I’m in Scotland for the next two weeks, which, ironically, will likely mean I’ll have more time to blog than when I’m at the store. True to form, I waited till the morning of the trip to start packing, which reminded me in part* why the company is called "On The Fly."
I am not the world’s best planner, so naturally I checked weather.com for the 10 day forecast in Scotland and discovered it’s going to rain 9 of the 10 days ? and my umbrella was at the store. Despite owning dress shoes in every shade of brown discovered by mankind, I don’t own a pair of casual brown shoes. I wasn’t going to take my laptop which meant I needed something casual to cart around my iPad 2, umbrella, sunglasses and other essentials. So the taxi to the airport had to make one stop ? at the store ? for me to pick up a pair of Michael Toschi SUV2’s in brown, a Davek umbrella, a Mulholland Waxed Canvas Angler’s Bag, and a new Peter Millar golf shirt for my round at the New Course at St. Andrews just because.
So long story short, everything I’m taking ? luggage, clothing, accessories, shaving products ? except for my toothbrush & toothpaste was obtained at On The Fly. Perfect for the gentleman "on the go." Especially the one that doesn’t have the foresight to plan ahead.
* A few weeks back, a wrote a post mentioning that "Boothroyd’s" was on a long list of potential names for the store; that entry resulted in 2 of the 5 people that read this blog to ask for the back story of On The Fly. So I’ll write that up on this trip too between scotch tastings and golf.