Men have less variety of clothing than women. But now that a lot of men are making an effort to look better, many of them choose to buy unique and stylish pieces of clothing like printed shirts, graphic tees and even textured suits. While these can help them standout, you may not be able to wear them as often as you want. Unlike wardrobe essentials, these cool and unique pieces only work with specialized outfits.
Whether you’re a teenager or you’re in your 20s, 30s or well in your 50s, here are 9 wardrobe essentials you should have in your closet. Owning these pieces of clothing, it will be easier for you to mix and match your outfit to suit almost any dress code. You’ll look well-dressed and stylish no matter what the occasion.
Crew neck t-shirt
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A crew neck shirt would be a solid addition to any man’s wardrobe. It is one of those wardrobe essentials that you can wear every day. It can be worn as an undergarment, on its own or under a lightweight jacket. We recommend getting white, black, navy and gray shirts to complement the other neutrals in your closet.
Since you’ll be wearing a t-shirt almost every day, you want to have a few shirts that don’t have unfunny jokes, name of frats or sports team written on them. Make sure to get a t-shirt that fits you well. If it’s too big, you’ll look lousy.
White dress shirt
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This is one of the most versatile shirts in the world. For a casual look, wear a white dress shirt with your sleeves rolled up and denim jeans. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try pairing a white shirt with colored chinos. For a sharp classy look, consider pairing a white dress shirt with a navy suit. Then, dress up your get up with a pair of Black leather derby shoes.
Buy a few white dress shirts and keep them well maintained. There will always be a time when you need one.
Blazer or sport coat
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For those who wanted to take their style up a notch, a blazer or a sport coat would be a great option. It makes you look put together without looking too formal. Opt for a navy or a dark gray sport coat, so it would be easier for you to match it with what you have in your closet. You can pair a sport coat with any pair of pants – denim, khaki, chino or slacks.
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Suits are usually reserved for more formal occasions. We bet you wore one on your cousin’s wedding, on your high school graduation or a funeral. Now that you’re older, you should invest in a custom tailored suit. They may be more expensive as compared to those you can get off the rack, but trust us, they’re worth it.
Custom-tailored suits are not only fitted in all the right places, they can also be personalized in a number of ways. Plus, they are made with better craftsmanship and higher quality materials. Think of these wardrobe essentials as investment.
Pair of chinos
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Chinos, like jeans, are inherently casual. But they have that added sleekness and versatility that makes them a touch smarter than denim.
A pair of chino will look sleek when paired with a plain white shirt. They also look just as well with a shirt and a jacket. If a formal look is required, try a slim fit chino, a button down shirt and a navy sport coat.
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Washed or light denim is fine, but we recommend getting a versatile pair of dark denim. It adds versatility to your outfit without looking too laidback. You can dress down with a t-shirt or sweatshirt and still look stylish. If you want to get your outfit up a notch, you can pair it with a suit jacket or blazer.
This timeless piece of clothing will work with almost any look. There is nothing they won’t go well with. They’re easy to dress up or down and will never go out of style. They are the most versatile item you will ever own.
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Almost everyone has them, and for good reasons. They’re comfortable. They’re effortlessly casual and stylish at the same time. A simple pair of solid-colored trainers can be worn with chinos. They also work well with jeans. When the styling is right, you can even pair them with a suit.
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Unless they work in an office setting, most men wouldn’t think of owning leather shoes. What they fail to realize is that leather shoes are categorized as wardrobe essentials.
Most people think that leather shoes are only reserved for formal occasions. This is true to an extent. Leather patent shoes are a good example of this. They work best with suits and tuxedos. However, the Chelsea boots, boat shoes, driving moccasins and loafers can be paired with casual clothing. You can dress them up with khakis or jeans, but no socks. When it’s cold outside, you can wear a button down shirt, a tweed jacket, dark jeans and Chelsea boots.
Living in the digital age, most people rely on their smart phones for time. Some even use it as their alarm clock. Now is the right time to stop relying on electronic devices for time and invest on a real watch instead.
Real men wear watches. Depending on your style, you can choose between leather and silver timepiece. If you prefer leather, we suggest that you take a look at your closet to see whether your leather belts or shoes tend to be black or brown. Choose a color depending on which color you wear most.