For me, the single most crucial decision in travel is what to wear on the plane. It’s all well and good to say that I’m carrying my luggage onto the plane, and thus I’m not going to be trapped in these clothes forever, but…
- One may be “requested” to check one’s bag. Thus, it goes where no man has gone before, and you may not see it for quite a while.
- Flight delays. You may be wearing these clothes a LOT longer than your schedule suggests.
- Hotel check-in timing – when we arrive in Paris, it will only be about 8 a.m. Arriving in the city between 9 and 9:30, we will be HOURS too early to check into our room. Thus, my first three or four hours in Paris will be spent wearing these same clothes.
I see lots of people who fly in pajamas, or sweat suits. Knowing that the first thing I’m going to do after I leave my suitcase at the hotel is head to a cafe for some breakfast, I choose to be nicely dressed for that and for the sauntering about the “quartier” which will follow.
Don’t even ask what Vivienne thinks of public pajamas!