the ground or have to make a quick run somewhere you'll still look great. I would also grab a cheap bag of Hanes shirts (V-neck or Crew Cut) Always look good no matter what very flexible, you should always pack some.

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      #3


      I will have to 2nd Beefcake's light weight V-neck. Merino. It will work with almost anything. I throw them on over dress shirts and ties (instead of a blazer) or under the blazer all the time.


      Depending on your level of business attire needed, I like something like this:


      2 Shirts, 1 or 2 ties, loafers (slip on dress shoes are great for planes) that can all match with:


      Blazer, 1 v-neck, 1 pair dress pants, 1 pair dark jeans.


      If they all work together, it gives you a light-weight travel wardrobe that can be mixed and matched and work for a variety of climates changes over a weekend.

      "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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        #4


        greg hit it on the head. +100 on the loafers...

        "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
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          #5


          This might sound a little risky, but well constructed, modern cardigan might have a place in your wardrobe.

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            #6


            Not risky at all IMO, as i have an affinity for the cardi, that might be a good supplement to the blazer and lighter option. Depending on location, i would certainly throw in a Polo

            "The key to Success is the Quality of Execution"
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              #7


              Thanks for the input, I agree completely with the loafers idea. Any recommendations on a good light weight merino sweater?

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                #8


                Depends on your budget. I've heard good things about the Target ones for the price (but it is still Target). For a higher, yet still moderate price, I've had great luck with the Express 100% merino ones. I wear them to death and they've held up well after 2-3 years.


                I know Joe always recommends Banana Republic's Silk/Cotton/Cashmere blend sweaters that I have yet to try. Also the most expensive of the 3, but BR's sweaters tend to be pretty great.

                "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                  #9


                  +1 for loafers on the plane.


                  However, if you've got to go full blown suit for some reason, I think you've got to suck it up and tie your shoes.


                  I've got a couple of Gap's Merino V-necks, and they've held up pretty well for me.

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                    #10


                    I agree with zacharytpage. i travel every week and have to wear a suit every day. Slip on's are great for getting through airport security and for my more "casual" meetings, but anything that requires truly formal attire requires you to wear oxfords. You'll look and feel better wearing them, and you should be able to fit an additional pair of shoes in your carry-on without an issue.

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                      #11


                      I work in the IT industry and when I travel I tend to wear a suit on meetings but most of my clients are on the casual side of business casual. My standard travel wardrobe is: suit, three shirts that match with the suit and can be work with jeans if needed, black loafers, two ties, and I usually travel in dark jeans, brown slip ons, and a polo or sweater. I am looking to branch out a bit though, and jeans are definitely not comfortable for a long red-eye flight.

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