When it comes to innovation, the Bay Area is not all about technology. In this case, there’s some innovation brewing in travel fashion– specifically, what we wear on planes when sleeping in those nice lie-flat business class seats.
Last week while strolling down San Francisco’s eclectic Valencia Street, I checked out the Betabrand store and immediately fell for its new dress pant sweatpants which are PERFECT for business travel.
Well, they are cut like dress pants– at first glance they appear to be a sharp pair of chinos or wool trousers. But upon closer inspection, you notice that they are made out of sweatpant fabric (“French terry”), which is soft, warm, and stretchy.
Combined, they are the perfect pair of pants for overnight travel in business class– very easy to recline or sleep in on the plane, and still look great when you arrive in Brussels or Beijing after a long overnight flight.
I picked up a pair of the black dress pant sweatpants for $108 and love them. I also bought a pair of the gray lightweight version– much better for warmer climes as the standard version is pretty heavy. For banking types, there’s even a pinstripe version. Use my referral link when you get yours and I’ll be able to buy more, too– in addition to the dresspant sweatpants, they have several other style I’m interested in 🙂
For women, Betabrand makes several models of yoga pants that can serve the same purpose of sleeping great on the plane and looking great at a meeting the next day. Plus they have plenty of pockets in the waistband for storage of money and credit cards. ($98)
What are your favorite travel clothing items? Why? Where did you get them? Please comment below.
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