Monday, November 5, 2012

Art of Packing

I have flown close to 200,000 miles this year. From Vancouver to Manila, tropical to cold, rainy to sunny and I am first to admit that I am terrible at packing. I usually bring a lot more than I actually need and I need to bring 3 pair of shoes - one for Gym, Dress shoes and a pair of casual shoes. For this post, let's look at how the stylish travel. TYLER BRÛLÉ'S 10 RULES ON PACKING 1. There's no such thing as check-in. Carry-on -- always. 2. You can usually carry on one extra bag if you ask nicely -- at least in Europe. 3. Three days, three months: it's all the same when it comes to packing. Hotels have laundry service for a reason. 4. No logos. Discreet is far superior to bling, particularly in less secure destinations. 5. Always pack a collapsible tote for shopping and in-flight material like magazines, toiletry kits, slippers et al. 6. Overlook bags by Porter, Herve Chapelier, Globe-Trotter, Coperto and Valextra at your own peril. 7. Consider the safari jacket (Helmut Lang or Alberto Aspesi); it is an excellent all-round, all-weather garment. 8. Opt for Peter Geeson knitwear in single-ply lamb's-wool; it's multiseasonal. 9. Always ask your laundry service to fold and bag shirts rather than hang them. 10. Dop kits (nylon over leather) are best kept small, as size imposes discipline. From New York Times

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