Men often get confused when they hear that a certain piece of clothing is versatile and they assume it’s something they can pair with any other piece of menswear. However, there are certain clothes that are true classic for a man and a must for his wardrobe. Such items are considered ‘’essential’’. If you want to have a great wardrobe you need to lay the foundations first. Here are the top 10 clothes every man should have.
#1 OXFORD SHIRT
The most versatile shirt you can get is an Oxford one in white cloth. It works both for suits, jeans, blazers and even tuxedos. Get a long one which can stay tucked in your jeans, but not too long so you can also wear it untucked. Nothing hotter than wearing an untucked Oxford shirt with a pair of denims on an out of the office party or in a more relaxed setting.
#2 SLIM-FIT JEANS
Choose a dark wash which resembles trousers and make sure you differentiate slim from skinny. You can dress them up or down and this piece never goes out of style. They are a true fashion religion. Hence it must be challenged - the silhouette can be as different as asymmetric or oversized, while the colors might be black, navy, grey and even white in a combo with another color.
#3 SOLID COLOR TIE
A Tie in a Dark Solid Colour: Both neutral and simple to be paired with suits, shirts and jumpers, a good tie in a solid colour is a must. Go for black, gray or navy, made of silk or wool.
#4 NAVY BLUE BLAZER
Ideally you can buy a navy suit and wear it as separates, but if you can’t afford a whole suit, then get a fine navy blazer which is great for semi-formal and casual events. The blazer is a piece of wear which smartens up any look instantly.
#5 GROWN-UP SNEAKERS
This is an absolute must. Get a quality pair of leather sneakers and keep them clean at all cost.
#6 CREWNECK T-SHIRT
Whether it will be in gray or navy, it’s a piece which is great for layering and worn at casual events.
#7 FORMAL TROUSERS
The easiest way to dress in an elegant fashion and the piece of wear which looks equally well with a dress shirt, a jumper or a blazer.
#8 SLIM CHINOS IN A NEUTRAL COLOUR
In camel, beige or olive colour, a pair of slim chinos is a great basis for dressing up for a formal occasion.
#9 LACE-UP SHOES IN BLACK
This pair of dress up shoes can be paired both with a tuxedo and with jeans.
#10 SUIT IN MEDIUM GRAY
It is worth investing little more in this type of suit which you can wear for years. It is versatile, can be worn as separates and it’s the ultimate choice for job interview, workday or wedding.
Authors: Teodora Todorova and Angelina Buchvarova