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When it comes to airport style, it’s easy to tell apart the novices from the pros who know how to travel right.

Don’t be that guy with the terrible airport style. You know the one… wearing a t-shirt from the last location he visited tucked into jean shorts. With high socks and sneakers that should’ve been left in 1997. A rolling suitcase that could double as a coffee table. You’re better than that.

Airport style is surprisingly easy. The key to success? Focus on clean, comfortable, and versatile fits. Let’s check out some well-executed travel looks and break down how to do airport style right.

David Beckham


A seasoned travel vet, Beckham nails this functional & comfortable airport look. Notice how he skips the large baggage for a knapsack and duffle — both easy to carry-on and a huge time saver when you land. A comfy crewneck sweater works well with his slim denim. He tops off the look with the smartest move of all: chelsea boots that slide on and off with ease. Shoelaces and airport security do not mix.

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Vitaly – Classic Crew Sweater with Ribbing ($99)

vitaly tan crewneck sweater

Gotstyle – Sleek Chelsea Leather Boot ($295)

chelsea boot gotstyle black

Idris Elba

idris elba

Comfortable? Versatile? Check and check. Elba keeps his baggage light with a simple backpack. A Henley and light wash denim makes for a clean, masculine airport style that takes all of 0.2 seconds to put together. Don’t overthink it — this is perfect.

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PYA – White Long Sleeve Henley ($95)

Nudie Jeans – Lean Dean Indigo Spirit Denim ($239)

Lean Dean Indigo Spirit

Rains – MSN Backpack ($110)

Ryan Reynolds

ryan reynolds airport style

Sensing a trend here? Reynolds skips the suitcase in favor of a carry-on duffle. The Canadian keeps his outfit minimal: well-cut chinos and a v-neck sweater. Comfortable for a long flight and fresh enough to confidently step out afterward.

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Monte & Coe – Wool Felt Duffle Bag with Leather Trim ($489)

monte and coe duffle bag

John Varvatos – Knit V-Neck Sweater ($125 – on sale)

Aziz Ansari

aziz ansari airport style

We’ll give Aziz a pass on the big suitcase (his flight was transatlantic). On his way back from Italy, Ansari kills this classy/casual airport look. Loafers and lightweight chinos embody sharp Italian style while remaining comfortable and functional for a long flight. A simple t-shirt and low-key accessories add some polish. This look works for literally any guy.

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Clae – Navy Winston Loafer ($150)

Blue Industry – Beige Cotton Chino ($155)

Got any airport style questions? Let us know in the comments below!