Words by Siya Beyile

When you travel as much as I do, you quickly develop your own list of essentials. Whether I’m shooting new projects, attending meetings or events, or going on holiday – I make sure I have these in my luggage bag.

A Blazer

Due to the nature of what I do, I have to allow for spontaneity so I pack a blazer in case I need to attend a function or have an opportunity for a business meeting. I usually go for an unstructured blazer as it’s easier to pack and more adaptable than a traditional blazer jacket.


Comfortable White Sneakers

Without fail I always travel with white sneakers. What I like most about them is that they work with any outfit. Because I wear these often (and in case it rains at your destination) I make sure I apply a shoe protector.

Threaded Man x Tubular--14

The Travel Bag

Besides my luggage bag, I always carry a simple leather bag for my electronics, books and any other essentials I might need while I’m travelling. You know I love leather because it’s classic and stylish, but really, a leather bag will last you a very long time which makes it worth the price tag.

The Threaded Man Leather-25

A Good Pair of Jeans

It should be a crime to travel without a good pair of jeans! No matter where I go, I make sure that I’ve packed one or two pairs of jeans as they work perfectly for a smart or casual look.


A Light Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets have become a staple, so you no longer have to travel with a heavy leather jacket or the very overdone denim jacket. A light bomber is perfect for day and night wear.


These are the basics that you should travel with and trust me, you can never go wrong with these essentials.