Style Guide: Business Class

Aug 6, 2018

Category: Style

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It doesn’t take much to develop a distaste for economy seating aboard an aircraft. With every passing year, flights appear to get more and more overbooked while the seats get smaller and more cramped. And for anyone who’s traveled for reasons other than pleasure, they understand thoroughly the tease that’s involved when walking through business class and into a crowded corner back towards the wing. It’s here where, especially on longer transcontinental flights, where purchasing that business class ticket would have come in handy, especially if there’s actual work to get done while in flight.

With this in mind, we got to reminiscing about the comforts of business class; the priority boarding, full meals, drink menu, and space to stretch out and comfortably get some much-needed work done in the process. Needless to say, the gear will be just as important as the amenities themselves. From a fully-functional carry-on case to the apparel, travel wallet and even a watch to ensure you’re on time, business class demands a certain caliber of quality just as you’d expect. So, with that in mind, sit back, relax, and enjoy this roundup of some essential gear and style items for your next first-class flight.

TravelTeq Wright Weekend Case

Blending the tenets of old age sleek Italian fashion with the principles of contemporary conveniences, the Wright Weekend Case is an essential piece of luggage for any traveler worth their salt. It’s crafted in Tuscany using a 100% cotton canvas and fine vegetable-tanned Florentine Vachetta leather. Additionally, a plethora of smart details come stock with the case including an inside pocket built for a wireless power bank, packing compartment for an extra set of clothes, a shock-absorbing bottom, and a Teflon coating to keep everything protected.

Purchase: $703

Inventory Mechanical Pen

It’s a widely accepted belief that keeping a reliable writing utensil on your person is the only way to travel. So, with that in mind, we suggest scooping up one these Inventory Mechanical Pens before takeoff.

Purchase: $90

Warby Parker Burke Glasses

Made from hand-polished cellulose acetate, this handsome pair of Warby Parker frames are a great way to maintain keen eyesight while keeping in line with the stylish principles of modern-day business apparel. Available in both Black Matte Eclipse and Tennessee Whiskey colorways.

Purchase: $95+

TravelTeq Passport Holder

Odds are some if not most of your business class worthy trips will take you overseas. In that case, be sure to stock up with this RFID Passport Holder from Travelteq. It boasts multifunctional compartments to help keep any passports, cards, travel documents and phone safe from theft and is handcrafted from fine vegetable-tanned Florentine Vachetta leather in Tuscany.

Purchase: $116

TravelTeq Washbag

Outfitted to keep any and all grooming products secure in style, Travelteq’s Travel Wash Bag is a handmade work of art compliments of Italian craftsmen in their Tuscany workshop. Inside, the interior hosts a main compartment along with a side pocket for easy organization and features easy-to-clean nylon as well for good measure.

Purchase: $171

Tricker’s Appleton Cap Toe Leather Oxfords

Rule number 1 of dressing the part: don’t skimp on the shoes. And if a well-designed suit is in the cards for the day, best to stick with this pair of English-crafted Oxfords built from smooth black leather and welted to sturdy soles.

Purchase: $645

Saint Laurent Midnight Blue Suit

Sometimes a form-fitting suit is just as appropriate for business as it is for pleasure. So for something versatile, Saint Laurent offers this pinstriped wool-flannel suit that’s not only tailored in Italy for a slim fit but offers a subtle level of class no matter where the job may lead.

Purchase: $2,990

Rolex Sea Dweller

The icing on the cake so to speak, you can never go wrong with a Rolex. This classic diver’s model is made from 904L Stainless steel, boasts that iconic black dial we all know and love, and is powered by the brand’s all-new calibre 3235 self-winding mechanical movement.

Purchase: $11,350

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