This fall I was asked a pretty urgent and rad request — the guys at Jos. A. Bank brewed up this idea and proposed to steal me for a weekend and drop me into a new city for 37 and 1/2 hours. The catch? I was to get around the city without a car, only wearing Jos. A. Bank’s TravelTech line with 37.5 Technology — I was up for this challenge! A few days before the trip, it was announced that the city was going to be Boston – and I was so excited! I’ve been to Boston a few times visiting two good buddies – hey Joe & Alex! – and really love the city. I was a bit familiar with the city but beyond excited at the chance to explore this New England city even deeper… and this time with a ticking clock! So this technology that is woven into the Jos. A. Bank’s TravelTech line is called 37.5 and does some pretty neat & impressive things in the TravelTech garments. The fiber technology is woven into the fabric of every piece.. down to the linings and trim, so it isn’t an added feature that washes out over time. It has superior mobility, maintains the optimum microclimate for your body, and traps odor-causing molecules.
On Day 1, I wore the blue TravelTech Slim Fit Micro Stripe Suit and paired that with the TravelTech Tailored Spread Collar Twill Dress Shirt. I wanted to test the stretch mobility of the pieces and was pretty impressed with what I found. In all the TravelTech pieces, the 37.5 technology has stretch mesh fabric integrated throughout. The technical aspects of these garments were built with flexibility in mind: there’s additional mesh lining on the inside of the jacket, along with the waistband of the pants and with the dress shirt, underneath the collar. All of this adds mobility and lets me move around with such ease. I had never ridden a bike with a full suit on, and it was a breeze. The stretch in the pants allowed my knees to peddle uninterrupted while the flexibility of the jacket didn’t restrain the reach of my arms.
So you’ve got 37.5 hours in Boston… here are some recommendations on what to do:
To Do & See:
- Walk the Freedom Trail
- see: the Massachusetts State House, Bunker Hill Monument, Paul Revere’s House and the site of the Boston Massacre (+ many more!)
- Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway
- Walk through the Boston City Garden or play frisbee at the Boston Commons
- Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- See the Boston Tea Party ships
- Grab a cannoli in Boston’s North End (I recommend Bova’s Bakery!)
- Get a brewery tour at Downeast Cider House
- Shop along Newbury Street
- Check out the most Instagrammed spot in Boston: Acorn Street, in the cute neighborhood of Beacon Hill
- Eastern Standard
- The Silhouette Lounge
- Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
- Alden + Harlow
- Cafe Fixe
- Burro Bar
I was eager to test out the rest of the TravelTech line – there’s more than just a suit! On day 2, I’m rocking a Tailored Fit Spread Collar Plaid Sportshirt layered with a V-Neck Merino Wool-Blend Sweater. I loved this combination and am a fan of a V-neck when wearing a collared shirt to avoid cluttering up your chest and neck area with an overlapping collar. The slim fit pants feature a modern flat front and were the perfect choice for the chilly autumn day. For a final layer, I threw on the Birdseye Car Coat – a stylish topcoat that creates an impressively comfortable micro-climate for your body by removing excess moisture before you even begin to sweat. If you’re anything like me, you dread the winter not for the cold.. but for layering up and then sweating when getting onto a bus/train or stepping into an establishment. With TravelTech. The 37.5 technology helps to maintain your body’s microclimate in a hot climate or cold, and actually the more layers of TravelTech you have on, the better this feature works! Be sure to check out Jos. A. Bank’s full TravelTech collection here!
Photography by Menelik Puryear
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Jos. A. Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.