If you’re planning to escape the cold winter months of the UK in search of sunnier climates, make sure you have everything ready. Is your passport in-date? Have you packed everything? Do you have your airport outfit sorted?
A good airport outfit will keep you comfortable throughout your travel to the airport and through the flight. Men’s shirts retailer, QUIZMAN, have put together an outfit for every kind of flight.
Heading to the city
Going for a city break? Then, you need an outfit with an on-trend, urban look when you check-in for the flight.
A casual, short-sleeved shirt and mid-weight trousers makes for an easy, comfortable, yet trendy outfit. Tonal dressing is big in men’s fashion right now, so choose a colour you know looks good on you and get your top, pants and shoes in different shades of it. For example, if it’s Spring or Summer, embrace a pop of colour like yellow and tie in a pastel yellow blazer with bright yellow shoes. You may need a jacket when you land if you’re heading somewhere with a cool climate, like a city in northern Europe, but make sure you opt for something flexible and light — a stripe or chevron, zip windbreaker is ideal.
Chances are, you’ll be heading straight out after a short flight. So, put together a look that fits a bar or restaurant crowd to make sure you can head straight out after check-in.
Style can certainly take priority on a short-haul flight. Pull on a pair of turn-up jeans, which was a massive trend in men’s fashion weeks, and combine with a contrast polo shirt for an on-point, smart-casual look that’s fresh for summer 2018. Polish off the outfit with a chrome watch that’s easy to take off at the security scanner, and end with a pair of suede loafers — the ideal men’s shoe for summer.
Heading out for sun, sea, and sand? Tropical prints are definitely in this season, so button-up a short-sleeve shirt featuring a palm tree pattern and pull on a pair of beige or blue stretch shorts for the ultimate beach-ready look that’ll be comfy enough for a flight. If you don’t fancy wearing shorts at the airport bar, go for light-coloured chinos with a vertical-stripe shirt — a pattern that will be everywhere in men’s fashion throughout summer this year. Boat shoes make perfect holiday footwear, or you can opt for slip-on canvas sneakers for the same laid-back effect.
In it for the long haul
A long haul flight will see you sitting on the plane for longer, as well as milling in the airport. So, comfort merged with style is crucial to make your commute pass swiftly.
Aim to look and feel good. Go for a plain tee in a shade that matches the band on your side-stripe joggers — this clothing piece was on all the catwalks at the men’s SS18 international fashion shows. Match with neutral-colour, classic trainers that are easy to slip on and off at security and throw over a light-weight bomber, or boxy denim jacket that’s easy to roll up and put under your seat during the flight.
Flying for work
Here, you’ll need to balance formality with comfort. Obviously, you also need to consider how you will be flying. If you will be cramped on a passenger flight, then you need to wear more comfortable clothes. If you are flying business class or, even better, have found a private jet charter from somewhere like Jettly, then you will be able to dress a little smarter. Take inspiration from your normal work wardrobe, but just tweak it slightly to make it airport-appropriate — this means not wearing anything too tight and restrictive, or too many accessories that might cause a headache at security.
Check patterns are a hit for both this aims. Whether you go for larger window pane checks or a smaller grid check, a square-pattern blazer over a plain, long-sleeve, buttoned-up Oxford shirt delivers the perfect upper body style fit for a business-focused flight. Pair with stretch jeans to tone down the formality and offer you extra comfort for the journey, then finish off with tan brogues.
Keep the following tips in mind if you’re jetting off to ensure a hassle-free flight:
- Avoid belts: you only have to take these off for the security check.
- Layer up: go for multiple layers to keep your body temperature at the perfect level.
- Keep it functional: don’t wear clothes that are restrictive or awkward.
- Wear socks: to keep your feet cool and dry during long commutes.
- Avoid lace shoes if possible: go for footwear that’s easy to remove.
- Take a small carry-on bag or wear clothes with plenty of pockets: to keep your passport, boarding pass and other airport essentials safe.
Land in comfort, land in style — follow these great tips to make your flight a breeze.