Transcript 0:00 What’s up guys! My name is Brock, you’re watching The Modest Man. Today we’re 0:03 talking about how to travel in comfort and style. Alright there’s a lot of 0:12 advice out there on the Internet about what you should wear while you’re 0:15 traveling especially when you’re flying and navigating the airport and a lot of 0:20 people think that you should dress up when you travel. I’ve even heard people 0:24 say they usually wear a suit and if you wear a suit that you know you might get 0:28 upgraded to a first-class seat for free. Well I don’t know about that. When I’m 0:33 traveling, my number one priority is comfort and you know I want to feel good. 0:39 I want to be comfortable throughout the entire experience. I want to get through 0:42 the airport quickly and if I can look good while I’m doing that, that’s great. 0:47 That’s a bonus. I don’t think you should have to look like Don Draper on a flight 0:53 from LA to New York sitting first-class you know but I think 0:56 you also shouldn’t look like the college kid flying over spring break. The thing 1:00 is when I’m at the airport more often than not most of the guys I see look 1:04 more like the college kid. You know I see guys wearing and gym shorts and 1:08 sweatpants carrying backpacks wearing baseball caps and you know flip-flops. I 1:14 think that’s not acceptable you know. I think if you want to look good and you 1:17 you care about your appearance, you care about the impression you making on other 1:20 people I think you should try to step it up. I think there’s a sweet spot between 1:24 Don Draper and college kid that you should be aiming for. My go-to getup is 1:28 casual pants jeans or chinos comfortable shirt not a t-shirt but like a polo or a 1:33 button-up, couple of nice accessories and some handsome luggage. Just with that 1:37 getup, I’m already a couple of notches above most of the other guys the airport 1:41 in terms of style. So if you’re like me and you care first and foremost about 1:45 comfort but you also want to look good while you’re traveling pay attention to 1:49 these five tips. Tip number one, accessorize. if you’re going to be 1:53 comfortable and you’re going to be wearing a relatively simple outfit like 1:56 jeans and a polo shirt or something like that the best way to spruce up an outfit 2:01 that could otherwise be kind of boring is to add a couple of cool tasteful 2:06 accessories and in my opinion the best accessory for traveling is a wristwatch. 2:13 Now watches are great for two reasons: first of all if you’re wearing 2:17 especially a watch that is unique people are going to notice it. They’re going to 2:21 comment on it. So for example, this watch from Original Grain is very unique 2:25 because it’s got this really thin wooden bezel. It’s made from all-natural wood so 2:31 it’s one-of-a-kind because no two pieces of wood are the same that’s got Italian 2:34 leather band Japanese quartz movement. I like their minimalist collection because 2:38 unlike a lot of wooden watches it’s sleek low-profile, really thin, really 2:43 subtle. It’s not like all chunky and oversized. It’s a great watch for a great 2:47 price and you can get a special discount. So check the description for more info. 2:51 The second reason I love wearing watches is they’re just so practical. So when 2:55 you’re flying, oftentimes you’re crossing time zones. You’re flying into a 2:59 different time zone, your phone doesn’t work when you’re 30,000 feet up and it 3:04 can take a while to update to the new time zone. So what I like to do is right 3:08 when I sit down on the plane I set my watch to the new time zone or to the 3:13 time of the place that I’m flying to and that way when I’m up in the air if 3:17 there’s any delays or if anything happens I always know what time it is at 3:21 my destination. Now, if you’re thinking, “Oh well if I wear a watch or belts or any 3:25 other accessory it’s just one more thing to deal with during the security line!” I 3:29 hear you, but let’s be honest it’s not that hard just take off your watch, put 3:33 it in a little bin and then put it back on. So tip number one, accessorize. 3:38 Tip number two, no t-shirts. Now listen, I’m not saying a high quality, fitted v-neck 3:45 can’t be a good look while you’re traveling. I just prefer to step it up 3:49 one notch in terms of style and formality with a polo shirt or a fitted 3:53 casual button-up like this one polo shirts and button-up shirts are just as 3:58 comfortable as tee shirts but they just look a little more polished and 4:01 thoughtful. So skip the graphic tees, skip the old baggy t-shirts, throw on a polo 4:07 shirt or a casual button-up. Tip number three, no shorts. Okay, shorts are inherently 4:13 very, very casual and in my opinion they’re too casual for travel especially 4:19 for airline travel. Now listen, if you’re island hopping around the Caribbean 4:23 flying on those tiny 12-seater planes fine wear shorts 4:27 and a Hawaiian shirt. But if you’re traveling, you know, like most of us do 4:31 just domestically or internationally, whatever, wear pants. Pants are gonna look 4:35 better. I think they’re a lot more comfortable if you’re sitting on one of 4:38 those airline seats for hours. They also offer full coverage on your legs because 4:43 sometimes it can get oddly cold on an airplane. So tip number three, skip the 4:48 shorts, wear pants. Tip number four, easy on and off shoes. So I’m talking about 4:53 loafers, boat shoes, chelsea boots or sneakers that are easy to slip on and 5:00 off without untying and then tying again. Now if you want to wear these shoes, they’re 5:04 easy to get on and off because obviously it makes the security line a lot less 5:09 stressful and more streamlined for you especially if it’s crowded. A little pro 5:13 tip, what I like to do especially if it’s the summertime and it’s really hot. I 5:17 like to do the no sock look but I don’t actually want to wear no socks because I 5:21 don’t want to stand barefoot in that security line waiting to go to the body 5:25 scanner. So I recommend wearing no-show socks that way you can still achieve the 5:30 sock-less look and show some ankle but your feet will be covered and protected. 5:33 So tip number four, easy on and off shoes. Tip number five, get some decent luggage. 5:40 I’m not talking about designer stuff. It doesn’t have to be expensive but don’t 5:44 carry a backpack or your gym bag around the airport. So what I usually do is I 5:48 have a large carry-on which is like a roller and then I have like a messenger 5:53 bag that I can keep my laptop in and everything else that I want to actually 5:56 have access to on the plane, in my seat. Some snacks, headphones, an extra 6:02 charger, Kindle and stuff like that. You know in my opinion it makes sense to spend a 6:08 little money on luggage and invest in something high-quality. It’s going to 6:11 last a lot longer, it’s going to be easier to use, the handle won’t get 6:15 jammed up, the zipper won’t break, it won’t get damaged when it’s getting 6:18 tossed around by security and the luggage handlers because you better 6:22 believe they’re not handling any of those bags gently. So tip number five, invest in 6:27 some decent luggage. And a quick bonus tip, give yourself plenty of time when 6:32 you’re flying. You know we’ve all been there. Where you’re running to your gate, 6:35 you know, you’re sweating through your clothes, you’re stressed out. It’s not a 6:38 good look. It doesn’t feel good. So give yourself plenty of time at the 6:42 airport and you know it’s not that bad if you show up an hour early. You have an 6:46 hour to kill, get some work done on your laptop. You know call someone you haven’t 6:49 talked to in a while or just get a coffee, get a beer and just people watch. 6:54 But it’s much better to have a little bit of extra time at the airport than to 6:57 have not enough time. So I hope these tips help you travel in comfort and 7:01 style. Big thanks again to Original Grain for sponsoring this video. Go check out 7:06 their watches, there’s a link down in the description and if you have any 7:09 questions or comments about any of this please leave a comment down below. And until 7:13 next time, stay stylish!