The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Travelure
Travelure (n. & v.)
Variables: Traveluring, Travelurist, Travelurism
Definition: The act or style of putting on a sartorial show while travelling, especially that of donning posh clothes (often made of plush silks or velvet). Also, a character who engages or indulges in such a display while travelling, such as in the sentence, s/he is a travelure.
- One of the most endearing and alienating features—at the same time—that make Bertram Wooster a household name is his travelures, in which he dresses the part of a dandy, but plays the aimless wanderer.
- Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot has gone a long way in campaigning for travelurism, where although the chief powers of the character are meant to be his skills of detection, we are mostly enthralled by his sartorial mannerisms.