"No matter how you get there, however, the key is to keep things chic but compact, especially the essentials. The spontaneous sensibility of the classic American road trip speaks to a more casual sartorial aesthetic—the grab-and-go vibe of clothes tossed in a duffel for a long weekend getaway. Funky pairings like thick socks and matte black Birkenstocks and sturdy staples like the canvas duffel, updated in a more structured shape and with a dark brown leather trim, keep things elevated while staying true to the pared-down, informal roots of on-the-road style. Really, it’s a kind of time travel you’re doing here, too, with easy, chic pieces that help bridge the gap between old-world elegance and 21st-century travel."
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