Bluffworks Review: Stylish Clothes for Travel


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This article was originally sponsored by Bluffworks in 2020 who sent us several clothing items to try ourselves. It has since been updated to include new items that we have purchased ourselves. All opinions are our own.


If you’re on the hunt for practical and stylish clothes perfect for travel, then this Bluffworks review is for you. As frequent travellers, we are always on the lookout for great, durable travel clothes that are versatile enough to wear in numerous different scenarios.

Unfortunately, not many clothing brands fit the criteria needed for our travel lifestyle and it can be hard to find classic and stylish clothes that can easily transition from one scenario to another. One clothing brand we’ve found that can, however, is Bluffworks and here we will outline a number of the brand’s top clothing items.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bluffworks and how this clothing brand will change the way you pack and travel, then this Bluffworks review is for you.

Having tried out many items from both the men’s and women’s lines, we know a thing or two about the quality and wearability of Bluffworks clothes and believe that they are a staple for any traveller looking for a smart and versatile wardrobe while on the road.

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About Bluffworks

Bluffworks has been around since 2012, and while the brand concentrates mainly on men’s wear, they do have a great and practical women’s line, as well — making it ideal for both sexes. For both men and women, Bluffworks provides well-made and versatile clothes that will help you to look effortlessly stylish on the road without overpacking.

Bluffworks started with only a men’s line and their smart and stylish clothes are perfect for the professional traveller along with a basic traveller who just wants to look good and put-together without having to deal with traditional, day-to-day clothing.

The men’s Bluffworks line is extensive, however, the following items are the ones that Michael has tried and worn himself.

Bluffworks hasn’t had a women’s line for as long but they are always adding new items to it. However, the small line doesn’t sacrifice style or convenience and there are some great pieces in the Bluffworks women’s line that are sure to make you want to make this a part of your travel wardrobe, as well.

Men’s Ascender Chinos Review

If you’re looking for a smart and practical chino, then the Ascender Chinos are a great option. They come in a number of different colours and have a number of great features that set them a step above any other chinos on the market. Have a look at this Bluffworks chinos review to learn more about them.

Features

The Bluffworks Ascender Chinos are more than just a regular chino and they have numerous features that make them perfect for travellers. For one, their polyester material prevents them from wrinkling, so you don’t need to worry about ironing or being forced to wear crumpled trousers while on the road.

They are also fully machine washable and you can even tumble dry them on a low setting. Their slightly stretchy material makes them comfortable while still looking sharp, as well.

The most impressive thing about the Ascender Chinos, however, would have to be the sheer amount of pockets Bluffworks has managed to fit into them — a whopping 10!

There are standard pockets, secure zippered pockets, two phone pockets, and even a small pocket ideal for a multitool like a Leatherman or Swiss Army knife.

Fit

The Ascender Chinos come in two different fits — regular and tailored. The regular fit is a bit more relaxed and leads to trousers that aren’t so tight against the skin. The tailored fit is perfect for those looking for, quite obviously, a more tailored look.

Michael, at about 6 feet tall (183 cm), finds that a size 32×32 in the regular fit to be ideal for him and they fit well and are comfortable.

Verdict

All in all, the Ascender Chinos are great travel pants as they can be dressed up or down depending on the situation, are wrinkle-free, and comfortable enough to wear on long plane, train or bus rides or traipsing through the city. Click here to learn more about the Ascender Chinos!

Men's Ascender Chinos - Midnight Navy
Ascender Chinos

Men’s Gramercy Pants Review

If you need some professional garb on your travels but find traditional suit pants to be uncomfortable and stuffy, then Bluffworks Gramercy pants are a great option for you.

Features

Much like the chinos mentioned above, the Gramercy Pants are a cut above traditional suit pants. They are 100% polyester and are equipped with a total of 8 pockets, including 3 hidden zipper pockets.

Like the chinos, they are wrinkle-resistant and also have a moisture-wicking technology that is also quick-drying.

They are also fully machine washable, which means that you don’t need to worry about dry cleaning while on a business trip. Also, their lightweight properties mean that they won’t make your travel bag needlessly heavy.

Fit

Like the chinos, the Gramercy Pants come in both a regular and tailored fit. Michael owns the tailored fit in these pants and finds them slightly more tight than he would appreciate in his size, however, it has a lot to do with personal preference.

Verdict

All in all, the Gramercy Pants are an excellent addition to a travel wardrobe if you travel a lot for work and need to be wearing a suit. You can also purchase it with a matching Gramercy Blazer if you’re after a suit.

They probably aren’t necessary if you are just a typical traveller, as they are quite formal, however, they are great for business or formal events. Click here to learn more about the Gramercy Pants!

Gramercy Pants

Men’s Meridian Dress Shirt Review

The Meridian Dress Shirt is one of the best button-down shirts to include in your travel wardrobe. Like the chinos, this can be dressed up or down depending on the situation and has many other features that are sure to appeal.

Features

The Meridian Dress Shirt comes in a few different colours and, like the rest of the Bluffworks men’s line, is wrinkle-resistant — perfect for saving time and looking smart!

Made of 98% polyester and 2% spandex, it is lightweight and breathable and also moisture-wicking and anti-microbial, meaning that you will smell fresh and clean even on warm and sweaty days.

Fit

Like the rest of the men’s line items mentioned, the Meridian Dress Shirt comes in both a classic fit and a slim fit.

The classic fit (Michael’s cut of choice) is slightly looser and more relaxed whereas the slim fit has a more tailored look. It comes in a number of different sizes for all body types from XS – XXL and both regular and tall options.

Verdict

All in all, the Meridian Dress Shirt is really the ideal button-down shirt for travel or really any occasion. Its wrinkle-free fabric means that it will always be looking its best and you can dress it up or down depending on the situation. Click here to learn more about the Meridian Dress Shirt!

Meridian Dress Shirt

Men’s Zenith Dress Shirt Review

If you’re on the hunt for a sleek and formal dress shit, the Zenith Dress Shirt is an excellent choice. It pairs perfectly with both the Gramercy Pants and works great with the Presidio Suit (which we’ve reviewed below).

Features

Much like the Meridian Shirt above, the Zenith Dress Shirt is made from wrinkle-resistant and moisture-wicking material that is made up of of 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex. The Spandex in the shirt gives it a nice stretch, as well.

It comes in two colours, as well, to pair perfectly with your nice pants or blazer – cobalt blue stripe and blue micro-check. The shirt is lightweight and breathable and is also completely machine washable -saving you a trip to the dry cleaner.

Fit

Like many other Bluffworks clothing items, the Zenith Dress Shirt comes in both a classic fit and a slim fit option. The sizes range from XS-XXL and you can also get a regular or tall fit, as well. There are lots of options in order for you to get the perfect fit of this lovely dress shirt.

Verdict

All in all, the Zenith Dress Shirt is an excellent dress shirt to pair with a Bluffworks suit or any other formal wear. It can also even elegantly dress up a pair of jeans and its wrinkle-resistant fabric makes it perfect for travel. Click here to learn more about the Zenith Dress Shirt!

Zenith Dress Shirt
Zenith Dress Shirt

Men’s Presidio Suit Review

For those looking for a stylish and sleek summer suit, you cannot go wrong with the Presidio Suit. It has a ton of fantastic features that make it a perfect travel suit and for formal events, as well.

Features

The Presidio suit consists of two parts – a blazer and pants – that can both be purchased separately. They come in three colours – blue smoke, thunder grey and ash grey – and have numerous other features, as well.

The Presidio Blazer is made from a lightweight polyester fabric that is moisture-wicking and also wrinkle-resistant. The blazer is also machine washable, saving the need for trips to the dry cleaners!

Like many other Bluffworks clothing items, the blazer also has a number of pockets (8 in total) to stash items in discretely.

The Presidio Pants are made from the same lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and machine-washable polyester as the blazer. Together, they make for an excellent suit to wear in the summer and on warmer days.

Fit

The Presidio Blazer is available in both classic fit and slim fit so you can choose whichever suits your style most. The pants are available in the same classic and slim styles, as well.

If the suit doesn’t fit exactly to your specifications, the suit is also easily altered – Michael was able to get the blazer tailored to fit him perfectly!

Verdict

The Presidio Blazer and Pants make an elegant suit perfect for special occasions and formal events. It’s lightweight and airy, packs well without wrinkling and is comfortable to wear.

If you’re looking for an excellent summer suit, then this can be a fantastic choice. Click here to learn more about the Presidio Blazer & Pants!

Presidio Suit
Presidio Suit

Women’s Aries Wrap Dress Review

I am always on the lookout for a classic and stylish dress that can easily transition from day to night and I finally found the perfect one in the Aries Wrap Dress. This lovely and swishy wrap dress is flattering and simple, meaning that you can easily dress it up or down depending on the situation.

Features

The Aries Wrap Dress only comes in one colour – pebbled navy – but, hopefully, more colours will become available in due time.

Like other items in Bluffworks’ clothing lines, it is also made of a wrinkle-free material. The make-up is 100% polyester and the flowy chiffon fabric is machine washable, moisture-wicking and anti-odour.

What makes this dress amazing, however, is the fact that it has a whopping six pockets! With so much of women’s clothing forgoing pockets altogether, having six discreet pockets within in the dress is really a breath of fresh air.

Fit

The wrap-style cut is flattering, and the dress is meant to hit a bit above the knee. It comes in sizes ranging from US size 0 – 16. I am about 5 foot 9 inches (174 cm) and weigh about 60 kg (132 pounds) and found that the size 4 fits me perfectly. The dress hits just below the knee and it looks flattering.

Verdict

Personally, I love the Aries Wrap Dress and it’s been exactly what I’ve been looking for for quite some time. It is so versatile that it can look professional or dressy and can easily transition from day to night with minimal effort. Click here to learn more about the Aries Wrap Dress!

Aries Wrap Dress
Aries Wrap Dress

Men’s & Women’s Threshold T-Shirt Review

The most casual item in the Bluffworks line, the Threshold T-Shirt (the men’s version is available here) is also my most-worn item.

Features

On the surface, this just looks like your basic t-shirt, however, it has quickly become my favourite t-shirt ever.

Made from a mixture of polyester, lyocell and elastane, the t-shirt is moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free and anti-odour meaning that you can wear it for hours in the hot sun and still keep dry and smell fresh! It also has UPF 50+ sun protection meaning that it is perfect for summer days.

The T-shirt comes in V-neck, crew-neck and both short and long-sleeved styles. They come in a number of different colours and are available for both men and women.

Fit

The Threshold T-Shirt comes in both petite and standard fits and is on the looser end — so don’t go in expecting a skin-tight tee. Sizes range from XS-XL and the back is slightly longer than the front.

There are some reviews that think the tee is too short for taller women, however, I personally — at 5 foot 9 (174 cm) — like the shorter style. It may not be the best if you want to tuck it into lower-waisted pants or a skirt, however, I have no problems tucking them into high-waisted jeans.

Verdict

If I were to write a Bluffworks review and only include the Threshold T-Shirt, I would still be completely raving about the company.

Though it is on the pricier end for a t-shirt, it is so well-made and comfortable that I believe it will last me for many years to come. Click here to learn more about the Threshold T-Shirt for women & men!

Threshold T-Shirt
Threshold T-Shirt

Bluffworks Review: Final Thoughts

All in all, I think that Bluffworks clothing may be some of the best for stylish travellers and with their anti-wrinkle, versatile items, I only wish that their line was broader!

And though the company is based in the USA, they do ship internationally and also have a great return and exchange policy.

Hopefully, this Bluffworks review has convinced you that this stylish and well-made clothing brand is one of the best on the market for world travellers. If you want to look professional and smart while on the road, seriously consider adding some Bluffworks items to your wardrobe — you won’t be sorry!

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Maggie is a co-founder and writer for The World Was Here First. When she’s not dreaming of far-away lands, Maggie enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee, Harry Potter, and coaxing stray cats into her home.

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