Follow these do’s and don’ts to make traveling by plane just a bit more stylish and comfortable.
Flying is unpleasant. Here are a few do’s – things to wear and don’ts for travelling by plane, full of options that not only look cool, but are comfortable, functional and help the security line at the airport to move faster.

Do: Zip-Up Shoes

Are you coming back from the Middle East on military leave? Are you going to your high school’s basketball game? No? Then don’t wear lace-up shoes to the airport. It’s all about slippers, or better, Vans Sk8-Hi zip-ups. Vans are classic, comfortable, and stylish. These Sk8-Hi’s have a zipper at the back and it makes them the perfect airport shoes. You tie them once right after you take them out of the box and after that you just enter and exit through the back door (don’t understand it in a wrong way).

Don’t (ever): Sunglasses

Do you have light sensitivity problems? No? Then what are you doing? You’re inside now. There is no sun. You have to take them off at security so why putting them back on to read the newspapers and the menu at the Starbucks? It officially makes you “that guy.” So, don’t. Don’t be that guy.

Do: Cool Sweatpants

When sitting in a small seat in the airplane, comfortable clothing is all you need but remember, wearing dirty sweatpants is for the gym or for the 2 month period after a breakup when you sit on a sofa in the dark crying with empty pizza boxes everywhere and watching Step by Step all over again. Clothing companies from sportswear to luxurious designers now make comfortable sweatpants with pockets so you don’t lose the things you need like your phone, wallet, or boarding pass—these days you can find them all on your phone anyway.

Stop it: Belts

It’s 2015. Loose pants are not in fashion for about 15 years, so the belt, for all purposes, is a style accessory. If you’re wearing a pair of jeans that already fit, put your belt where it belongs: in the suitcase. It’s one less thing to forget to take off while going through the metal detector. No one is going to be impressed that your brown belt has the same colour as your brown shoes. Perfect is when your belt is the same with your jacket in a way that they are both folded in your carry-on bag. I’m not even going to tell you not to wear suspenders. If you do wear them it’s the right time for you to cancel the flight and travel the way you planned: by horse and carriage. Happy trails.

Do: Headphones

No one wants to hear complaining passengers or crying babies while they’re stuck in a terminal during a three hour stop between flights, but you also don’t want to listen the complaints of guards because you can’t unknot your headphones while going through security. These days, headphones from companies like Beyerdynamic have a great packing, and also tangle-free cords that is going to save you valuable seconds, which in airport time can mean missing that connection.

Do Not: Jackets

If you’re cold inside of an airport it is possible you do not have enough protein or iron and treating it is what you want to do. Once you get out of the taxi, say goodbye to your coat. Put that thing in your suitcase. The only thing you need inside any airport is a flannel shirt. They’re light, warm, quick to get in and out of, and easy to put into a bag.

Do: Laptop Sleeves

Every security control in America wants you to take your notebook out from its bag. Sleeves protect your soft MacBook from scratches. They also come in tons of amazing colours; the notebook bag quietly says 9-to-5 (it is when you go to work at nine and end at five – it’s usual in many offices in America), but the sleeve says, “Happy hour is on me.” (happy hour = a time, usually in the early evening, when a pub or a bar sells alcoholic drinks at lower prices than usual)

Never Again: Jewellery

Sometimes I have nightmares where I’m late for a flight. I’m standing in a security line that just doesn’t move. I step out of the line for a bit to see why it takes so long and there’s Johnny Depp, taking off all his hats, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, wallet chains, and taking out of his pockets all gold coins for 45 minutes. He is Johnny Depp, though, and he can do anything he wants such as walking through the metal detector like Edward Scissorhands with TSA (Transportation Security Administration) just letting him go in peace. Some people just live life in the pre-check lane. You and I are not Johnny Depp, so leave the jewellery at home.

Keep these do’s and don’ts in mind to make air travel just a bit more stylish and comfortable.

Flying is unpleasant. Here are a few air travel do’s and don’ts, complete with options that not only look cool, but are comfortable, functional and won’t hold up the security line.

Do: Zip-Up Shoes

Are you coming back from the Middle East on military leave? Are you going to your high school’s national basketball championship game? No? Then don’t wear lace-up shoes to the airport. It’s all about slippers, or better yet, Vans Sk8-Hi zip-ups. Vans are classic, comfortable, and stylish. These Sk8-Hi’s have a zipper at the back which make them the perfect airport shoe. You tie them once right after the unboxing and after that you just enter and exit through the back door (get your mind out of the gutter).

Don’t (Ever): Sunglasses

Do you have light sensitivity issues? No? Then what are you doing? You’re indoors now. There is no sun. Moreover, you already had to take them off once at security. Putting them back on to read the newsstands and baked goods sections at the Starbucks officially makes you “that guy.” So, don’t. Don’t be that guy.

Do: Cool Sweatpants

Comfortable clothing is a must when it comes to sitting in cramped seats, but stained sweatpants are for the gym or the 2 month period after a breakup where you sit on a sofa in the dark crying into empty pizza boxes and re-watching Step by Step. Apparel companies from athletic wear to luxurious designers now make comfortable, fitted sweats with pockets so you don’t lose your valuables like your phone, wallet, or boarding pass—which these days are all found on your phone anyway.

Stop It: Belts

It’s 2015. Loose pants haven’t been in fashion for about 15 years, so the belt, for all purposes, is a style accessory. If you’re wearing a pair of jeans that already fit, put your belt where it belongs: in the suitcase. It’s one less thing to forget you had on while going through the metal detectors. No one is going to be impressed that your brown belt matches your brown shoes. The only thing your belt should match is your jacket, in the way that they’re both folded nicely in your carry-on. And if I even have to tell you not to wear suspenders, then you should go ahead and cancel your flight and travel the way you were intended: by horse and carriage. Happy trails.

Do: Earphones

No one wants to hear complaining passengers or crying babies while they’re stuck in a terminal during a three hour stop between flights, but you also don’t want to be on the receiving end of the complaints because you can’t unknot your earphones while going through security. These days, earphones from companies like Beyerdynamic pack a sonic punch, and the have tangle-free cords that will save you valuable seconds, which in airport time can mean missing that connection.

Do Not: Jackets

If you’re freezing cold inside of an airport then you may have a protein or iron deficiency that you might want to start treating. Once you get out of the taxi, say goodbye to your coat. Stuff that thing in the suitcase. The only layer you need inside any airport is a flannel shirt. They’re light, warm, quick to get in and out of, and easy to stuff into a bag.

Do: Laptop Sleeves

Every security checkpoint in America requires you to remove your laptop from its bag. Sleeves protect your soft MacBook from scratches. They also come in tons of cool colors; the messenger bag quietly says 9-to-5, but the sleeve says, “Happy hour is on me.”

Never Again: Jewelery

I’ve had nightmares where I’m running late to a flight. I’m standing in a security line that just won’t move. I step out of the line to see what why it takes so long and there’s Johnny Depp, 45 minutes into removing all his hats, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, belts, wallet chains, and emptying his pockets full of gold coins. He is Johnny Depp, though, and he can do whatever he wants. He could walk through the metal detector with scissor hands and TSA (Transportation Security Administration) would just wave him through in amazement. Some people just live life in the pre-check lane. You and I are not Johnny Depp, so leave the jewels at home.

Definitions

keep sth in mind – o remember a piece of information when you are making a decision or thinking about a matter
to hold up – to delay or block the movement or progress of somebody/something
lace-up – a shoe that is tied with laces
lace – a delicate material made from threads of cotton, silk, etc. that are twisted into a pattern of holes (tkaničky)
slippers – comfortable slip-on shoes
get your mind out of the gutter – A phrase said when a listener imply a dirty/sexual thought from something said by the speaker who did not imply anything of the kind
light intensivity issues – when your eyes doesn’t tolerate sunlight well
indoors – inside / in a building
newsstand – a small shop/store that is open at the front, where you can buy books, newspapers or magazines, for example at a station or an airport
cramped – does not have enough space for the people in it
stained – covered with stains / dirty
rewatching – watching again
apparel – clothing, when it is being sold in shops/stores
valuables – things that are worth a lot of money, especially small personal things such as jewellery, cameras, etc.
to match – a person or thing that combines well with somebody/something else
carry-on – the type of luggage that passengers are allowed to have inside of a plane
suspenders – long narrow pieces of cloth, leather, etc. for holding trousers/pants up. They are fastened to the top of the trousers/pants at the front and back and passed over the shoulders.
to intend – to have a plan, result or purpose in your mind when you do something
earphones – headphones
deficiency – the state of not having, or not having enough of
checkpoint – a place, especially on a border between two countries or on a security in airports, where people have to stop so their documents can be checked
9-to-5 – when you go to work at nine and end at five – it’s usual in many offices in America
happy hour – a time, usually in the early evening, when a pub or a bar sells alcoholic drinks at lower prices than usual
running late – doing things or arriving in places later than planned
to wave through – to make a signal with your hand that shows you are allowing a person or vehicle to go through a gate or other entrance

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