By Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine
Before a trip, business or pleasure, everyone always frets about what to pack.
You ponder, you decide on five pairs of shoes versus the eight you
originally wanted to bring, and debate whether to split your clothing
into two bags just in case you come back with more items. Or you are
the business traveler that wants to get as much wear out of as little
as possible, and fit it into the overhead compartment.
In my opinion, the challenge of traveling is not what you bring;
it’s about leaving the plane looking as fresh and clean as when you got
onto it. And no, you don’t need specific outfits you only wear
for travel—you work with what you have and then you find those
necessary accessories to get you through the time change.
Harry D. Donahue produced a travelogue that was released in 1940 called Fashion Horizons.
Starring Mary Martin, the story surrounds several aspiring Paramount
starlets who fly around in modern 1930s airplanes, stopping off at
Albuquerque and an Arizona dude ranch, while the narrator muses not so
much about the scenery, but about the traveling attire. Pre-World War
II was the fashionable time to fly. Unfortunately air travel has turned from the lap of luxury to the track-suit.