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When it comes time to purchase new travel clothing, you want them to be comfortable and easy to wear. You aren’t going to pack something that wrinkles quickly and needs a lot of extra care, because – well, who has the time for that?
This post will cut out all the fuss about what to pack. We’ve found some of the best wrinkle-free travel clothing for men to throw in their suitcases without worrying about it.
One thing we’ve found to be true is that it’s not that easy to find good travel clothes. The material is especially important because it needs to be quick drying and able to take on various weather conditions.
We’ve field tested quite a few travel clothes over the years and have found that it generally comes down to one thing – quality.
If the brand you buy doesn’t hold up to the test, it’s not really worth spending your money on. Below, we’ll tell you our favorite brands and how we go about finding those few great pieces of clothing you must have in your travel wardrobe.
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Best Travel Clothes for Men
Best Travel Clothing Brands
Just because a brand is known to make travel clothing doesn’t mean it makes great travel clothing or that their entire line is good. We’ve had pants we love from one company, but end up hating their shirts. These are the brands we’ve found that have the most reliably good clothing.
With some, like Bluffworks, you can have total piece of mind that the clothes will always be top of the line in quality and value.
Wrinkle-Free Men’s Travel Polo Shirts
Mott & Bow Sueded Polo
This Mott & Bow polo pairs easily with just about any pants. One of the best features of this shirt is how incredibly soft it is. It’s a Jersey suede material that’s 100% cotton fabric but is brushed to give a soft, premium feel.
I’m pretty particular about my polos and this one really fits the bill. It’s flexible around the shoulders so you can stretch and not have the shirt bunch up. It has a slight curved hem along the bottom so less stomach shows when you lift your arms.
I have three pairs of Mott & Bow jeans that I pair this with. It comes in four colors – white, navy, black, and dark grey. Between the jeans and these polos, I have everything I need to pack for a 5-7 day trip.
Bluffworks Knit Polo
I’ve always loved Bluffworks clothing, as you can probably tell from all the options we’ve shared on our site. This polo shirt is one of their best.
It’s machine washable and fast drying, so you can wash it easily on the go. It’s pretty wrinkle resistent so you don’t have to worry about ironing.
The material is breathable and odor resistant, plus moisture wicking, and it has a UPF 50+ sun protection.
As with all Bluffworks clothes, there are 2 pockets, including a hidden side zipper pocket. It comes in 4 colors, slim or classic fit, so you can find the one that’s right for you. Pair it with Bluffworks jeans for the perfect look.
Woolx Summit Polo (Merino Wool)
A great alternative to technical polos that often look too sporty, this Merino wool polo will streamline your packing.
Did you know that Merino wool is naturally anti-microbial and will pull away moisture that causes odor? That makes it a great option for traveling because you don’t have to wash it after each wear.
This wool is very durable and resists wrinkles. Because it’s so lightweight, it packs easily so you only need a few shirts and a pair of jeans for a 5-7 day trip.
If you’re thinking that wool wouldn’t be good for hot days, that’s not true. It actually has the ability to help you regulate heat better than cotton so you can beat the heat, or stay warmer, depending on where you’re at.
It comes in 3 colors, black, ash, and green.
Aviator Air-Dry Merino Wool Polo
Aviator is one of my favorite travel clothing brands. They really care about the fabric and the feel of the clothing during wear.
Their Merino Wool Air Dry Polo shirt is moisture wicking, wrinkle resisting, breathable, and antimicrobial, which makes it a perfect travel shirt that you don’t have to worry about when on the road.
Aviator sources their wool from New Zealand because of their strict laws protecting their sheep.
This polo looks really good on and can be dressed up or down so you don’t have to pack so many things. It pairs very well with Aviator’s travel jeans. See our full review of their jeans.
It comes in four colors – black, navy, red, and white. If you need to wash it during a trip, it dries extremely fast and doesn’t wrinkle.
Men’s Wrinkle Resistant T-Shirts
Bluffworks Performance T-Shirt
If you don’t already have a Bluffworks travel capsule wardrobe, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. They’ve just added a performance t-shirt to the collection, and it’s exactly the type of t-shirt you want for travel.
It’s moisture-wicking, quick-dry, and has odor-resistant technology so you can wear it with confidence, no matter what you’re doing.
My favorite thing about it is how soft and moveable it is. The material is a 66% Polyester, 29% Lyocell, and 5% Elastane blend that gives it it’s super powers.
It also offers UPF 50+ sun protection. It comes in 5 colors, both crew neck and V-neck.
Mott & Bow Tee
Not everyone likes a tight necked t-shirt, so I like that Mott & Bow has three different styles – a crew neck, curved, and v-neck, so you can choose what you like.
You’re going to like these so much that you’ll also be glad they have the option to buy in a 1, 3 or 6-pack. They come in 6 different colors, so why not go for the 6 pack and make it easy.
I’ve never had a t-shirt that’s as soft as these. It’s a unique material – truly buttery soft – made of Peruvian combed cotton.
It comes pre-washed, so it won’t shrink. I can’t say enough good things about this t-shirt. Seriously. It’s that good.
The Perfect Jean Crew Neck T-Shirt
They took the same superior standard of stretch, hand-feel, and comfort we love in the Perfect Jean and made the perfect crew neck t-shirt. It’s made with organic cotton, in a high-quality 180 GSM fabric with a 5% stretch spandex.
$24.99 or $19.99 when bought with jeans.
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Bluffworks Wrinkle-Free Dress Shirt
Like the rest of the Bluffworks clothing line, the dress shirt is wrinkle-free, machine-washable and well-designed. Not only is it wrinkle-free, it’s also breathable, so I don’t end up sweating as much. Let’s face it, one of the worst part of wearing dress shirts is that they’re stuffy and restricting. When your shirt starts showing pit sweat, you’ve lost the battle.
This shirt isn’t cotton, though. It’s made with a 98% technical, breathable quick-dry polyester. That means it’s more like a sports shirt than a dress shirt. The classic fit shirt looks good on and provides a good range of motion. They have a tailored fit too.
The pattern and colors of the shirt match both the Bluehour Classic Fit blazer and the charcoal Chino pants, that I have. Even though they’re all different colors, they look nice together. I thought the shirt might be a bit much for my casual office, but it wasn’t.
Whenever it’s too warm out for long sleeves, I just rolled up the sleeves. When I rolled the sleeves down later on, they aren’t crumpled from having been rolled up for so long.
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Mens Travel Pant
Mott & Bow Men’s Slim Jeans
When I received these jeans and tried them on for the first time, I was pretty surprised that they all fit as expected. My order included three pairs – the slim fit Mercer, slim fit Watt, and straight fit Wooster. All three pairs fit great.
These really have become my go-to jeans or most occasions. I like that the fit falls somewhere between a straight and a “skinny” jean. They are sleek looking, lengthening, and slimming. All good things to have in jeans.
Plus, they have a bit of stretch to them. I’m not sure why all men’s jeans don’t include stretch. It’s a revelation. They are just easier to move around in, and way more comfortable for long hours of wear, like when you’re on a plane or at your desk.
There are tons of choices with these jeans – you can get slim, straight and skinny in a number of different fits, like the Wooster, Watt, Mercer, Crosby, Warren, and Stone. There are only subtle difference between these, and of course they come in all different colors, like medium blue, light grey, dark blue, light khaki, and black (to name just a few.
(“The best travel jeans in the world” – USAToday)
These are probably the best pair of travel jeans I’ve had in years. They fit very well – being neither too baggy nor too tight, with just the right amount of stretch and flexibility to be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
They are made to be lightweight, breathable and fast drying. In summer weather, I rarely ever wears jeans because they are too hot and constricting, but I doesn’t mind wearing these Aviator jeans, because of their breath-ability. There are two pockets that are zipper protected and hidden away inside other pockets.
You can easily store your valuables in these pockets. One of them is even large enough for your passport. The front and back pockets of the jeans both are large enough to fit a Kindle.
One of the worries I have about jeans is that they’ll stretch out of shape and start to fit awkwardly while traveling. But I find that the material recovers well and doesn’t stretch out too much. Aviator jeans come in a straight and original fit and eight colors: Dark Indigo, Medium Indigo, Faded Indigo, Jet-Setter Black, Khaki, Camo, Navy, and Steel.
They are made in a family-run factory in Los Angeles. If you order the wrong size, it’s not a problem. You can return them for a new size. Worldwide shipping is available.
⇒ Read our full review of these jeans here.
Bluffworks Men’s Travel Pants
Bluffworks Chino pants are made from a quick-dry polyester that looks and feels like cotton, but has a bit of stretch and is wrinkle resistant. These are just the kind of pants I need for travel. I can fold them up in my suitcase (they’re really lightweight!), then pull them out and wear them immediately without worrying about wrinkles.
They are comfortable, flexible and, most importantly, breathable. Another feature of the Bluffworks pants that I really like is the abundant pockets. The front pockets appear to be normal-sized pockets, but there is a hidden interior, zippered pocket where you can stash important things.
My entire wallet fits inside that zippered pocket, eliminating the fear of losing it to pick-pockets. There’s also a hidden loop on the inside of the front pocket where you can clip a badge or keys. The back pocket is deep and wide enough to fit a Kindle.
- Uncompromising comfort and style
- Quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant
- 100% technical, breathable polyester
- Zippered security pocket, hidden pocket, and security loop
- Handcrafted in the U.S. (can be shipped worldwide)
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The Perfect Jean
These are probably the best pair of jeans I’ve had in years. They have a ton of stretch to them, so they fit like a glove, but in only the good ways. They aren’t too baggy or too tight, with just the right amount of stretch and flexibility to be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
This company, The Perfect Jean, is totally down to earth and unpretentious. I don’t know why, but that makes me like them even more. Online shopping isn’t all that fun, but when you can get a laugh from the website copy, it’s worth it.
Their sales campaign is “the perfect jean for the perfect and imperfect man.” I think that’s very fitting because these jeans are meant to be flexible so anyone can feel comfortable in them. I prefer the slim fit that sits low on the waist, and is slightly fitted through the hip.
Like most premium jeans, they do stretch about 1/2 a size as you wear them. I’ll admit I only wash my jeans once a week. By the end of the week, they need to be washed back into submission. Washing is easy. If you’re like me, I just throw them in the wash with everything else. No issues so far.
- Stretchy in all the right ways
- Great fit that doesn’t stretch out
- Lots of fit and color choices
- Free shipping and returns
- Get 15% off at checkout with coupon code SJ15
Mens Travel Blazers, Vest and Jackets
Bluffworks Men’s Travel Blazer
There are times when you need a blazer or jacket when you’re traveling, but packing an expensive wool blazer in a garment bag or carrying it over your arm for a long flight isn’t practical. That’s where the Bluffworks blazer comes in.
I found this fantastic blazer right about the time I was becoming fed up with having to pack a blazer that would inevitably be wrinkled upon arrival. Instead of resigning myself to this fact, I gave the Bluffworks blazer a try.
It was well worth it. Despite folding the blazer and packing it down in a packing cube with the rest of my clothes, it came out looking almost completely wrinkle free. I’ve even thrown the blazer in the washer and had it come out wrinkle free.
The Bluffworks blazer is not wool. It’s a quick-dry polyester fabric with a perforated back lining that’s made to be light and breathable. Plus, the sleeves aren’t lined, which also adds to the lightness of the fabric. The material is really smooth, soft to the touch, and nicely mimics the look of wool.
Inside the blazer you’ll find 10 pockets. Some of them are so well hidden that I almost couldn’t find them. It’s great for storing away important things that have no chance of being pick-pocketed.
The Bluffworks blazer currently comes in three different colors.
Bluffworks Como Quarter Zip Pullover
For those times of year when it’s just not cold enough for a coat, Bluffworks has a great pullover with a zip top. The pullover is lightweight and easy to match with all the other pieces in the Bluffworks’ clothing line.
As with all Bluffworks travel clothing, the pullover is machine washable. It’s breathable and wrinkle-resistant, made with an amazingly soft heathered wool blend that resists pilling.
Another regular feature on Bluffworks clothing is the pockets. This pullover has 2 discreet zippered pockets, one at each side seam.
It has a nice fitted design that I think looks great with whatever I’m wearing. There are three colors currently available: oak, heather grey, and blue. The blue one is perfect for mix and matching with other Bluffworks clothing. It even goes well over their dress shirts for your commute to work.
Other Clothing Items We Love
Woolx Merino Wool Socks
Whether you prefer ankle or over the calf socks, you’re going to love these Woolx Merino wool socks. They are the softest possible socks and they keep your feet cool and dry. They’re lightly padded so they still fit with sneakers, but provide a little extra warmth and cushioning. They come in a few different colors so you can choose which ones you like. They also make great gifts!
Here are the top features of these socks:
- Antimicrobial – Destroys odors
- No show feature when wearing with sneakers
- Added cushion for heel and arch support
- Breathable for all day comfort
- Great for hiking or running
- Naturally Breathable
Arc’teryx Atom Hoodie
The Arc’teryx Atom Hoodie is one of the best lightweight travel jackets I’ve owned. It really lives up to its name in that it’s super light and can easily be stuffed into a backpack while traveling.
Just because it’s light doesn’t mean it’s not warm. It has a thin layer of internal insulation, topped with a super soft outer layer that is water resistant and protects against wind.
The hood is treated with a water repellent and it’s insulated, so you can trust it will hold up in all conditions. Really, it’s perfect for mild conditions where you just need a light layer to keep warm, but you don’t want to carry around a bulky fleece or jacket.
How to Choose the Best Travel Clothes for Men
As mentioned, we’ve tested quite a few different brands looking for the best travel clothing for men and, in the end, the decision comes down to just five things:
This category includes things like the feel of the fabric (scratchy and irritating is a no go), breath-ability, moisture-wicking, flexibility and fabric weight.
You don’t want to end up with a travel wardrobe that looks like you pulled a bunch of stuff out of your dad’s closet. Travel clothing doesn’t have to be that way. Steer clear of the convertible pants and you’ll be fine!
When you’re out traveling, there are all kinds of activities you’ll put these clothes through – they have to hold up to rock climbing, hiking, bungee jumping, etc.
They have to be wrinkle-proof, quick drying, and have enough pockets to hold everything – oh, and the pockets have to be deep enough that your cell phone and wallet don’t fall out when you sit down – preferably with zippers.
The clothing you take on vacation needs to be lightweight and easy to mix and match, so you can get the most out of your luggage space.
We love these versatile and stylish travel clothes to form a wardrobe that can go anywhere with you.
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Nick Lynch travels the world in search of great experiences, food and drink. While he primarily provides photography and website support, he occasionally writes about his journeys, too.