For definition from the OED--which was really, not helpful--the primary definition of Travel was "The action of traveling or journeying"....very helpful indeed--eventually I saw the definition of "to move: to pass from one point or place to another". So, to me, riding apparel would count as traveling clothing....but apparel specifically for the hunt would not (just as an example).
Unfortunately for those who tend towards medieval and earlier clothing, special clothing for traveling didn't come about until later--maybe the 18th century--but there are still some ideas like cloaks and hood, packs and bags, and other practical items. In the case of /very/ early periods, such as Roman, you might interpret it as the changes necessary in your wardrobe to handle the change in climate after moving to the frontier of Britain.
Things which come to mind for the challenge are, of course, specific clothing for riding, cycling, or driving. The clothing or uniforms worn by sailors, or themed on it. Pilgrims, explorers, pioneers, and stuff to carry your....stuff when traveling (whether long distance, or to the next village to sell your product). I suppose even tents would qualify, if you feel froggy. Or, if those are too....practical...for you, taking a cruise or ocean-liner does count as travel--I'll leave that at that, for you to figure out.
So, without further ado, and in no particular order, some examples I and your other mods thought of. Further examples from each may be found in the pinterest board I created specifically for this challenge: Travel HSM Board
Dusters:When the automobile came about (and a while before--you start to see them in the 1880s, and maybe a couple decades earlier), special overclothing was needed to protect your gown or suit from the dust of the road; this was typically a fairly plain, long jacket or overgown, of a naturally coloured linen--hence the name. On the menswear front of related garments, there are also things like Chauffeurs or driving coats--typically long and warm uniforms.
Metropolitan Museum. The capelet and hood are both removable, and there is a small, scalloped collar lying flat against the cloak.
HERE, along with a couple other examples of driving attire.
"La légende des pèlérins de Saint-Jacques : pélérin Regnault André (20e siècle)"
an article on the image. You can clearly see a costrel around the boy's neck, and a different form of satchel known as a shepherds bag. The older man also has a different form of satchel, which is known as a fassing, I believe. They were used up until recently in Sweden, but I will look at them later. Folio 102r, in Le Livre des faiz monseigneur St. Loys.
Sailing or Nautical Clothing:Those too bland for you? How about Sailing or Nautical themed clothing? Not only is sailing a quintessential form of travel, but often the nautical themed dresses were worn for a day at the seaside....which, odds are, would require traveling to get to. For a whole lot more examples, The Dreamstress has a pinterest board devoted to them HERE.
James D. Julia), and is considered to be "folk art" done on ship.
You could also look at other hats worn by sailors in later periods.
Riding Apparel (but not Hunting!):Of course, riding clothing is certainly an option. Again, you don't see riding specific clothing until the late 1600s--much before that and you would wear normal clothing.
V and A Collections.
Museum of London.
Guide Books?:An interesting thought I had was that there is the existence of what is essentially a 1500s guide book to local fashions. The only one I can think of is a German example, Kostüme und Sittenbilder des 16. Jahrhunderts aus West- und Osteuropa, Orient, der Neuen Welt und Afrika - BSB Cod.icon. 361. A book of fashions from around the world--both accurate, inaccurate, and completely imaginary (drawings of Monopods and such are included). They are labeled, but I am having difficulties reading the writing.
If you know of any other examples of this kind of book, from any period pre-WWII, let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Explorers and Travelers:One of the ideas The Dreamstress came up with was to look at images of explorers for lady's clothing--these are a few that I found. One of the things I found--especially in Middle Eastern regions--was that they would at least occasionally adopt local dress....even local men's clothing on occasion.
Cycling Clothing:Especially once the "safety bicycle" was invented in the 1880s, you start to see clothing specifically designed for riding. These typically consisted of either a shorter skirt (often divided) or bloomers.
Stuff to Carry Your Junk In:And of course, if you're going to travel, you do need a way to carry your stuff. This might be full on baggage, a sturdy carry-on bag (carpet bag, anyone?), or how you carry your goods to a market.
Whilja's Corner (where I snagged the above image). The image is of a Traveling salesman in 1912.
The Met, 1840s.
V and A museum.
V and A museum. Always kinda wanted one of them, personally--that or the similar, leather, Gladstone bag.
1780-1800, Winterthur Museum.
Still really need to make myself one as well--thing is, I would have to go out and buy scraps (my stash tends towards solids, drab plaids, and similar).
By no means is this the limit of themes--a couple others that come to mind are pioneers on the Oregon trail, or similar Migratory travels; or maybe an outfit based on the impressions of foreigners traveling to your country (I'm thinking of that 16th century Japanese silk painting of the Portuguese, personally). So if you aren't certain whether your brilliant idea qualifies, contact myself or another moderator of the HSM group--personally, I'm fairly easy going, but it it isn't obvious....I want you to argue your logic ;) . Feel free to link your blog post in the comments when you finish your own HSM Travel Challenge project.
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