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The Mile-High Club

Shana Novak

When traveling, how to think smart — and clean.

Photography by Shana Novak. Styling by Julien Sauvalle.

When traveling, think smart -- and clean. To avoid spillage, opt for a hard shaving soap instead of a foam, and remember to pack a refreshing facial mist, like Neal's Yard Remedies' detoxifying white tea spray. As for finishing touches (like aftershave, lip balm, and fragrance), perennial British brands such as Taylor of Old Bond Street, D.R. Harris, and Penhaligon's have been catering to gentlemen's needs since the Victorian era. Newcomers, however, are vying to become this generation's classics. Molton Brown's line for men offers plenty of travel-friendly goodies, and should cabin pressure make you break out -- blimey! -- a touch of Jo Malone's Vitamin E Gel will put you in the clear by the time you go through customs. The best part? All these grooming essentials are available stateside, so you'll never run out.

Clockwise from top left: Wash bag by OTIS BATTERBEE, $159; passport cover by BURBERRY, $275; notebook by SMYTHSON, $80, available at Barneys New York; shaving brush by TAYLOR OF OLD BOND STREET, $150; razor, stylist's own; shaving soap in wooden bowl by TAYLOR OF OLD BOND STREET, $35.99; White Tea Facial Mist by NEAL'S YARD REMEDIES, 1.52 oz., $19; Vitamin E Gel by JO MALONE, 1 oz., $95; Rapid Revival Eye Roll-On by BOOTS No7 MEN, 0.5 oz., $16.99, available at Target; No. 33 Eau de Cologne by PENHALIGON'S, 3.4 oz., $145; lip balm by D.R. HARRIS, 0.3 oz., $10, available at Fellow Barber; face wash by MOLTON BROWN, 3.3 oz., $22; comb by MASON PEARSON, $26; portfolio (used as tray) by PASSAVANT AND LEE, $1,450

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