10 Things Every Man Should Have in His Wardrobe12/23/2015 Stylishpeeps Comments Closed
Unfortunately, men have fewer options than women do when it comes to clothing.
The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we’ve selected the 20 basics that should form the foundation of any successful wardrobe.
1. A white button down shirt
There’s very little that won’t go with a button down shirt. Worn with a suit for a more casual look, under a crew neck jumper at the weekend or teamed with a pair of slim chinos and a statement belt, this is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. Opt for a shirt cut from thick, soft cotton.
2. A pale blue shirt
An essential workaday item, this. Wear with a beige, grey or navy suit, a tie in a darker shade of blue and wait patiently for your promotion.
3. A navy blue crew neck jumper
Ok, I know I said that the white button down shirt is the most versatile item in your wardrobe, but a cotton mix crew neck in an adaptable shade of navy can be worn with pretty much everything, and will act as a layer in winter and a feature piece in summer. Faultless.
4. Slim navy chinos
A good alternative to jeans and great if you don’t want to wear suit trousers, a slim pair of navy chinos is ideal for summer. Wear with a shirt, shirt and jacket, t-shirt, t-shirt and bomber, gold lame moomoo – the options are endless.
5. Slim cream chinos
These classic trousers are perfect for summer. Wear with a darker shade on top and avoid sitting on grass. Or mud.
6. Petrol blue suit
If you wear a suit to work (and even if you don’t) you should always own more than one. The petrol blue suit is perfect for a start due to its versatility.
7. Denim Jacket
The denim jacket, it’s easier to wear than you think, worn under an unlined navy blazer, worn over a loopback sweatshirt or simple tee, or even worn with a pair of jeans in a different hue, the look you should go for is casual, but in control.
8. Slim indigo selvedge jeans
A good pair of jeans should be slim, but not too tight, stiff but not so stiff that you can’t bend your legs and they should also be blue, naturally.
9. A good quality white T-shirt
Because this will go with everything you own. Just be sure to invest in something cut from high quality cotton. Not only will an expensive fabric feel better against your skin, anything sub-par will suffer at the hands of your washing machine.
10. A beige trench
Perfect for spring, a proper double breasted trench coat – will keep out the rain and look as chic worn over your suit as it will worn with a T-shirt and jeans.