What wardrobe essentials does every man should have in his closet? What are the essentials needed to attain a practical and functional wardrobe? When it comes to building a functional wardrobe, the first thing men should do is to assess his lifestyle. Does he in a casual setting at work? If so, then he needs more khakis or jeans than suits or trousers. Is he in need to wear a suit every day? If so, then he will need several suits. No matter what the particular situation though, there are things men should have in his wardrobe. These will carry him through different occasions.
Every man needs at least one well tailored suit for special occasions that arise, even if it is just once a year. It will save him from feeling embarrassed and cheap when everyone else is suited up at some event except him. Navy or gray suits are classic and neutral and both can be dressed up or down. He can even wear the blazer with khakis or even jeans. This is an item worth spending some money on. A black or dark gray suit will preferably make it single-breasted. Medium weight wool is long lasting, holds its shape well and of course, is multi-seasonal. Trendy cut is not the appropriate one. A classic style will do for men who will be able to wear it for years to come. This way too men will only need to change their shirt and tie to keep them look up-to-date.
Black shoes and belt can be worn with khakis, jeans and of course, the suit. This is an essential combo. Black shoes is much preferred than brown one for it will get more mileage out of them especially when attending a formal or evening functions. One of the biggest fashion sins is not to match the color of your belt with that of your shoes.
Wearing black shoes and black belt is a fashion fundamental. It will serve men on many occasions whether casual or formal. A good pair of shoes will last a long while if taken good care of and a belt will likely last for many years too. Don’t spoil the look by wearing odd colored socks. A couple pairs of black socks, preferably wool will do since these retain their color and even shape longer than cotton.
A white dress shirt looks good on just about everybody. It’s good for day and night occasions. It looks sharp and handy but should not to be worn as a casual shirt. It is a must-have for suits and also for dressier pants. It never goes out of style and looks great with just about anything. Also, it is suitable under a dark sweater with just the collar and cuffs showing. Casual shirt like polo or button down is a must have to wear with jeans or other casual pants.
ies are wardrobe essentials not only because they beg to be worn with a suit, but they can be worn too under a sweater or simply with a shirt. It’s important to have a variety of ties to coordinate with other items just to match your mood. Always purchase at least one new tie per year since styles change more often than any other men’s fashion item. Also, if one wear suits often, there’s a need to have many ties in the collection. This will be fun with more unusual colors and even patterns that match the season.
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doesn’t necessary mean a long coat. It means ¾ length or car coat length. This item really finishes an outfit and can be worn with everything including jeans. And everyone needs a coat for colder season, right?
Nothing looks nicer on men than a classic sweater. The different styles, whether it be crew, v-neck or a cardigan is useful when going to a function where a suit is not appropriate such as a more casual first date. It can’t go wrong with a flattering color and a good fit one.
Another essential item is a good pair of dress slacks, preferably in dark color like black or navy. These come in handy when going to an event that doesn’t require a suit but does require something nicer than khakis or jeans.
A word of advice, start simple and expand according to lifestyle.