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Entries in travel (7)

Thursday
Jun082017

the pliqo bag.

So a couple years ago Delta Airlines stole my favorite suit. I had very recently purchased, and had tailored, a brand new italian wool, charcoal with light grey windowpane two-button suit. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever owned. Ever. It was like looking into the face of an angel. 

I gave it to the flight attendant to hang in the closet during the flight. Then, Delta failed to return it to me when I left the plane, and when I contacted customer support, they were "unable to locate it". So that was super cool. Like, really cool. Like, so cool I went into a deep depression and became a recluse for the next 12 years. 

Luckily, I've come up with the perfect solution for this type of problem: don't freaking trust an airline with anything you care about. The Pliqo suit bag is the tangible version of that solution.

Finally, a suit bag that actually folds without wrinkling the living hell out of your suit. And so small, you can actually keep it with you, whether as a shoulder bag, strapped to your carry on, or just in your normal luggage.

I've already put in my order, but if my recommendation isn't enough to sell you, check out their kickstarter video and see for yourself. You can thank me later.

Has anyone else ever had a similar experience on an airline, or am I just the most unlucky human?

 

- james

 

Monday
Jun292015

10 travel tips.

1. Hang your jacket when seated -- If driving, you should take a couple hangers with you and utilize the hooks in the back so your jacket(s) won’t be pressed and wrinkled when seated.  On a plane – I usually wear my jacket to my seat and then take it off and fold it / store it right before sitting.

2. fold, then roll -- folding your clothing means you're probably going to end up with wrinkles and creases. Wrinkles and creases mean you're either going to havr to iron your shuff, or look like a giant fool. bundle 2-3 items of clothing together, fold them into a rectangle and roll them up. This will cut down on wrinkling and creasing, and actually save space in your luggage. 

3. Shoe Storage -- Underwear, socks, and belts can be rolled up and placed inside your shoes to save space and prevent the tops of your shoes from caving in and losing their shape. I also recommend putting your shoes into bags within your bag, to prevent the soles from dirtying your clothing -- shower caps work perfectly for this purpose.

 

4. Pack light -- If you're telling yourself, “I want to make sure I have some options,” you’re really just being indecisive and convincing yourself it's okay to bring 3 extra shirts, 4 pairs of jeans, and both of your "good" running shoes which means you should probably just bring another bag. Translation: you're being ridiculous. Traveling in style means being able to move around unencumbered just as much as it means looking good while you do it. At most, you should be bringing a duffel and a backpack.

 

5. stay healthy -- as a traveler, your propensity to get sick isn’t just linked to hygiene; you’re also changing your diet, breathing in new air, and, most likely, ditching your exercise routine. Pack vitamins to keep your immune system on track, and running shoes so you can still go for that morning jog. Ask the flight attendant for a full bottle of water, rather than having to beg for refills in that tiny plastic cup. 

6. playlists -- make sure you've got some killer jams to pass the time while you fly or drive. If you're going to be driving through nature, make that playlist cater to the scenery like a soundtrack. Not only will you enjoy the music, but the music will make you enjoy the scenery and experience even more. If you need help with this, ask us and we'll make sure you're covered. 

7. Be Flexible -- give yourself some cushion between planned activities instead of trying to cram a millon things into one day. Don't underestimate how tired you may be, and don't force it. This is a vacation, so give yourself some time to take it all in, relax, and enjoy it. If you see something incredible that you just can't pass up, allow yourself the flexibility to move things around and explore. This will cut down on stress, and allow you to really enjoy your trip(s). 

8. Sunglasses, breathmints, and wet wipes -- just trust me on this one.

9. Dress well -- "Opportunity awaits the traveling man who dresses in style." Seriously, they don’t offer that unexpected opening in first class to a man who looks like a bum. Unless you're traveling to Sportstown, USA, where they wear running shoes and mesh shorts all day everyday, you should look good, and dress appropriately to your surroundings. 

 10. Travel Often. Travel with the right people. Have fun. Make it memorable. 
 

 

- James

Tuesday
May132014

travel with style.

this video by casey nesitat features the ludlow traveler suit by j.crew and is absolutely brilliant.

The Ludlow suit features:

  • Tailored, modern cut with a trim silhouette.
  • Narrow lapel.
  • Cotton.
  • Two-button closure.
  • Nonfunctional buttons at cuffs.
  • Pickstitching along collar, lapel and pockets.
  • Double vent.
  • Bemberg lining.
  • Slim fit.
  • Sits below waist, slimmer through hip and thigh, with a narrower leg.
  • Cut slightly shorter to ensure a clean break at the shoe.
  • Cotton.
  • Zip fly.
  • On-seam and back welt pockets.

The suit is made of cotton, and while I would never ever recommend buying a serious suit made of cotton, this isn't made to be a formal/serious business suit. as i mentioned in the title, it's a traveling suit. That doesn't mean you can't wear it for anything else, don't treat this as a professional suit, and don't have this as your first/only suit.

that being said, it's still a pretty cool idea--a lightweight, comfortable suit you can wear traveling without worrying too much about wrinkles, or maintenance. plus, apparently it's great for all travel activities: snowboarding, motorcycle riding, boating, surfing, scoring babes, flying, skateboarding on planes, standing in junkyards, and pretty much anything else.

Click here to visit j.crew's site and learn more about the ludlow traveling suit. 

Monday
Dec162013

fold a suit in 1, 2, 3 and to the 4.

 

A good suit can be a beautifully delicate thing; careless treatment can mean the end of a several hundred (or thousand if you have the means) dollar investment down the drain. So when traveling with your suit(s), you generally want to either hang the suit in the garment bag from the car window or coat closet on a plane, or use a foldable garment bag.

But what if there isn't room in the car to hang your suit in a bag? Or what if there's no room in your suitcase for a garment bag, or you don't have a garment bag at all? Fear not, my friends, there's still hope for you and your precious suits. While I recommend finding a way to keep your suit hanging while you travel, or using a foldable garment bag, the next best thing is folding it like a pro. THis can be done in four simple steps

Here's a quick video tutorial on how to do this

Essentially, in this process you're turning the suit coat inside out and folding it neatly into a square, allowing the interior of the coat take the stress. Make sure that, in each step, your suit is free of all wrinkles and folded naturally, not roughly or forcefully against the grain.

If you happen to have a large ziplock bag, allow me to suggest the suit in a bag method:

Take care of your suit and it'll last you as long as you need it to. Abuse it and you'll look like a chump.

 

- james

 

 

Wednesday
Oct122011

Home.

 

Just got home from visiting Andrew. Man it feels good to sleep in my own bed again. There's nothing like the comfort or feeling of just being home and laying/sleeping in your own bed. Plenty of pictures were taken and a few items were purchased, gifted, and found. I'll post it all up soon, but for now I'm gonna relax.

Sunday
Oct092011

Long Time No See.

 

 

Taylor came to visit Andrew in Utah for the weekend. Plenty of pictures from their reunion weekend coming soon.

Tuesday
Sep132011

Strut.