Air Travel & Style

Travel for us today continues to become cheaper and more frequent. Whether you are constantly flying for work or just enjoy taking weekend trips, you have probably noticed that many people are at their worst style-wise in an airport terminal. Oversized sweatpants, sweatshirts and slip-on shoes abound to make travel a thing of comfort and ease for passengers. However, you don’t have to succumb to the oversized fleece outfits of your fellow man. If you put a bit of thought into your outfit when you are packing your suitcase for your flight you can save yourself a bit of trouble and you might end up rejoicing that put in some effort as you find yourself seated next to a cute girl or guy. While it’s no guarantee, the likelihood of getting a free upgrade certainly goes up when you look a bit more put together.

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Layer Up

While you may be no Beckham, you can certainly take some style tips from him. Airports, airplanes and your destination will all most likely have different climates and weather forecasts from each other. Your plane may be cold, the airport may be hot and it might even be snowing by the time you get off the plane. The best way to keep a lean suitcase while being prepared for multiple climates is to layer up for the plane. Things like casual button ups and cardigans can work for a range of temperatures and in the worst case can be thrown on your shoulder or stowed in your carryon; layer the two with a t-shirt underneath and you have just covered a huge range of climates with one outfit.

A button-up and a sweater can also work well with a light rain jacket, scarf or hat to make them work in nearly any climate. For a more formal look opt for a button-up and a blazer, that same scarf and hat will work with the combo and you will be one of the best looking guys on the whole plane. Layering up will save you room in your suitcase and mean that you can give yourself a go-to airport outfit for a variety of seasons and destinations.

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Another pain point during air travel is all of the security that you have to go through. Shoes are one place where you can take inspiration from your more slovenly air travelers and opt for shoes that don’t require a lot of time. While your crocced out dads and relatives may make you cringe at the airport they do have the right idea. Instead go for things like a chelsea boot, espadrilles, loafers, or boots that zip up for comfortable and stylish options that will have the TSA loving you. If you are going to be going to colder climates wearing things like boots on the plane will free up a surprising amount of space in your luggage for more important things while keeping you from needing to make any tough decisions.

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The Allen Young Collection Giveaway

Men’s fashion is a constantly changing and evolving landscape, but there have always been a few constants over the past decades of what could be considered modern menswear. The suit, tie and dress shirt combination have always been relatively constant in formalwear and live on as the real staples of any man’s wardrobe if he has a more formal office job. Others with less formal jobs may forgo the tie or suit jacket for a more relaxed look, but the button up shirt remains as a symbol of professionalism. As trends come and go it is tough to know when to shell out for quality and when it might be better to go for a cheaper piece of clothing as you can’t often be sure when certain styles will stay or go. However, there are a few places that you can be sure that your money will be well spent when opting for quality, those places are for your menswear staples. Things like jeans, basic tees, and formalwear will always be classics at this point and you can’t really go wrong with them. The problem with these is that once you spend all the time and money to get that perfect tailored suit, dress shirt or pair of jeans they do eventually wear down in places while remaining relatively new in other areas.

This is where the Allen Young collection has got you covered, they are thinking ahead in order to make finding your favorite dress shirt and keeping it around easier than ever. The company is endeavoring to create shirts that will be specially designed to stand up to the test of time and regular wear in those areas that are usually the first to go. No longer will your favorite shirt have to be retired from wearing it too often, meaning that you won’t have to spend the time and go through the hassle of finding the perfect shirt more than once.

One of the classic mainstays of fashion, the dress shirt, is getting overhauled for the future with a look at the garment’s past. Removable collars and cuffs used to be a thing of the past but they’re coming back in order to give you a dress shirt that is more fashionably versatile and longer lasting in the areas that really see wear and tear and stains. In addition to the longevity and versatility that comes with replaceable cuffs and collars the Allen Young Collection is also spearheading something that menswear has really needed for a while now, sweat protection that works. In each of the shirts there are sweat protecting pads at the underarms to help absorb sweat before it gets to the shirt causing embarrassing stains.

Many fashion companies that have made waves in recent history started on kickstarter so it is nice to see another company using the platform to push the envelope in the world of men’s fashion. You can check out their kickstarter page to learn more about the specifics of this new breed of shirt or check out their website. They have got a number of different pledge tiers but to be honest I think the best value is gonna be in that 2 shirt tier. With multiple cuffs and collars you could probably get away with wearing your Allen Young shirts 4 out of 5 of your work days if you spiced things up with new ties or suits each day. The company has stated that they are hoping to offer a ton more sizes than the traditional small, medium, large or 34/16 that we typically see in dress shirts which will hopefully mean these shirts will fit just how you like them without a tailor.

In order to create some buzz about the company and their kickstarter (as well as to giveaway some free stuff) Allen Young has offered 20% off on pledges of $98 or more when you mention you came from my site as well as a 10% discount in the future if you join the mailing list now. If that isn’t enough to get you a little excited, there’s on more thing. With just your email address you can enter to win some of the first new shirts off the line in early February next year. The more money backing the whole thing the faster the shirts get to your door, so be sure to share on your socials if you’re feeling it.