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Monday, 17 April 2017

What You Men Should Wear On The Road?

Every traveller has his own whims and quirks – a certain style of travelling. Some travellers like to be planned and organised, while some are spontaneous; some are introspective, while some are free-spirited and adventurous. Thus, each traveller has something unique to radiate.

Also, a traveller reflects a lot about him by what he wears on the road. Most of us are a ‘comfy pair of jeans’ kind of travellers, because a good pair of jeans has the three most important traits of a traveller – robust, tenacious and cool. Today, I have three amazing male blogger friends of mine, who have some valuable insights to share about their respective travel styles and what they wear on the road. It’s not just a ‘women’s world! Our men have the challenges, too. So, let’s hear them out –      

Also check out what my – Facebook Fans have to say about their travel style.

Tim Blight of UrbanDuniya


Tim’s travel style – I am a fairly intrepid traveller - I love going to off-the-beaten-track places which are often overlooked as destinations. I love to learn about the history and the different customs and cultures of people all around the world, including the quirks which make us different. Some people would say that I'm adventurous, but really, I like things to be a bit comfortable too - I'd rather squash into a minivan filled with locals to go up a mountain rather than trek for days!

What Tim likes to wear on the road – I have a couple of essentials that I pack - comfortable pants (I don't care if I'm the only person wearing cargo pants since 2005; long flights and skinny jeans are a bad combination!!). A couple of T-shirts or shirts, sneakers that are rough enough to explore in, but decent enough to walk into a restaurant with, and a down jacket - it protects from the cold, compresses to fit in a bag, and feels like a blanket on cold early mornings! Finally, nowadays I always pack at least one decent pair of jeans, a nice shirt and shoes - I've been invited to locals' formal events before, and faced the unpleasant dilemma of turning up badly underdressed or simply declining!

R Niranjan Das of Tales Of A Nomad


Niranjan’s travel style – I’m an old school traveller who prefers maps and signage boards over gadgets and phones. Though I travel with friends and family, solo travels on motorcycles are what I love – The freedom that such travels give are absolutely liberating.

What Niranjan likes to wear on the road – I travel as light as possible and roll my clothes while packing instead of folding them as it saves a lot of space. I bifurcate my stuff into small pouches/ bags inside the backpack or suitcase instead of dumping into it. This makes retrieving a lot easier.

Abhinav Singh of A Soul Window


Abhinav’s travel style – At heart I am a solo and rough traveller. I love trekking to high altitude mountains (EBC Trek, Roopkund). I always travel without a plan. I like to go with the flow and accepting to alien cultures, food etc.  On personal solo trips, I prefer travelling in public transport with locals for an immersive experience. I also love to go beyond the guidebooks and discover new place and stories in a new place. I am a no fuss, no frills traveller. I take conscious steps towards minimizing my carbon footprints during my travels.

What Abhinav likes to wear on the road – I pack very light. Comfort is more important to me than style. During summers, I carry flip-flops, shorts and lots of light weight T shirts which do not need ironing. In a cold destination, I carry 2 jackets with few sweat shirts and sweaters for layering. I carry more luggage on my luxury press trips due to the many dressing protocols.

What’s your travel style? What do you like to wear on the road?
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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the feature. It was interesting to see how other men dress. We are more or less same. Simple and functional dressing makes us happy.

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    1. Yes, all men are basically the same! :-) It was wonderful to have you for this post, Abhinav. Thanks so much!

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  2. Tim, the only person wearing cargo pants since 2005. Haha! :) I have cargo shorts but only pull those bad boys out for very special occasions. Cool post.

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    1. Yeah :-) I guess Tim has his own way of inspiring us. I'm glad you enjoyed the post, Anna. :-)

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  3. So true (re skinny jeans and flights)! Don't worry...my boyfriend still wears cargo shorts...he says they're just so comfy and practical! Hehe

    I am carrying just two dresses in case of special occasions as well...dont you wish there was a solution to having to carry around an extra pair of dress shoes? �� ��

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    1. Haha! Yes, we all wish to carry shoes for every dress, but traveling light is what the experts recommend.

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  4. great idea for a feature Renuka! I agreed with Tim on the cargo pants - got to be comfy!

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    1. Tim's cargo pants seem to be becoming a rage now! :-) Thanks Andrew!

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  5. Wow, it looks like I really started a trend here, then? lol....

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  6. I should definitely follow these accounts! Amazing outfits when travelling!

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  7. Hello, I am a man and a traveler. i don t have a predefined gear, always dress on the move and following the climate and mood. what is important it is to be comfortable with what i do and where I am.

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