There’s something to be said for traveling in style, and our men’s buying team has it down to a tee. We tagged along as they hit Florence, Milan, and Paris, taking in the Spring/Summer 2016 collections in unflappable wardrobe essentials expertly edited to fit in their Rimowa multiwheel carry-ons. With thoughtful layers, lighter-weight fabrics, and unexpected combinations, they show that just because you aren’t on your home turf doesn’t mean that you can’t still look like you have the home court advantage. Scroll on for all their looks for Europe, as well as tips on how they packed for a practical yet personable approach to dressing on the road.

 

Jay Bell
VP/DMM Men’s Designer Collections and Contemporary Sportswear

The unexpected cut and fit of these trousers gives one of Jay’s signature looks a modern edge. The ease of athleisure-style pleat pants is perfect for extra-long days on the go.

SIMILAR: YOHJI YAMAMOTO POUR HOMME Drop-Rise Trousers / VALENTINO Oversize Short-Sleeve Shirt / SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Sterling Silver “Hydra” Ring

 

Tom Kalenderian
EVP/GMM Men’s

“It’s mind over matter when battling the heat in the city in summer. I plan the week around five different changes—that gets me through the trip with a few repeats. After that, nothing else makes it into the suitcase. Except that there is always room for many pocket squares!”

SIMILAR: KITON Check Two-Button Sportcoat / ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Poplin Shirt / INCOTEX Drill Trousers / MIANSAI Lenox Tote

 

Young-Su Kim
Senior Buyer, Men’s Designer Collections

“Since packing capacity is limited when traveling for the shows, I usually pull a bunch of stuff and then do an edit.  Any piece that can’t coordinate for at least three different outfits doesn’t make the cut.”

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SIMILAR: ANN DEMEULEMEESTER Organza Shirt Jacket / LANVIN Stretch-Jersey Tank / SACAI Neoprene Joggers / Tomas Maier Studded Slingback Sandals
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Nick McClish
Senior Buyer, Men’s Tailored Clothing and Furnishings

“I pack very differently for the summer season, as opposed to when we come in the winter for the fall collections—more T-shirts and casual clothing; less layers, more skin.”

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SIMILAR: ZANONE Slub T-Shirt / RICK OWENS Cropped Tuxedo Trousers / BALENCIAGA Phileas Large Pouch / MARSELL Oiled Leather Slip-on Shoe
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John Totolis
VP/DMM, Men’s Tailored Clothing and Furnishings

“For this season, I brought my five favorite sportcoats and trousers, all in stone and light grays. I love a white or stone trouser because it can freshen up any outfit and make it feel less serious. Plus one knit tie for more formal occasions, because they travel better than silks.”

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SIMILAR: ETRO Herringbone Two-Button Sportcoat / INCOTEX Marvis Trousers / FELISI Nylon Tote / ALDEN Apron Toe Tassel Loafers

 

Julien Decanali
Associate Buyer, Men’s Designer Collections

“Our days are often spent in hot showrooms for hours on end, so staying cool and comfortable, yet presentable—one never knows what CEO might show up—takes precedence over any trend of the moment.”

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SIMILAR: THE ELDER STATESMAN “Favorite Tee” / TOMORROWLAND Worsted Track Pants / GIVENCHY Double-Zip Large Pouch / OLIVER PEOPLE Gregory Peck Sunglasses
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Jonathan Rich
Buyer, Men’s Designer Accessories

“I have a lot of sneakers, so whichever are my favorite at the moment are the first to get packed. Then, the rest of my wardrobe is pretty simple—whatever I’m going to be most comfortable in while running around to appointments.”

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SIMILAR: BARTON PERREIRA Dillinger Sunglasses / VILEBREQUIN Slub Linen Shirt / FRAME DENIM L’Homme Rincon Jeans / ADIDAS Stan Smith Sneakers

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