Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes a fashion statement that most aptly fits here: “apparel oft proclaims the man”. What you wear and how you dress, is directly equivalent to your personality and consequently, your oodles of charm.
Have you ever wondered what your ideal closet should look like? Are you one of those guys who fumbles through your wardrobe not knowing what to wear when?
Well, here are some essentials that are must-haves in your wardrobe.
1. The Oxford Shirt –
These buttoned shirts exude masculinity and can be sported any which way you want – tucked, un-tucked, with a pair of jeans, a suit, or a sports jacket. Classic and timeless, they work like magic! Most importantly, they are oh-so-comfortable.
2. Navy Suit –
There’s nothing sexier than a man who knows how to carry himself in a tux or a three-piece suit. They have an aura about them that just can’t be explained! A navy blue suit can be worn on lots of occasions such as business meetings, weddings, funerals, and interviews. Coupled with a white shirt and a neutral-tone tie, you’re all set to be the center of attraction in any social gathering.
3. Ties –
A suit without a tie? I don’t think so. Nothing too fancy, or expensive, but a few dark colored, solid ties should do the trick. They can be paired with your jumpers, formal shirts, or suits as you please. A bit of texture, such as silk, can add that extra level of executives.
4. Crew Neck T-shirt –
Who doesn’t like wearing t-shirts and lounging around? And what if it’s a grey one? Even better, because they act as the perfect layer for your blazers or suits. Just make sure it’s properly ironed and doesn’t look like you’ve slept in them when you leave the house.
5. Jumper –
A v-neck jumper in either navy blue or black, paired with dark skinny jeans and a white t-shirt is perfect for almost any kind of weather. Make sure they don’t fall off your shoulders and look sloppy. Get a jumper that fits snugly and gives you an easy-going air for those informal parties and get-together.
6. Trainers –
I’ve heard that you can’t go wrong with these even if you want to. Pearly white leather trainers go nicely with jeans, trousers, chinos and your what-nots. Grab a branded pair, keep them clean, and add it to your closet.
7. Brown Brogues –
No outfit is complete without the right pair of shoes. While sneakers and flip-flops are fine for informal wear, every man needs to own a fancy pair of brogues. Not too over the top, brogues give you an air of importance. And the best thing about these shoes is that they can be refurbished if something were to happen to them down the line.
8. Accessories –
To complement your look, no wardrobe is complete without a leather watch and brown belt. These two items are quintessential to say the least. A well-crafted wrist watch makes people take you seriously.
9. Dark blue Jeans –
The epitome of modern fashion, a pair of unblemished jeans rounds up your wardrobe. With no tears or rips, these straight-legged jeans can help you show off that silhouette with suavity.
10. Chinos –
The most versatile and low-maintenance of all menswear, chinos come in different colors including khaki, beige, or olive. They don’t need to be ironed and can be easily paired with an Oxford shirt, or a Chinese-collared shirt for one killer look. Chinos are dressier than plain ole jeans and make their own fashion statement.
Although this list isn’t comprehensive, it does outline a lot more than just the basics. Is it time to revamp your wardrobe?