Essential Items Every Man’s Wardrobe Needs

There are so many options available when selecting a wardrobe from pine and solid oak to incredibly charming vintage wardrobe designs although when selecting the essential items that should be inside every gentleman’s wardrobe things tend to get a bit more tricky. This essential style guide lists the most essential items that you should have. While some items can be compromised on these items are absolutely necessary.


A Good Pair Of Quality Jeans 

There’s no denying that every man needs a good pair of quality jeans. As this essential item is incredibly versatile, it is beyond understanding why every wardrobe should contain at least one well-fitted pair of blue denim. 


Plain T-Shirts

You probably won’t have much to wear when the weekend rolls around if you have not yet invested in plain t-shirts. While there is a large variety of printed tops available, you should not compromise on owning a plain white t-shirt and a plain grey t-shirt. As staple items in every man’s wardrobe, you could also consider purchasing a few varying shades of grey.


A Smart White Shirt

Men’s shirts can be plain or boast bold prints, and even though you can compromise on dress shirts, you should own at least one crisp white smart shirt. This item is almost as versatile as blue jeans as you can pair a white shirt with practically any pants from chinos to denim jeans. When purchasing smart shirts, it is essential to keep in mind that a great fit is as important as owning the item. 


Workwear Essential

Every man should own at least one suit and while navy or grey are excellent choices, opting for a single-breasted suit is recommended. Even if your workplace encourages a business casual dress code not only will you be able to mix and match your suit pants or blazer with more casual style items but being invited to an event that calls for formal wear is practically inevitable. In addition to a smart suit, you should also invest in a charming pair of black lace-up shoes. As a suit simply cannot always be paired with trainers or loafers, a timeless pair of dress shoes is absolutely essential.


Smart-Casual Chinos

Chinos are widely considered a chameleon of dress code rules as they can be worn with a smart shirt and a blazer or dressed down with a casual shirt. Regardless, owning a few pairs is absolutely essential for every man regardless of your profession. Beyond versatility, chinos are also undeniably comfortable.


A Pair Of Classic Brown Brogues

Brown brogues are a gentleman’s classic style item, and you really cannot go wrong by keeping a pair in your wardrobe. As these shoes can last quite a few years if you take care of them, it would be wise to invest in a quality pair that will only improve with age.


Cashmere Jumper

A quality cashmere jumper is a classic and trendy menswear item that will honestly never go out of style. While this item will prove quite handy during the winter months and even for the occasional summer’s evening, a navy jumper would be the most appropriate colour choice to allow optimal versatility.



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