I ain’t gonna lie right now, I’m getting cooked.”
46 million turkeys say this every year as they go into the oven and onto the dinner table.
A guide for not overpacking during your long holiday weekend
Thanksgiving can be a great holiday if you don't buy into the bullshit and stress that can creep into an otherwise perfect four-day weekend full of food, drink and old friends. It's a time to relax, reconnect with loved ones and remember what you're grateful for—be it family, your health or simply the fact that you were one of the lucky ones who escaped your hometown. But what should you pack for a short trip that combines equal parts bonding and eating, lounging and shopping? Don't just indulge your appetite—make sure to put some effort into your appearance. Here's what you should have in your suitcase to arrive in style, make a good impression at the dinner table and feel great the whole time. Don't overpack. Just bring a handful of stylish essentials—items that can be mixed and matched as needed.
You're back in town and ready to hit up the local watering hole with your friends from high school. Or perhaps you're bonding with your siblings out by the fire-pit. Either way, this evening calls for relaxed, but stylishly seasonal layers that are sure to impress.
1) Loopwheel tubular athletic T-shirt,
$32.99 / $26.99 by Bronson MFG
2) Myrtle quarter-zip sweatshirt, $195 by Body of Work
3) Canvas leisure pant, $280 by One of These Days
4) Allpa 65L roller bag,
$395 / $355.50 by Cotopaxi
5) Cordovan Gibson shoe, $199 by Solovair
6) Merino wool blend terry socks, $24 by Bombas
The key to this outfit is managing to look dressed up and put together, while ensuring you're comfortable enough to keep up with all the food and festivities. A collared sweater is a forgiving top and some dark denim is dressy enough without feeling too formal.
Your post Turkey Day plans can go one of three ways. One, you're laying around the house all day, focused on relaxing, leftovers and football. Two, you're hitting the gym to work off last night's epic feast. Or three, you're braving the crowds to score some Black Friday deals IRL. Whichever you choose, dress comfortably.
1) Tech merino beanie, $125 by Norse Projects
2) Merino honeycomb crewneck sweater, $220 by Reigning Champ
3) Heavy-weight fleece sweats, $75 by Los Angeles Apparel
4) Fall in parka, $780 by Houdini Sportswear
5) Moab speed GORE-TEX sneaker, $175 by Merrell
6) Sunseeker sunglasses, $39 by Huckberry
The potential for spills and splashes is high this weekend. Be the guy who’s prepared by stashing this in your coat pocket. This pen works in much the same way as a Tide Pen, but is even more effective. Plus, it’s safe for dry-clean-only clothes and hand washables such as wools, silks and other special care fabrics. The soft-touch applicator helps work out and lift stains. Then simply blot the fabric dry. The peroxide-free formula leaves no residue or any other clue the stain was ever there.
On-the-go stain removal pen,
$8.05 / $4 by Dryer