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David Beckham’s Airport Style Trick for Long, Long Flights

CelebrityDavid Beckham's Airport Style Trick for Long, Long Flights

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It's no secret that David Beckham's style mastery extends his airport outfits. (W've highlighted it many, many times before in case you need a refresher). His travel style is so good, in fact, that his Cool Teen™ son even stole some of his chill af airport style moves. And while we're not saying it's the sole reason we gave Becks our April cover … well, let's just say it didn't hurt.

Anyway, Beckham is a stylish guy who travels a lot. But the move he pulled on a recent flight is an unprecedented one, and yet it's one that all men could learn something from. When Beckham arrived at LAX for his 12-hour trip to Japan, he was wearing a look typical of his laid-back-but-still-cool aesthetic, a pair of blue pants, a red Rolling Stones print T-shirt, a hat and shades.

However, when the soccer star/designer deplaned half-a-day later, he was wearing pretty much the same thing, save for one major exception: Beckham swapped out his rock band tee in favor for a plain white one (with his signature sleeve-roll). Mind blown, right?

We're only half-joking. While it seems like a small thing, and it is, it's the sort of low lift action that yields big results. While the average guy may not be mobbed at baggage claim by paparazzi, bringing a T-shirt to switch into during a long flight is a nice way to feel fresh once you hit your final port of call. It doesn't take much to toss an extra shirt in your carry-on to make sure you're looking your best — and more importantly, feeling your best — once you've spent a few hours in the air. And a full outfit change would be ridiculous, and difficult (though maybe not for Beckham who inevitably flies first class), a t-shirt swap is a cinch in the confines of an airport lavatory. Want to take it the next level? Bring your travel toothbrush on board and a small sample of face moisturizes and give yourself a brush and quick splash of water to the face before you strap in for your final descent. Then whoever is meeting you at your destination will wonder how the f*ck you look so damn fresh.

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