Men’s Travel Fashion: Tips + Top Picks

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Do you ever pity your suitcase? Poor thing. You jam it full and sit on it, ooching the zipper shut and weighing it 9 times before the scale reaches not one ounce less than 50lbs, all the while hoping it does not split at the seams en route. Needless to say, practical packing is a great skill to acquire. So lets explore some space saving, travel friendly, versatile vacation wear to bring on your next getaway.

We should adopt a travel appropriate principle: Less is more. Wearing things twice is no faux pas, though I am not necessarily suggesting wearing the exact same outfit twice. So be creative in pairing different tops with bottoms and creating various looks with the same elements. Roll up your sleeves and loosen a few buttons for lunch and then tighten up the same shirt and throw on a soft shouldered sportcoat for dinner the next night.

Our top travel picks for 2018:

1.Tommy Bahama Suncost Shores T-shirt – a perfect blend of style and comfort. Also available in big & tall.

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2. TravisMathew Beck Short – Prestige777 fabric will take you from the course, to the club, to the water.

3. Johnnie-O Hangin’ Out shirt – Designed to be worn hangin’ out, anytime, anywhere, for the ultimate in casual cool.

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4. Southern Tide Stripe Performance Polo Shirt – Get your game on in this ready-for-action performance polo.

5. Tasc Performance 1/4 zip pullover – Super comfortable bamboo/cotton fabric is breathable and UPF 50+, while providing moisture-wicking with anti-odor protection.

 

Fashion Accessories for the Traveling Man

1. Maui Jim Sunglasses- Premium sunglasses designed to enhance your view in every sunlight condition.

2. TravisMathew Trip L Hat – This will immediately become your go-to hat.

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3. Olukai Footwear – Designed to feel like you’re walking on sand.

 

Golfwear for the Course

1. Tommy Bahama Chip and Run pant – A great golf pant with stretch for comfort.

2. TravisMathew Cantina Jacket – Some say the green jacket is the most revered jacket in all of golf. We respectfully disagree.

3. Cutter & Buck Polos – Thinner than paper, your skin and suitcase will thank you. Also available in big & tall.

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Additional Packing Tips

  • Check the 7-day forecast before you pack
  • Roll your clothes, it limits wrinkles and saves space
  • Don’t pack for the worst scenario, pack for the best
  • Wear your thickest layer on the plane rather than packing it
  • Pack just enough toiletries to get you started and buy the rest when you get there
  • Don’t weigh yourself down with extra shoe options
  • Check your suitcase weight before you leave the house

Healthy Travel Snacks

  • Hard boiled eggs = compact protein
  • Dried fruit and nut mix = salty and sweet pick-me-up
  • Rice cakes = light weight and low calorie
  • Apple = keep the doctor away
  • Green tea bags = energy boost along the way

May your packing be light, your journey adventurous, and your vacation as free as the wind. Soak up the sun and Bon Voyage!

Shop these great fashions and more at The Foursome Fine Men’s Apparel in Plymouth, MN

Southern Tide: A Quality Story

As I read the story of how the brand Southern Tide began, I was struck by how it all started with a bit of inspiration. On a trip to Italy, founder Allen Stephenson observed exceptional craftsmanship, clean lines, fine quality, and classic design. These elements combined with Allen’s South Carolina heritage became Southern Tide. It started with the well-crafted skipjack polo and rapidly grew into the highly sought after brand it is today. Including polos, sport shirts, solid t-shirts, shorts, boxers, and “flipjack” sandals, all of which we sell at The Foursome. The opaque color palette is wonderfully fresh.

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This one small story made me think of how many good stories begin. An idea. Inspiration. Imagination surpassing reason. Once a story begins, it often becomes impractical and most often seems impossible. It takes vision, commitment, work. That is what we persevere in at The Foursome, our story as a family business. We keep asking ourselves how we can improve in every area. We are drawn to craftsmanship, quality, and the people behind the brands we buy. I recently came across a wonderfully inspiring film called Hearts and Crafts about the french line Hermes. In 46 minutes, it beautifully reveals each artisan and their process of making real human made products of exceptional quality. If you need a burst of inspiration and love real people with real stories like we do, I recommend watching the film asap.

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– By Beth Dougherty, Inspiration and Display Coordinator at The Foursome

Travel Series, Part 1: Vacation Fly Away

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Do you ever pity your suitcase? Poor thing. You jam it full and sit on it, ooching the zipper shut and weighing it 9 times before the scale reaches not one ounce less than 50lbs, all the while hoping it does not split at the seams en route. Needless to say, practical packing is a great skill to acquire. So lets explore some space saving, travel friendly, versatile vacation wear to bring on your next getaway.

We should adopt a travel appropriate principle: Less is more. Wearing things twice is no faux pas, though I am not necessarily suggesting wearing the exact same outfit twice. So be creative in pairing different tops with bottoms and creating various looks with the same elements. Roll up your sleeves and loosen a few buttons for lunch and then tighten up the same shirt and throw on a soft shouldered sportcoat for dinner the next night.

My top Tommy Bahama Picks:

1. Pocket T-shirt – Pick a color, any color. Wear them alone or layered

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2. Flipster 1/4 Zip– Perfect for traveling. Two tops for the space of one. A great item to wear on the plane.

3. Linen Suit – Buy the coat and pants separate or the whole shebang. Pair the coat with denim or colored chinos for a different look. You’ll fit in at any restaurant in this perfect cross between casual and formal.

4. Linen Plaid Shorts in Haze – Breathable, sophisticated, casual. Buy linen in every shape and form.

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5. Five pocket pants in Light Sand- Half linen and cotton, textural, versatile, casual. New this season!

6. Canvas Fold-out Dopp Kit – Keep your toiletries contained and organized in your suitcase

Fashion for the Travel Man

1. Eyebobs Reading Glasses- Current, funky, and come with a durable travel case. Freshen your look.

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2. Robert Graham Shirts – Your after 9 shirt, unbutton the top two and show off the details and fashion.

3. St. Croix Cotton Pullover – A classic sweater with a beautiful color palette to choose from.

4. 34 Heritage Denim – Stretch, comfort, and slimming effects, the best pants to wear on the plane.

5. Southern Tide – The Skipjack Polo is the best, most comfortable classic polo ever made. This fun, colorful brand is new at The Foursome this spring and flying off the shelves.

Golfwear for the Course

1. Bobby Jones Full Zip Plaid Nylon Jacket – So light weight it could fit in your pocket. Perfect for travel, course, and club.

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Available in-store only.

2. Bobby Jones Polo- Mini stripe with solid contrasting collar. Thin and lightweight.

3. Cutter & Buck Polos – Thinner than paper, your skin and suitcase will thank you.

Additional Packing Tips

  • Check the 7-day forecast before you pack
  • Roll your clothes, it limits wrinkles and saves space
  • Don’t pack for the worst scenario, pack for the best
  • Wear your thickest layer on the plane rather than packing it
  • Pack just enough toiletries to get you started and buy the rest when you get there
  • Don’t weigh yourself down with extra shoe options
  • Check your suitcase weight before you leave the house

Healthy Travel Snacks

  • Hard boiled eggs = compact protein
  • Dried fruit and nut mix = salty and sweet pick-me-up
  • Rice cakes = light weight and low calorie
  • Apple = keep the doctor away
  • Green tea bags = energy boost along the way

May your packing be light, your journey adventurous, and your vacation as free as the wind. Soak up the sun and Bon Voyage!

– By Beth Dougherty, Inspiration and Display Coordinator at The Foursome