When travelling there’s one rule: comfort is king. Granted we’re not suggesting a onesie here, but you can get comfortable without going fullon slumber party. Whether you’re travelling light for a short weekend break or flying long-haul, look for simplicity, comfort and, versatility style.
Off-white Logo Printed Jersey Sweater, £360
Jersey sweaters are a staple comfort garment and this one from streetwear giant Off-White is just what you want when time-zone hopping. Its relaxed fit encourages slouching while the street cred speaks for itself. It’s the perfect mix.
Available at off—white.com
A.P.C Lucille Banana Nylon Hip Bag, €120
Ah the humble bum bag, talisman of tourists everywhere. But don’t let their reputation put you off – god are they useful. This fetching APC number (calling it a hip bag isn’t fooling anyone) has a reinforced quilted back to give more comfort as you are going to be wearing it all day. Every day.
Available at apc.fr
Brunello Cucinelli Reversible Gilet, £2,460
The practicality of a gilet is second to none, adding an extra layering option without any fuss. This reversible version gives you the option to look one way when leaving and then have a completely new look on your arrival or return – two Brunello Cucinelli designs for the (admittedly high) price of one. Absolute gold.
Available at shop.brunellocucinelli.com
Vetements Oversized Printed Short Sleeve Shirt, £490
Add a bit of fun to your travels with this colourful offering from Vetements. From afar it could be confused with a floral shirt; look closer though and it becomes a cartoon hall of fame with all your favourite (and least favourite) 2D mascots. Recommended to take on sunnier adventures to let the artwork really sing. (FYI there are matching sweatpants).
Available at vetementswebsite.com
KJUS Linard Thermal Shirt Jacket, £299
The perfect layering piece of technical wear, this nifty thermal shirt jacket is a sure-fire winner. Its smart/ causal look can be worn separately or paired with your favourite piece of outerwear. It’s definitely more jacket than shirt, whereas others on the market may be more shirt that jacket – making this ideal for winter travelling.
Available at kjus.com
P Slim Fit Wool-cashmere Blend Sweat Pants, £195
It goes without saying that an essential for long-haul flying is a pair of comfortable trousers. A shoo-in for that title would go to the trusty sweat pant. Bring that added luxury with you and go with something that is soft to the touch, such as these cashmere blend sweat pants. Ideal to be worn with sneakers or better yet, sans footwear.
Available at mrporter.com
Paul Smith ‘The Soho’ Tailored-fit ‘A Suit to Travel in’ Suit, £800
Any business traveller needs a suit that stays fresh and doesn’t crinkle so you can effortlessly breeze through to your meeting looking sharp. This suit from British legend Paul Smith is made with a high-twist worsted wool yarn resulting in a crease-resistant cloth that springs back into shape when crushed.
Available at paulsmith.com
Tod’s Scuba Effect Fabric & Suede Sneakers, £440
When you’re planning to arrive at the lounge nice and early and kick back, white sneakers are a safe bet and can go with a variety of outfits, cool, casual or both. Tod’s exudes luxury and comfort and this contemporary offering is geared for the modern globetrotter. Wear with some Flysafe socks from HJ Socks and you’ll be laughing.
Available at tods.com
Begg & Co Wispy Merchant Ultra Lightweight Cashmere Scarf, £300
You never know when you need to wrap up a little extra due to an unexpected chill or to find the air-con on full blast. A lightweight scarf solves these issues and more, simple to pack and whip out when you need it. Begg & Co are the masters of ultralightweight cashmere and the only reason this shouldn’t be in your bag is because it’s around your neck.
Available at beggandcompany.com
Orlebar Brown Caldwell Cottonlinen Blend Trousers, £195
If travelling to warmer climates there’s the argument of whether or not you should dress for the destination. If you’re on the fence about that (I’m with you there), linen is a great compromise. Pair with a gilet and you’ll be right as rain. These particular trousers from Orlebar Brown are a relaxed fit with side adjusters giving you a comfortable fit with a holiday-like flow.
Available at orlebarbrown.com