Style Guide

What to Wear to the Airport

Going away for the Jubilee weekend? If you're flying and want that free upgrade, a departure outfit is a necessity. And for a perfect example of this take a look at, surprisingly, Alec Baldwin. 

Airport style is overlooked these days. We're not advocating a return to the days of Pan Am style hyper-glamour, but wearing baggy tracksuit bottoms at the airport should be avoided.

A healthy medium would be an outfit that looks smart when done up but can easily become casual with a layer removed or button undone. Take a look at what Baldwin has done for example.

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We've never taken the 30 Rock renaissance man as much of a style icon, but he's surprised us here. His double breasted blazer on top of a grey crew neck t-shirt is laid back enough for Cannes while still saying "I've been in movies, don't you know? Occasionally good ones at that".

You can get the look with a few tweaks - and you can skip the whole 'co-starring with Tracy Morgan' thing Baldwin has to go through.

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The Blazer
It's spring, so the key here is weight. You'll want a lightweight unstructured blazer, unless you want flight attendants calling you 'that smartly dressed but very sweaty man'. This blazer from Kolor (£895, Mr Porter) is the sort of thing you should look out for. Kolor, a Japanese brand who specialise in laid back tailoring, have created this soft shouldered and unlined blazer. So you'll be cool in every sense of the word.


The T-shirt
Don't cheap out on the t-shirt just because you have a nice blazer - they're both as important as each other. There's no shortage of grey t-shirts out there but this number (£40, Sunspel) is substantial enough to be worn under a blazer. Aside from all the usual stuff Sunspel's known for - cut from Egyptian cotton, UK made - this is the t-shirt that was made specially for Daniel Craig's James Bond in Casino Royale. Bring it up with flight check-in staff and cross your fingers for that upgrade.

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