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A Handsome Man Emerges from the Travel Suitcase

Looking handsome in prAna fashion at Bunratty Castle, Ireland.

Looking fashionable in manly travel clothes at Bunratty Castle, Ireland.

Much is said about travel fashion for the ladies, but what about male clothes for the road? Happily, both my husband and I got to try out some apparel from a hot company during our Ireland trip, and here are the dramatic results.
Jumping for joy in prAna while waiting for a ferry in Ireland.

Jumping for joy in prAna while waiting for a ferry in Ireland.

The hot company in question is called prAna, and you may recall that they are the makers of the pants and dress I can’t stop wearing. (Note, if you enjoy these clothes, use any of the links here to browse, as they are affiliates.)

Recently, my husband Colin became seethingly jealous of my cool attire, and so I was relieved to learn that prAna has an entire men’s clothing line. Phew! The plan was set that Colin and I would order clothes for BOTH of us for our Ireland trip.

Posing at the Cliffs of Moher.

Colin posing at the Cliffs of Moher in his prAna sweater.

For myself, I ordered another prAna sweater dress, pictured below. Sweater dresses are my official sanity-saver during this insane Boston winter. I throw them on over leggings and am fancy, comfy, and warm at work.

This sweater dress also proved brilliant for the famously “crisp” Ireland air. The dresses may be a tad bulky in one’s suitcase, but it’s worth it to take at least one during a trip to a nippy locale.

Snuggly in my sweater dress with baby at the Dan O'Hara Homestead in Connemara, Ireland.

Snuggly in my sweater dress with baby at the Dan O’Hara Homestead in Connemara, Ireland.

Meanwhile, Colin got an ingenious triumvirate of shirts. Below, you see his “slim fit” blue piece that proved just perfect for looking dapper whilst wheeling around the suitcase of a spouse.

A slim and handsome button-down for carrying a spouse's suitcase.

A slim and handsome button-down for carrying a spouse’s suitcase.

Next, Colin got a shirt that is now his number one favorite clothing item of all time: a thick, zipping cardigan with big stripes. Doesn’t it look majestic in the stained-glass-lit light of the Bunratty Castle throne?

Rising majestically from the castle throne.

Rising majestically from the castle throne in Ireland.

Finally, my guy ordered this khaki-colored sweater, pictured here in mid-jump at Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher. To go with his shirts, Colin also got a style of pants from prAna called the “Rawkus Pant.”

Whenever he wore them (which was pretty much every day of the trip), some form of ruckus occurred. Was the ruckus caused by the handsomeness of the pant? We may never know.

Mid-jump, wearing the "Rawkus Pant" at the Cliffs of Moher.

Mid-jump, wearing the “Rawkus Pant” at the Cliffs of Moher.

For my final outfit of the trip, I got very trendy: My first ever skinny corduroys! In bright red. Expect to see more of these pants on this blog, as they’re a perfect match for my trademark leaps across the sky. Bright crimson legs, ahoy! The purple shirt is also prAna, and is ultra-thin, but warm and pretty… and has a hood!

Feeling SO VERY COOL in my skinny corduroys in Limerick, Ireland.

Feeling SO VERY COOL in my skinny corduroys in Limerick, Ireland.

To close, if a man you know is going on a trip soon, I recommend he take a page from Colin’s book in terms of what to pack. The combination of a button-down, thick cardigan, and mid-weight sweater (paired, of course with a durable but classy pant that falls somewhere high on the ruckus spectrum) covers most of the bases for a destination like Ireland in February. Intrigued by the clothes? Shop them here at this affiliate link!

The sweater fits in inside the castle, too.

The sweater fits well inside Ireland’s Bunratty Castle.

So what about you? What are your most effective packing tips for men? Which of these pieces of clothing do you like the best? Do share!

Our handsome outfits were provided by prAna, but all opinions and skinny corduroy hipness are my own.

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Rahman Mehraby

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015

Some of those clothes are so practical that you can even wear them in Iran. You know that dress code is somewhat different here!

Terry at Overnight New York

Sunday 12th of April 2015

Great threads -- and the backdrops are breathtaking.

Mary @ Green Global Travel

Saturday 11th of April 2015

I'm very familiar with prAna for warmer weather, but I've never used any of their cooler weather clothing. I too am a fan of the sweater leggings combo. Thanks for sharing your travel fashion suggestions!

Lillie

Sunday 26th of April 2015

You're welcome! I think they really shine in the cold weather department.

Elle | Spain Buddy

Monday 6th of April 2015

Great pics! I love how you don't take yourselves too seriously. Littlun is growing fast too!

Elle x

Lillie

Monday 6th of April 2015

He's a chubby little charmer now!

Cat of Sunshine and Siestas

Monday 6th of April 2015

I am far too concerned with looking good on trips and often forget about warm clothes! You two look great!

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