A hole in the canvas and continued to use the strap until it broke
What you take on a journey is an eternal longing for men. I’ve been reading magazines and writing a lot, but have you ever seen and asked to write countless amount of special features?. I used to be a backpacker in the past when I started working, I often went overseas, so it seems that there are some items that I am particular about.
There would have been a lot of such things, for example, the rich people in the old days had porter’s to carry their Louis Vuitton trunks. Wearing a linen suits, and Borsalino hats when you travel to Africa. An old adventurer wore the watch, Rolex Explorer or American optical sunglasses etc. In a time when there wasn’t much to do and when there were a clear purposes for the trip, in a sense the commitment to bring the necessary functions was a necessity. There were many stuff like that in such documentaries and novels that I read long time ago, and of course, whenever you see something like that you’d always wanted to imagine it.
Robert Capa, the battlefield photographer began with Leica (wasn’t necessary because he didn’t take a pictures) and he always had Portable Corona typewriter (wasn’t necessary because he doesn’t write a novels in English), Loveless knife Hemingway used to take it to huntings (cannot be brought to the airport in the first place), I don’t have any of them, after all.
When was the first time you had a special travel tools?. Probably the first Alice pack of the U.S military that I used when I was a backpacker. The backpack that was used in the Vietnam war was essential for young travellers like poor hippies. Wearing sneakers like converse, vans, beach sandals and a sleeping bag which I wore until I destroyed it. That was everything. Necessary clothes were often exchanged or often procure locally. Both my T-shirt and hoodie were tattered and quickly thrown away because of the cheap local detergent and strong sunlights.
I was dressed cheap and the only thing I paid for was the Oakley sunglasses that were necessary when riding a motorcycle. Wearing something popular amongst hippies, ride in barefoot on the motorcycle along with the pants that looked like a traditional costume. There’s nothing better than that feelings. I would never do it now but dashing through on the rough asphalt road dotted with palm trees. At that time, natural stones accessories were also popular and I was wearing them everywhere as a lucky charm. Turquoise, Lapis and Amber. I probably will never wear it again, but they are hidden somewhere in the house with the memories of the trips.
As I started working, I began to go abroad in a short period of times rather than going on vacations, and my travel buddies began to ask me. When I flipped pages of a magazines, there were many people who introducing their memorable items that seemed not necessary, and I looked down on such special features that I thought it was full of lies. Of course, I was still young and I wanted to complain about something, but there was something that came from envy that I had never seen such a traveller. Montblanc’s fountain pen, Alden and John Lobb shoes and seersucker’s suit. I just couldn’t imagine a scenes to use such a thing on my journey.How do you usually use a fountain pen on your travels, do you want to walk around with leather shoes? why do you bring a suit that you are probably going to wear once or never?
In the first place why carry around and wear such expensive items, why would you want to let people around you to know that you are a tourist? If you get lost in a little bad areas and dressing like you are going to be an easy target, for the merchants, it’s like telling them that you have money while walking. You just shouldn’t go to that kind of places. For me, outfit for the trip is how to assimilate with the locals, do not stand out strangely, make people think that you don’t have money and only wear something that you won’t be sad if you lose it. In other words, nothing changes from what you usually wear and don’t wear anything extra. Even if you told me you have a favourite item for an interview, what you get at a convenience store, a pen you get in an aircrafts or a notebook that can be bought anywhere. Bring an old Hanes white T-shirts and buy a new one and replace it. it was like that.