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What’s up guys! My name is Brock, you’re watching The Modest Man. Today we’re
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talking about how to travel in comfort and style. Alright there’s a lot of
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advice out there on the Internet about what you should wear while you’re
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traveling especially when you’re flying and navigating the airport and a lot of
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people think that you should dress up when you travel. I’ve even heard people
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say they usually wear a suit and if you wear a suit that you know you might get
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upgraded to a first-class seat for free. Well I don’t know about that. When I’m
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traveling, my number one priority is comfort and you know I want to feel good.
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I want to be comfortable throughout the entire experience. I want to get through
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the airport quickly and if I can look good while I’m doing that, that’s great.
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That’s a bonus. I don’t think you should have to look like Don Draper on a flight
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from LA to New York sitting first-class you know but I think
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you also shouldn’t look like the college kid flying over spring break. The thing
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is when I’m at the airport more often than not most of the guys I see look
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more like the college kid. You know I see guys wearing and gym shorts and
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sweatpants carrying backpacks wearing baseball caps and you know flip-flops. I
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think that’s not acceptable you know. I think if you want to look good and you
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you care about your appearance, you care about the impression you making on other
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people I think you should try to step it up. I think there’s a sweet spot between
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Don Draper and college kid that you should be aiming for. My go-to getup is
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casual pants jeans or chinos comfortable shirt not a t-shirt but like a polo or a
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button-up, couple of nice accessories and some handsome luggage. Just with that
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getup, I’m already a couple of notches above most of the other guys the airport
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in terms of style. So if you’re like me and you care first and foremost about
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comfort but you also want to look good while you’re traveling pay attention to
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these five tips. Tip number one, accessorize. if you’re going to be
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comfortable and you’re going to be wearing a relatively simple outfit like
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jeans and a polo shirt or something like that the best way to spruce up an outfit
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that could otherwise be kind of boring is to add a couple of cool tasteful
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accessories and in my opinion the best accessory for traveling is a wristwatch.
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Now watches are great for two reasons: first of all if you’re wearing
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especially a watch that is unique people are going to notice it. They’re going to
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comment on it. So for example, this watch from Original Grain is very unique
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because it’s got this really thin wooden bezel. It’s made from all-natural wood so
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it’s one-of-a-kind because no two pieces of wood are the same that’s got Italian
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leather band Japanese quartz movement. I like their minimalist collection because
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unlike a lot of wooden watches it’s sleek low-profile, really thin, really
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subtle. It’s not like all chunky and oversized. It’s a great watch for a great
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price and you can get a special discount. So check the description for more info.
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The second reason I love wearing watches is they’re just so practical. So when
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you’re flying, oftentimes you’re crossing time zones. You’re flying into a
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different time zone, your phone doesn’t work when you’re 30,000 feet up and it
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can take a while to update to the new time zone. So what I like to do is right
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when I sit down on the plane I set my watch to the new time zone or to the
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time of the place that I’m flying to and that way when I’m up in the air if
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there’s any delays or if anything happens I always know what time it is at
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my destination. Now, if you’re thinking, “Oh well if I wear a watch or belts or any
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other accessory it’s just one more thing to deal with during the security line!” I
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hear you, but let’s be honest it’s not that hard just take off your watch, put
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it in a little bin and then put it back on. So tip number one, accessorize.
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Tip number two, no t-shirts. Now listen, I’m not saying a high quality, fitted v-neck
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can’t be a good look while you’re traveling. I just prefer to step it up
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one notch in terms of style and formality with a polo shirt or a fitted
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casual button-up like this one polo shirts and button-up shirts are just as
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comfortable as tee shirts but they just look a little more polished and
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thoughtful. So skip the graphic tees, skip the old baggy t-shirts, throw on a polo
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shirt or a casual button-up. Tip number three, no shorts. Okay, shorts are inherently
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very, very casual and in my opinion they’re too casual for travel especially
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for airline travel. Now listen, if you’re island hopping around the Caribbean
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flying on those tiny 12-seater planes fine wear shorts
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and a Hawaiian shirt. But if you’re traveling, you know, like most of us do
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just domestically or internationally, whatever, wear pants. Pants are gonna look
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better. I think they’re a lot more comfortable if you’re sitting on one of
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those airline seats for hours. They also offer full coverage on your legs because
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sometimes it can get oddly cold on an airplane. So tip number three, skip the
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shorts, wear pants. Tip number four, easy on and off shoes. So I’m talking about
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loafers, boat shoes, chelsea boots or sneakers that are easy to slip on and
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off without untying and then tying again. Now if you want to wear these shoes, they’re
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easy to get on and off because obviously it makes the security line a lot less
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stressful and more streamlined for you especially if it’s crowded. A little pro
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tip, what I like to do especially if it’s the summertime and it’s really hot. I
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like to do the no sock look but I don’t actually want to wear no socks because I
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don’t want to stand barefoot in that security line waiting to go to the body
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scanner. So I recommend wearing no-show socks that way you can still achieve the
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sock-less look and show some ankle but your feet will be covered and protected.
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So tip number four, easy on and off shoes. Tip number five, get some decent luggage.
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I’m not talking about designer stuff. It doesn’t have to be expensive but don’t
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carry a backpack or your gym bag around the airport. So what I usually do is I
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have a large carry-on which is like a roller and then I have like a messenger
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bag that I can keep my laptop in and everything else that I want to actually
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have access to on the plane, in my seat. Some snacks, headphones, an extra
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charger, Kindle and stuff like that. You know in my opinion it makes sense to spend a
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little money on luggage and invest in something high-quality. It’s going to
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last a lot longer, it’s going to be easier to use, the handle won’t get
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jammed up, the zipper won’t break, it won’t get damaged when it’s getting
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tossed around by security and the luggage handlers because you better
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believe they’re not handling any of those bags gently. So tip number five, invest in
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some decent luggage. And a quick bonus tip, give yourself plenty of time when
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you’re flying. You know we’ve all been there. Where you’re running to your gate,
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you know, you’re sweating through your clothes, you’re stressed out. It’s not a
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good look. It doesn’t feel good. So give yourself plenty of time at the
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airport and you know it’s not that bad if you show up an hour early. You have an
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hour to kill, get some work done on your laptop. You know call someone you haven’t
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talked to in a while or just get a coffee, get a beer and just people watch.
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But it’s much better to have a little bit of extra time at the airport than to
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have not enough time. So I hope these tips help you travel in comfort and
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style. Big thanks again to Original Grain for sponsoring this video. Go check out
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their watches, there’s a link down in the description and if you have any
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questions or comments about any of this please leave a comment down below. And until
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next time, stay stylish!

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