Every holiday catalogue and advert is geared towards women as women are better with packing their families for going away. Making lists of items you need for each family member is the first thing to do when it comes to planning and travelling for your holiday. If you have kids it’s especially important as you won’t just haevyourself or your other half to look after. Sarongs, bikinis and floaty dresses are easy to pack and take on holiday but for men who usually live in jeans and t-shirts it can be a little more difficult to think of what to bring on holiday with you. Yes, there are three quarter length trousers and men’s shorts but the materials can be quite heavy going. There is so much information out there and it can get confusing; you have adverts from Primark to websites like www.birtchnells.co.uk that throw lots of ideas and info to you so we’ve put together this handy little guide to help you out.
When you go shopping, check out the pocket situations and built in storage of swimming shorts and beach wear. Have you thought about how you may carry your wallet, key to the hotel room and phone? We know it’s customary to shove everything in the giant bag your wife may bring to the beach but if you are blissfully single and on holiday with the lads then there won’t be a giant tote to shove everything into. You’ll need a beach bag! Not a battered messenger back or God forbid, briefcase. Don’t buy anything leather or heavy cotton as you can actually do some damage to your phone if it’s too hot. Go for linen or wicker and you can do this fairly classily without looking like you’re wearing a shopping basket.
It’s summer and sunny so going to the beach means sandals. Men of a certain age always think sandals go perfectly with a pair of lurid green socks and you know, they’re very, very wrong. Sandals and socks are a big no-no and these are almost as bad as crocs in the fashion stakes! Packing a casual suit is never a bad thing if you are headed on a cruise or on a posh all-inclusive. Head over to www.birtchnells.co.uk to choose from their suit collection especially if you have a special lady to waltz around a dance floor; and we don’t mean the sticky-floored clubs of Malaga either! If you’re looking for a great time out scouring the websites like www.birtchnells.co.uk for crisp lightweight shirts is what you need. You want to look smart, well-groomed and pressed and for that you need shirts that give statements and these shirts do the job. Make sure you choose light cotton though, you don’t want pit stains ruining your fresh new shirts. Take yourself along to Boots or Sunglasses Hut for the latest styles in RayBans. Sunglasses are essential on a beach holiday but not for hiding while eyeing the ladies.