FLYING IN STYLE

People must have, very confidently, advised you to wear a dapper suit to guarantee an upgrade to business class. They must’ve also told you to wear flip-flops so that you can easily take them off on the plane and rest your tired legs. But gentlemen, all of these are nothing but rubbish. Keep in mind that your plane won’t directly land inside a conference room. But then again you are not exactly going straight to the beaches of the Bahamas either. All you need to do is make sure that the outfit you’re wearing is comfortable and stylish. Aim for excellence and the rest will follow.

NO T-SHIRTS


Skip the graphic tees. Skip the V-necks and the crewnecks. Wear simple, plain, nicely fitted polo shirts or better, go for casual, buttoned down shirts. Wearing them will put you ahead of the game. It’s as simple as that.

ACCESSORIES


Don’t go on about wearing gold necklaces like 2 Chainz or clog both your wrists with bracelets. Keep it as simple to a watch. I cannot emphasise enough how important a watch is in adding that oomph to your look. It’s not just a strong style statement but a smart choice as well. Once you’ve been seated on the plane, adjust your watch to the time zone of your destination.
I know, I know, we live in a technologically advanced world where our smartphone does it all. But, would it not be easier to have a quick glance on your watch than to take your phone out and check the time? Just a thought.

CARRY-ON


Having a cool looking confidence-carrying prop with you is a great choice. Messenger bags are ideal as they will not only look good in your hands but carry around all your essentials. You might as well check out some of MIB’s messenger bags, you might just like their new series of messengers, where they effortlessly blend modern and retro.

SHOES


The first thing you want to make sure is that your footwear is comfortable. You might have to walk till infinity given how airports around the world are expanding into the size of a small country. For that, make sure that the insole is well cushioned so that your feet don’t swell. Next, aim for style. Opt for laceless shoes like penny loafers; they look suave and are easy to take off. You can thank me later for saving you from all the hassle during the security check.

TROUSERS


Are you aged between 1 to 10? If not, you shouldn’t be wearing shorts.
Khatum.
Khallas.
Period.
I would recommend you opt for chinos, especially the ones from Stridesco. They’re chinos are made of 98% cotton and 2% elastin, giving them a nice sleek look and making them slightly stretchy. Moving around in style couldn’t have been truer.

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Ali Sakhi

Ali Sakhi Khan is a contributing writer at ICE Today. When he is not writing, he is cracking lame jokes with hopes of making people laugh