Part 1 – The bare essentials
I rarely check luggage, like ever. The idea is appalling to me, partly because I’ve lost a few good suits in the process. I’ve fortunate enough to get this pretty sturdy nylon garment bag from Ghurka a great Heritage Company, who knows exactly what they are doing. Listen, most of my friends tell me ol’ trick of folding your suit jackets inside out, laying them into the luggage and all that jazz, well I don’t have the room for it. A good garment bag really just allows me to bring my clothes on the plane with me, including my shirts and trousers.
The remainder, like my underwear, socks and toiletries are all kept in my carry on hardcase. These are things I really don’t mind losing, and are also not as difficult to replace compared to my tailored clothing.
For a week long trip, I stick to one rule: pack as light as possible. By that I mean, a couple suits, 5 white button down shirts, 2 sport shirts (various patterns), 1 pair grey trousers, 1 pair blue trousers (in the winter I switch this out for cords) and a select few ties and pocket squares. In terms of footwear, I’ve been partial to boots as of late, so on this trip I’ve packed my Kimber Oolong Gunpowder chukkas, Angel Bespoke brown snuff suede chukkas and my light brown Peal and Co’ chukkas.
Want to know more? Check in next month for Part 2 of the series.