6 Essentials for Business Casual Travel
Work in a business casual environment and have a work trip coming up? Here are a few different style options to consider to pack along to have versatile work style options that you can look great and feel good in.
Johnston & Murphy – Allred Penny Loafers
Part of Johnston & Murphy’s 1850 collection, the Allred Penny loafers feature burnished Italian calfskin leather crafted into the classic silhouette that can be dressed up for a night out or kept casual for the office. Making them perfect to bring along for any business travels this fall, especially when cocktail events are part of the itinerary. Available exclusively at Nordstrom. Enter to win a pair for yourself over on Instagram and by Tweeting (now through 9/8).
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Todd Shelton – Nautral Chambray Shirt
Chambray is a versatile fabric that can look good in a business casual office and in anyone’s day-to-day wardrobe. The earthy and classic style can be found at retailers such as Todd Shelton, which now offers a cool new Fit Kit shirt program that helps you to customize future orders. Simple put, you pick out two sizes you often fall under (i.e. M/L or L), and then receive a package of two different shirts that help you figure out what fit options work best for you in the areas of the shirt’s body size, slim vs regular body fit, body length, arm length, and slim vs regular arm fit. It’s like an in-betweener program that fit right in the middle of off-the-rack and made-to-measure. Best part, it’s free to try (with a refundable deposit after sending the shirts backs with their pre-paid label).
Mission Belts – Solid Classic
You always need a good belt for work and travel, but why not try something new to switch it up a bit – especially if your not a fan of belt holes. Mission Belts offers a range of quality and modern, no holes belt styles that help to find your perfect fit. Each of their belts adjusts every 1/4″ and the leather is guaranteed not to crack. The way it works is that it uses a buckle with a clasp that helps keep the belt in its place after sliding it through. When you are ready to take off the belt, there’s a release lever on the buckle that you pull and then slide the belt right out. Go for the solid classic style to get a feel for the brand and to have a belt that’ll work for any occasion.
Volcom – Vorta Form Jeans
Volcom has redesign its denim with a cleaner approach to timeless style. The new collection features streamlined utility, high quality materials and several functional characteristics inspired by “two decades of life on the road”. Among the redesign are the Vorta Form Jeans, which were inspired by the natural fit of well-worn jeans. When you slip into them you feel as if you’ve worn them for years, but with all the good and feeling of freshness that comes from wearing a new pair of jeans.
Other attributes of the new denim line: upgraded fits with straight waistbands and outseams for a better feel, hang and look, a hidden cell phone pocket, 2 piece coin pocket, durable dual finish metal buckle button, zipper and washer rivets, clean finished interior providing less chafing and added comfort, and enhanced moisture wicking properties providing a faster dry time as your body stays cool.
Socks are a great way to show off your personality, but in case you still feel like solids and stripes are the only way to go for work, try some color! Stance Socks features a range of colorful options in both calf high and no-show styles – for those destinations that are just too warm.
Navali – Cooper Waxed Backpack
With a range of bag options when it comes to a casual work place, can never go wrong with a backpack to take you from the office to the plane to your new office-away-from-home-office. Navali is a brand based in Vermont that features vintage, nautical inspired bags and accessories for men. Among there styles is this Cooper Wax Backpack that features a blend durable, washed canvas with a reinforced leather bottom and leather trims. It fits laptops up to a 15″ MacBook Pro, and has a padded back for comfort.