The stresses of a business trip shouldn’t occur before the journey has even taken place. When you have so many other work-related-tasks at hand, packing a suitable wardrobe shouldn’t be included in your list of worries. 

For a short business trip, it can be hard to choose outfits suitable for the entirety of your business trip, especially when the space in your luggage is precious. This is why Hemingway are on hand to help you prioritise the essentials. 


The hardest part of choosing what to bring on your business trip, is choosing what should hold all your specifically picked pieces. A small carry-on is ideal for most trips lasting a few days - both in the UK and abroad. For any longer periods of time, Hemingway would suggest choosing a suitcase. Remember the objective is to pack light and business appropriate: a few versatile pieces rather than a different outfit for every occasion.

Hemingway would recommend a classic holdall, made of leather in a classic colour such as black, grey or brown - that way it can be teamed with both your business and casual wear. 


It doesn’t matter if they’re styled as Brogues, Monkstraps, Derbies or most commonly Oxfords, if they’re leather and black, chances are they’re going to complement the majority of formalwear. 

The black dress shoe is a timeless classic unlikely to go out of fashion any time soon. Not only are they comfortable to wear, they can be worn everyday without judgement and suit all formal and business occasions. Having one or two pairs of black dress shoes are a staple for any business trips and should be included in your luggage too. 


When suitcase space is limited there are only a few ways you can choose to accessorise. Fortunately, ties, due to their size can be packed in abundance. 

Hemingway would recommend investing in quality accessories, whilst keeping in mind how they will look with the rest of your outfits. 

We would recommend picking a mix of smart plain and printed ties to vary your outfits even if the rest of the attire has to be repeated. This gives the illusion of a change of outfit. A sharp tie can also add a bold touch to any outfit.

Discover some of our classic and bold printed ties.

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