The Boston Man's Guide To Travel Accessories

On-the-go men in Boston can look smart and sophisticated while keeping it easy

We've searched out some smart stuff for every man-about-town. You're welcome.

Tag It

What: Owen & Fred’s personalized leather bag tags

How: In a sea of black suitcases circling around the baggage claim belt, these make sure your bag stands out. They are made in the U.S. and can be customized. Using the old “I’m With the Band” line is always a good place to start.

How much: $26

Where to buy it: Sault New England

Owen &Fred's personalized leather bag tags


Wear It

What: Ministry of Supply LABS 3D Jacket

How: MIT-born Ministry of Supply is a leader in "tech-fashion," which means that in this case comfort doesn’t take precedence over style when traveling. The LABS blazer is super soft and made of material that wicks away moisture and doesn’t hold onto odors. Aside from looking slick, its three-dimensional structure keeps its shape even when it’s not being worn.

How much: $450

Where to buy it: Ministry of Supply

Ministry of Supply LABS 3D Jacket


Port It

What: Frank & Oak SC Commuter Backpack

How: The everyday backpack has gotten serious upgrades in recent years. Retailers have replaced the bulky, slouchy bags of youth with compact and sleek adult versions. Understated yet functional, this backpack has an interior laptop sleeve, sweat compartment for dirty clothes, and magnetic sternum strap for extra support. It’s a good choice for city adventures.

How much: $95

Where to buy it: Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak Commuter Backpack


Kick It

What: Ball and Buck x New Balance Made US 585 Sporting Gentleman

How: New Balance’s 585 sneaker re-emerges from the coffers of the athletic brand’s basement with a fresh look in this exclusive collaboration with local, independent men’s retailer Ball and Buck. Signature Ball and Buck accents include a leather N logo, tongue and collar strap, duck canvas and plaid canvas, and camo pattern.

How much: $238

Where to buy it: Ball and Buck


Cool It

What: Samuel Hubbard Frequent Traveler Loafer

How: Frequent travelers love loafers for their style and ease, especially when trudging through TSA. Samuel Hubbard’s version is incredibly comfortable (yes, like a running shoe) thanks to its Vibram sole. The shoes are also lined with glove leather to keep feet cool on long days.

How much: $235

Where to buy it: The Tannery

Samuel Hubbard Frequent Traveler Loafer


Rock It

What: Swimmer Duo by Polk Boom

How: What could be better on a beach vacation than listening to your favorite tunes on a waterproof speaker? Submergible up to 3 feet for 30 minutes and dirtproof, this speaker is perfect for the clumsy guy who likes to sit poolside. The flexible tail on top can be used to hang it from a bag or chair or act as a stand. And it is available in four color options.

How much: $59.99

Where to buy it: City Target

Swimmer Duo by Polk Bloom

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