Wrinkle-Free Travel Shirt
Published: January 2010
By James Jung
No matter how many time zones you’ve crossed, this Brooks Brothers classic goes the distance.
When it comes to defining the quintessential travel staple, nothing beats a crisp oxford shirt. Enter 192-year-old Brooks Brothers, no stranger to men and women on the go, having outfitted everyone from Presidents Lincoln, Kennedy, and Obama to the cast of Mad Men. After introducing a cotton-blend version more than half a century ago, the venerable American institution went one better in 1997 by pioneering the wrinkle-resistant button-down. There’s the classic men’s Ainsley, with its two-ply cotton, pucker-free seams, and single-needle tailoring, and an equally versatile slim-fit women’s style with added stretch. Wear it with a smart blazer or untucked over your favorite pair of jeans; either way, you’ll look as chic at takeoff as you will having a nightcap in the hotel bar.