Men’s Wardrobe Essentials

Style is pretty subjective. After all it’s about expressing who you are. However, there are some basic garments that should form the basis of every man’s wardrobe, a starter kit for a stylish lifestyle. Here are some items that, if you don’t already own, you should consider buying, as they are the basis of building great style.

A Navy and a Grey Suit

Even if you don’t work in an office, at some point you’ll need to be somewhere where jeans just don’t cut it. Whether that’s a wedding, a job interview or a court appearance! A simple, stylish navy two-button suit is the perfect choice. Grey is also another professional and stylish option. Having one of each will set you up for any formal occasion.

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A Silk Tie

No more digging around in the tie drawer trying to find something that matches – a classic silk knit tie will work with everything. No pattern, just a little texture and a lot of class.


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Blue dress shirts are also a necessity as you don’t want to wear white all the time. A choice of polo shirts is a mainstay of the modern man’s wardrobe. They can be paired with anything to make a formal or informal look. If you don’t already own an Oxford Button Down shirt then where have you been? It’s one of the most versatile shirts you’ll ever possess. Wear it on its own or under a sports coat, a top-quality Oxford will only improve as it matures.

The White Tee

Finding top quality tee shirts is important if you only ever wear tee shirts with jeans. Just because its casual doesn’t have to mean it’s not stylish. You’ll want a variety of colours and designs, but the classic white tee is a must.

Denim Jeans

The perfect pair of selvedge denim jeans that shape to your body and perfect with age is a must for any wardrobe – male or female. Where would we be without the versatility and universal style of a great pair of jeans?

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Classic Chinos

Whilst these come in many colours, the only colour you need is khaki. Perfect to throw on for casual weekends when you want to change it up from wearing denim all the time, they can also be paired up with polo shirts for a more business/casual look.

Best Belts

Almost all chinos or jeans benefit from a belt to prevent them slipping. The ideal choice is to have a black and a brown one, made from strong leather and you’ll be ready for anything!

Black Formal Shoes

As well as the necessary suit, shirts and tie – you’ll need a classic pair of black lace-ups for formal attire. It’s no good looking the part but being let down by poor footwear. Stylish, traditional Oxfords are the ideal choice for the discerning gentleman.

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Kim Lee lives in Tampa, Florida and focuses on living an intentionally happy life, helping others live better, and having a whole lot of fun. She loves to write, read, enjoy the outdoors, and play with dogs.

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