What I'm Bringing: Two Weeks In Mexico

Feb 18, 2011

Two weeks isn't that long but its long enough that I should bring some options. I'll also be traveling through pretty diverse parts of Mexico so I wanted to be prepared for the various climates, terrain, and possible occassions. That being said, I didn't want to have to lug a bunch of stuff around for two weeks; so I first laid out everything I thought I would need and slowly trimmed the fat from there. I'm probably still bringing more than I need, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Breakdown's below:

— Five pair grey ribbed Muji boxer briefs, three melange Uniqlo socks (red, grey, navy) and a pair of Solmate socks
— Four white Uniqlo supima v-necks, one grey Uniqlo DRY v-neck tee
— One 14-year old navy PRL polo shirt (I've had it since I was 8 and it still fits somehow)
— Two OCBDs: BBESF in blue & white
— Two J.Crew merino v-neck sweaters in navy and grey
— SEXSC06, Rugby chinos in light khaki, light grey vintage bermuda shorts
— Vineyard Vines swim trunks (in Nantucket red of all colors, with a fish skeleton print)
— Three jackets: ECWCS Gen II Marpat parka, WWII HBT jacket, 30's linen double-breasted shawl lapel dinner jacket (it was that or a floral Engineered Garments one)
— Three pairs of shoes: Clarks wallabees, Common Projects achilles low (with shoe trees and bag), and some 8 year old Reef sandals
— J.Crew plaque belt, Drakes non-crease silk tie in navy w/white dots, sterling silver tie bar
— Supreme F/W '08 corduroy/suede snap-back, tortoise Bausch & Lomb wayfarers in my MS & Co. sleeve, the Hill-Side crosses chambray pocket square along with my usual EDC, some chapstick, and my passport
— Toiletries in a sealed plastic bag, towel, wash cloth, and some haircutting supplies (I have a feeling I'll get the urge to cut my hair while I'm gone)
— Jiffy travel steamer
— Reading material: The Man Who was Thursday

I'll have some of the above on my person and the rest is going into a suitcase and Filson tote. Hopefully I'll be too busy to update the blog 'til I get back.



Have a good trip.

You're a brave soul to be traveling through "diverse parts of Mexico" right now.


agree with anon, be safe.

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This is great, and, as others have already said, I wish you safe travels.

Also - The Man Who Was Thursday is my all-time favorite book. If you haven't read it, you're in for a treat. If you're re-reading it, you're in for a treat.


Mexico City is an exciting place..have fun


Inspirational for a two-week trip I'm about to take. Thanks.

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