When shopping for menswear as a gift, consider pieces that would function well in the variety of settings that the recipient might find themselves in. Those who are seeking gifts for a traveler in their life would do well to choose from pieces and silhouettes that can be easily packed, and are versatile enough to mix and match into different outfits.
Athleisure, loungewear, and activewear, naturally, are all fits in this category. But you can also consider pieces that can be layered for warmth and comfort, like workwear jackets or zipped fleece jackets. From Alo and Cozy Earth to A.P.C. and Suicoke, here’s an eclectic selection of the 10 best travel-friendly menswear items to consider this Valentine’s Day — and beyond.
Cooper Half Zip Thermal by Cotton Citizen
Cut from 100% soft cotton military thermal, this is a layering essential that fits any men’s wardrobe. The thermal comes with a half-zip closure and relaxed polo collar for both comfort and style. Colors include jet black, navy, and espresso. $275
Adrien T-Shirt by A.P.C.
It’s always wise to pack a couple of nice, heavy cotton T’s that can be styled up or down, depending on the occasion. While white and black are easy essentials, a fun pattern or design can make or break an outfit. This hand-tie-dyed piece touts a sloping shoulder and wide sleeves. $165
Fleece Zipped Jacket by Pangaia
For chilly weather, you can’t go wrong with a fleece jacket over one or more layers. Created by the fabric innovators at Pangaia using partially recycled fleece, this jacket is lined with organic cotton jersey for comfort, and is treated with peppermint oil for freshness. $330
The Ojai Jacket by Taylor Stitch
Reliable menswear staple Taylor Stitch is known for dress shirts, knits, and most notably this versatile workwear jacket inspired by vintage French styles. Made from 100% organic cotton, the jacket is washed for a “lived-in feel,” and fitted with natural ring-back buttons. Available in charcoal, indigo, and olive, it can be thrown over a t-shirt or used to dress up a button-down. $188
Heavy-Gauge Button-Up Cardigan by Estudio Niksen
Every seasoned traveler knows the importance of packing layers. Featuring a slightly wide fit and classic spread collar, this one-size-fits-all wool cardigan is comfy enough to wear with sweats but sophisticated enough to pull into a smart outfit. $160
Jurassic Park Logo Teal Shorts by Dumbgood
Look good, feel good, Dumbgood. You can never have too many casual outfits when traveling, and these fun, activity-ready shorts come with a drawstring and mesh lining to double as swim trunks. Plus, you can flex the fact that you’re a dinosaur-loving Jurassic Park nerd (in the best way). $52
Setter by Orlebar Brown
The luxury swim trunk experts over at Orlebar Brown recently debuted these shorter-length stripe steam shorts celebrating the tradition of the Grand Tour. Constructed in the image of a traditional men’s tailored trouser pant, the shorts can be fastened tighter with gold side fasteners. The trunks come in dark ink and green colorways. $295
Highline Cargo Sweatpant by Alo
Function and comfort are equally important when considering quality travel attire, and these sweatpants from Los Angeles-based activewear brand Alo offer both. Constructed from soft, diagonal French terry, the pants boast five cargo pockets with all with zip closures for secure storage. Knee panels and a webbing loop are included for enhanced mobility. $138
Men’s Bamboo Stretch-Knit Pajama Pant by Cozy Earth
When you’re on the road, anything that helps you sleep easier is worth bringing along. Made from moisture-wicking bamboo-based viscose fabric, these soft, stretchy, and breathable knit pajama pants are so comfy, they’ll be hard to get out of. $80
Kisee-VPO by Suicoke
Established in 2006, Suicoke is a cult-beloved footwear brand known for revolutionizing the luxury sandal game. Available in black and navy, these unisex Kisee-VPO sandals are fitted with adjustable straps, a nylon and synthetic fiber upper shell, Vibram original footbed and Vibram Morflex platform sole. $220