Oct 22, 2014

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5 Essentials For Any Man’s Wardrobe

Avoid an overstuffed wardrobe and look smart for any occasion by investing in the essentials. For a classic look that will never go out of style, check out the list below for great options that will take you from the working week to the weekend and from that smart night out to a casual day off.

1. Classic Suit

Every man needs to own a suit; from business meetings to weddings, it is a sartorial necessity for many occasions. A suit is an investment, so if you are looking for one to stand the test of time, steer clear of flashy trends and stick to timeless cuts. Check out stores like Politix that have a range of classic suits and to keep the look modern, choose a slim fit with detailing on the lapels. To maximise the versatility, opt for a subdued palette; black, charcoal grey or navy are colours that are fitting for any occasion and can take you from day to night. If you want a pattern, stick to understated designs like pinstripes.

2. The ‘Smart-casual’ Shoe

Shoes are an important, yet often neglected, part of the male wardrobe. There is a great need for a ‘smart-casual’ shoe, a style that is somewhere in between sneakers and formal dress shoes. Brogues, and Oxfords are fantastic options that are always in fashion, or you could opt for a tassel loafer or even a boat shoe. When buying, bear in mind that you want a pair that will work both with your smarter trousers and with your jeans.

Man's Wardrobe

Man’s Wardrobe

3. Shoulder Bag

Better than your father’s briefcase, a leather shoulder bag is the new businessman’s accessory that also works for the busy university student. Invest in a sturdy, structured piece with a thick strap and enough space to carry your laptop or tablet. The devil is in the details, so match the colour of the bag to your shoes for instant style that is practical too.

4. V-neck Sweater

A V-neck sweater is a stylish and versatile addition to any wardrobe. You can wear it over a collared shirt for a smart look, or over a simple T-shirt for a casual weekend. For a truly classy look, with a soft and comfortable texture, go with cashmere – you can never go wrong with cashmere! Play with colour; pale blue, burgundy, navy and green are versatile and flattering options.

5. Chinos

Chinos are a wardrobe essential. As they are made of cotton, they are more comfortable than jeans, and they are versatile too; could this be the perfect smart and casual pant? Chinos come in a wide range of colours, but for a classic look, opt for shades of brown or grey. Pair them with your button-up shirt, a V-neck sweater and your brogues, and you are set for almost any occasion.

What are the five essentials in your wardrobe? Which items are your favourites to take you from Monday – Sunday? Share your wardrobe tips below and contribute to the discussion.

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