It is always amazing, to have a full closet of clothes that all go together in coordination and completely cohesive. If you are a guy who likes to be comfortable and causal and still look put together. Read on!
Even though we encourage you to embrace your individuality when it comes to style, there are some wardrobe essentials that every man should have in his closet. These wardrobe staples are appropriate for all tastes and age, very timeless and will never be out of trend. Whatever your budget or style is, these essential pieces will serve you through all seasons.
The following items will never let you down:
(1) T-SHIRT (Plain Tees)
A plain T-Shirt is the simplest & easiest item to have in your wardrobe. It’s a timeless classic, very versatile and can be used in uncountable ways.
(2) BUTTON DOWN SHIRTS
This is a must have. It can be worn anywhere. Whether you are dressing up or down, this is a solid addition to any man’s wardrobe. Own a couple of this in white and blue and they will serve you pretty well.
There’s very little that wouldn’t work with a button-down shirt.
(3) SWEAT SHIRTS
With an overabundance of styles, colours, compositions and fits; this is a great time to add one to your wardrobe. This can be worn on it’s own, over a button-down shirt, or under a large cardigan or a coat depending on the weather. Opt for colors like black, navy and grey.
(4) DENIM BUTTON UP SHIRT
The denim shirt is back and has now become a stylish menswear staple for every season. You can rock this with chinos, joggers, shorts, tailored trousers or jeans for the double denim look. It’s enormous versatility cannot be overemphasized.
(5) HENLEY SHIRTS
The henley shirt for men is one of those classics that will never be out of fashion. It comes in long & short sleeves, custom sizes and styles. Since it’s a combination of shirt and tee, the Henley fills the fashion gap between casual and dressed up. It’s dressier than a plain tee and pairs perfectly with jeans, shorts and tailored pants. Its style is all purpose and is great for any man’s wardrobe.
(6) KNITWEAR JUMPERS
On freezing and winter days, this snuggly knit is your go-to guy. As the temperatures drop, you can stay warm and stylish in a knitted jumper. If properly cared for, this item will serve you well for years.
There’s a plethora of colorful options available but we think it’s best to stick with relaxed and subdued colors.
(7) LEATHER JACKET
Masculine yet elegant. Leather jackets look great wether worn to pull off a smart casual or a dressed up look.
This is one of the key pieces to a great functional wardrobe. Choose between biker, rocker and aviator styles in leather treatments that range from classic black to brown, blue and tan.
(8) TRENCH COAT
This is an ultimate style staple and a must have in any man’s wardrobe. When the weather gets chilly, this will keep you warm and dry.
SHOP| Trench Coat for Men
This is for those in-between occasions you do not need to wear a suit or a tux but dressed up nevertheless. It is more versatile than a suit and works very well for the smart-casual look. The blazer can be worn with jeans, chinos, khaki, tailored pants etc.
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(10) THE SUIT
The holy grail of formal attire, the suit is the definitive piece in a man’s wardrobe. It is perhaps the biggest investment for a man’s essential wardrobe. It is important to choose a suit that is not too tight or too loose. Just snug will suffice. Experiment with single and double-breasted jacket designs in classic black or grey shades.
(11) DENIM JACKET
The denim jacket can be worn with everything and anything, be it a t-shirt, a pair of shorts, tailored trousers, formal shirt and shoes, even hoodies. It is a perfect transitional piece of clothing and a perfect companion for the rest of your wardrobe, no matter the climes.
SHOP| Denim Jackets
Denim Jean have proved to be the most versatile item a man will ever own. A complete classic, easy to dress up or down, this timeless piece will work with almost any look. Since denims never fall out of fashion, this item will last you years and will serve you well. With various cuts and style that’ll cater to whatever body shape you have.
A good alternative to Jeans are Chinos, if denim is not for you. Pick the right colour and cut and they’ll easily transcend the realms of smart and casual wear, being equally suited to both. For casuals wear with a tee, for a smart look wear with a shirt.
SHOP| Men’s Chinos
(14) TAILORED PANTS
This is a fine wardrobe staple and a sleek pair in black, navy, gray or beige can take you from the office straight to everywhere else. A pair of trousers shows that a man means business and cares about his image. Shape is paramount. Buy your size (flapping around your ankles is a no-no). If it requires a belt to stay on your waist, it’s not your size.
Always in heavy rotation in a man’s casual wardrobe. Nothing says easy like this comfortable piece.
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(16) CHELSEA BOOTS
The Chelsea boot works with pretty much everything, from jeans to suits, formal to casual. It is one of the most adaptable fashion item a man can own. It’s all about how you dress it up.
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(17) DERBY SHOES
Let’s call this a footwear investment. Are you looking for a dress shoe that can fit into casual territory? This lace-up shoe can work under any pant out there (Not with sweatpants or harem pants please). Be sure to get a comfortable pair and go for sturdy and quality leather. Brown and black are the colors you need. Brown is versatile and black is more formal and for events like funerals and interviews.
SHOP| Men’s Derby Shoes
Another shoe that will go with just about anything. It is a building block to any modern man’s wardrobe. This shoes work great with Traditional African wear (and everything else).
SHOP| Men’s Loafers
We think your pants should fit without a belt but pants get loose and you need a belt to help keep them where they need be. Belts also help tie your outfits together. A brown and a black leather belt will do.
Here’s a list of your wardrobe essentials:
- T-shirt (white/black/Navy)
- Button-down shirts
- Denim Button up shirts
- Henley Shirts
- Leather Jacket
- Trench Coat
- Denim Jacket
- Tailored Pants
- Chelsea boots
- Derby shoes
The general conception is that every guy loves to keep things simple when it comes to his wardrobe. These are wardrobe essentials and a guide to a perfect wardrobe, you can add as many as you like. Just be creative and use your imagination while getting each piece. With these wardrobe staples, you are now equipped and on your way to constructing a perfect wardrobe.
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