Business Travel Style for Men

Guest Blogger - April Clark, Fashion Aficionado, Beauty, Lifestyle Blogger​​

Traveling for business is can be tedious but your style doesn’t have to be.  I asked world traveler, and Durham influencer, Matthew Coppedge, of Commandments of Style, to share his go-to travel essentials for men and his fall must-haves this season.

What’s a good go-to travel outfit?

Dark denim jeans, a cotton blazer, white collared shirt and slip on loafers.  Dark denim is dressy for business casual travel and comfortable enough to navigate through a busy airport all day.  A cotton blazer is easy to tote in a carry on pair a cotton blazer with a classic white button-down shirt and slip on loafers for easy TSA lines.

What’s your favorite places to find business travel clothes?

Banana Republic and Belk Men’s Store.  Belk carries one of my favorite brands, Tallia Orange, a line that is full of high fashion tailored clothing with “a less serious attitude”

What is a basic item to pack while on business?

A white button-down shirt is essential.  It goes with everything from your business attire to your after business events.  The key is to make sure your button-down shirt is tailored. 

How do you take business attire to leisure?

A dark suit during the day can go to after hours by removing the tie and unbuttoning the dress shirt.  Never untuck your shirt! Another option would be to pair the dark blazer with a light beige chino pant.  Contrasting a dark jacket with light pants is fashion-forward and polished.  When wearing chinos, it’s important that they fit correctly.  Slim-fitting chinos are a great leisure piece but it’s essential that they be light colored to pair with more shirts and jackets.  Darker color chinos limit your pairings.

What is essential for grooming while on business?

Great skincare products.  While traveling always use a moisturizer with sunscreen SPF 30 or more.  Also pack a new razor for your shaving kit.

What are your favorite fall fashion tips for business travel?

A cognac colored leather jacket, cashmere v neck sweater in light grey and navy and a wingtip shoe in cognac.

Matthew will be at Belk Men’s Store with Tallia Orange October 13th 12 pm to 4 pm sharing tips on fall fashion.

Shop these retailers for business travel style for men:

  • Art of Shaving
  • Banana Republic
  • Belk Men’s Store
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Clark’s England
  • J. Crew
  • Johnston & Murphy
  • Macy’s
  • Men’s Warehouse
  • Tommy Bahama