Joseph Wendt Jetsetter’s Guide

You love to travel. The airport is like a second home to you. Some of the flight attendants even know your name. You’re a jetsetter.

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Or maybe you’re a busy business traveler. Or you just enjoy a few vacations each year. No matter the occasion, travel is a big part of our lives, especially plane travel. It can be tough to enjoy travel when you’re crammed into an economy middle seat on a 12 hour haul across the Pacific.

Fear not weary traveler. We have put together this guide to help your next plane experience as comfortable as possible. Sit back, relax, put your tray table up, and get ready for the ride.

How to Find the Best Seats

You have your tickets, now it’s time to pick seats. The last thing you want to do is be stuck in a middle seat, and you don’t want an obstructed view, but how can you pick a seat without really seeing the plane? Sites like Seat Expert, Seatmaestro, and SeatGuru let you know the best and worst seats on your specific plane.

What to Bring on the Plane

On the plane, you’ll want your necessities like headphones and something to keep you occupied like a book or tablet. But you’ll also want a few other items handy:

  • Comfortable socks- Don’t keep your shoes on the whole time during a long flight. Change into new socks to let your feet breathe.
  • Water bottle- Have an empty water bottle as you go through security. Fill it up before you board your flight.
  • Gum- Prevent your ears from getting clogged by chewing gum.
  • Snacks – Longer flights will serve you, but many short flights don’t. Bring snacks like jerky, trail mix, or snack bars to fill you up.
  • Meal- If you know the flight is 3+ hours, grab a sandwich to bring on the plane.
  • Tylenol or Advil- Always safe to have it!
  • Ear Plugs- Don’t let a noisy neighbor prevent you from getting some shut eye

What to Wear

Yes, being a jetsetter means you want to be stylish, but don’t compromise feeling comfortable for looks. You will regret wearing a tie on a 7 hour flight, we guarantee it. Dress casually.

For guys, this may mean chinos and a dress shirt or a nice t shirt with a jacket. Ladies, avoid the heels. Nobody wants to walk through a concourse in shoes, especially if you’re late and have to run.

If you are on an overnight flight, bring a change of clothes like sweatpants and a t-shirt so you feel somewhat more comfortable.

Now you’re ready to head off on your next journey! If you’re a business traveler or just need a suit for your next adventure, let Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers tailor to perfect outfit for you.

 

 

 

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How to pack a suit for travel

You’re going on a business trip, or maybe a vacation and you just want to have something a bit formal. If you’re traveling and packing a suit, you need to know how to fold and care for it properly. You can’t just throw it in your bag like the rest of your clothes.

Lucky for you, there are tons of guides out there on how to pack a suit.

Here’s one from Brooks Brothers that shows you just how to fold everything and put it in a carry on.

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There’s also this one from Real Men Real Style on 3 ways to fold a suit jacket.

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Then there’s this full outfit packing guide from Suit Upp which shoes you how to pack everything including your shirts, sweaters, ties, belts, socks, shoes, and jacket.

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Then there’s the guide just on how to pack shirts from Garment Care.

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Fashion Districts of the World

We all know the world’s fashion capitals are New York, London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, and Sydney.  But what about the world’s fashion districts?  Neighborhoods famed for the production and sale of high-end fashion?  They’re a dying breed, with most of the production moving all over the world, and most of the designers moving to the “fashion avenues” that can be found in many of the world’s largest cities, like Saville Row or Bond Street.  But a handful of these neighborhoods exist, and although they’re mostly of historical interest, they’re still full of points of fashion interest, and you’re guaranteed to find some amazing clothes in them.

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Bon Voyage

This is for you, dear traveler.  Who has breakfast in one city and dinner in another, who goes to multiple countries in a week, who has mastered the security check.  …Packing!  Hopefully, you’ve done it so much you have it all figured out already (or some amazing woman is doing the inevitable chore for you).

Packing is one of those things that we all wish could just be done (maybe by some travel fairy, or something), and by the time we check into our hotel room, all would be there nicely unpacked.  And of course, the same scenario coming back home, too!  Well, dreams, dreams…  In the meantime, and while some superior power takes care of your luggage, here are some tips we thought might come in handy the next time you get to go miles high.

  • You must own a Fantastic luggage set, period!  Fantastic equals sturdy, high quality and stylish.
  • Dress comfortably, but dress up.  One of the beauties of custom clothing is being able to specify higher thread counts on fabric.  These are a long flight’s best friends.
  • Always dress for first class even if, unfortunately, you have a coach ticket.  Ragged clothes won’t get you an upgrade, ever.
  • Pack garments that can be worn more than one time.  Did someone say “navy blazer”?
  • Tissue paper, tissue paper…  It allows clothes to slide, not rub, to prevent deep creasing.  A cleaners or garbage bag works, too!
  • Your toiletry bag and other bulky stuff should be placed in the bottom of your suitcase where it is most stable.  Remember to put liquids in plastic bags (we love Ziplock).
  • For your toiletry bag, nowadays, you are able to get pretty much everything in a travel size or buy a travel size container pack.  This is the major reason for slow downs in airport security, so be prepared!
  • When traveling with more than one suitcase, make sure your toiletry bag is in your carry-on, along with one outfit.  The worst thing is having nothing to pick up at the baggage carousel.
  • The bag that came in the shoe box is exactly for when you travel.  You don’t want your shoe polish to rub off on your clothes.  A good tip is also to stuff your socks inside your shoes or even your ties.  Also, wear your heaviest pair and pack the lightest.
  • If you want to pack really, really light, cordovan shoes go well with everything.
  • The best way to pack belts: lie straight along the inner circumference of your suitcase.
  • When folding your suit jacket, turn it inside out.  The lining, now on the outside, will protect the suit from wrinkling.
  • Shirts and sweaters (especially cashmere): stack face-up on top of one another, arms spread.  Fold the bottom half under the top half, making sure the horizontal fold is below the belt line.  Place tissue paper in-between.
  • Pants: fold at the crease and drape lengthwise in your suitcase, legs hanging over one end.  Place shirts and sweaters on top of the pants and fold the pant legs back over the shirts and sweaters, creating an envelope effect.
  • Always have a mini first aid kit, especially when traveling overseas.  The most you should have in this little bag is heartburn and indigestion medicine for any type of emergency…  You never know!

Safe travels!