20 August 2008

Trad Flying Attire




Much was discussed in the previous post regarding the wearing of jacket and tie when flying. That people today have no issue with showing up in an airport looking like they rolled out of bed only proves the total disregard of today's traveler. I always wear a jacket and tie when I fly. Always.



This is for "Homer's Odd isn't he?" http://homersoddisnthe.blogspot.com/ Homer commented in the prior post that my shoes were orange. Maybe it's the polish I've been using but he may be right. If so, here's my favorite color combination: Orange and Green.

12 comments:

M.Lane said...

As usual, I agree with you completely! I ALWAYS dress to travel. It makes ME feel great and on many occasions has helped me in some way such as a free drink, upgrade, etc.

BUT, how the heck are you taking a photo OUTSIDE the doggone airplane [or helicopter?]??? At Washington & Lee they tought us not to EVER step out of a perfectly good airplane and it looks like you are VERY close in that pic my friend.

Also, the loafers do not look orange to me. If they were you would be swarmed with Univ. of Miami people congratulating you....

Carry on and keep up the great work....
M.Lane
mlanesepic.blogger.com

Olivia said...

Mhmmm, it just makes you feel a little better during long flights knowing that you're well dressed.

Anonymous said...

I checked the Trad Guide to Proper Chopper Attire and you are spot on TinTin!
BTW- Happy Birthday! ME

Steve said...

One should always look like they're "going someplace", never more so than when they travel.

The continued hegemony of the sloppy, the lazy and the slovenly is further evidence of not only the decline of Western civilization, but the collective drain of imagination.

A few years back, my wife and I were traveling on AmTrac between NY and DC, settled comfortably into our bench seat, when all of a sudden in walks this guy in a dove gray 3 piece, crisp white shirt, darker gray tie, classic umbrella and a homburg. He sported a thin David Niven-style moustache, and he may have even had spats on if I remember right. Needless to say he was a jolt of sartorial correctness in a sea of fleece and denim. He looked as if he'd just walked off a movie set, or had perhaps completed a billion dollar merger.

It was a bit over the top, obviously. But the point is, he commanded not only attention, but respect.

And his look inspired countless imaginary plot lines. In the end, isn't that the beauty of travel - accumulating and inspiring stories?

Ben said...

Nice tie, shades (Persol?), and rudder pedal.

richard m said...

TT: Absolutely spot on!! The only concession I make is that I always wear slip-ons, given the security regulations requiring shoe-removal-I carry a plastic shoe horn with me (doesn't set off the metal detector).

Becs said...

Hi TinTin, I did a post in your honor! If you have a moment stop by.
Best, Becs

Becs said...

Sorry TinTin, I removed it, Becs

Becs said...

Hi TinTin, I got nervous having anything something so personal on the web. I try to keep certain things private, in hindsight (not sure why) it made me nervous. It was suppose to be tongue and cheek, and someone made a negative comment and I just felt it best to remove it. Sorry, I really do enjoy your clothing shots, but my skin was not thick enough to handle a stranger making a negative comment about my darling son, so I removed it! Best, Becs

JordanW said...

Isn't it sad that most of America is oblivious to the fact that your attire is a clear representation of your character. Pity...

Wonderful photos, tintin.

Anonymous said...

nice $10 polo tie, dipshit

tintin said...

anon-I live for $10 ties. If that makes me a dip shit--then I'm a proud dip shit. Who are you? Ralph Lauren.