Men’s essential clothing

Men’s essential clothing

09/15/2016 Off

People we do not know judge us based on our appearance. The saying “You only have one chance to make a first impression” holds true in many situations, from job interviews to sales calls. First impressions are powerful because until we begin to speak, they are the only bits of information we have to make a snap decision as to whether we like or trust someone. The very first thing people notice about us is our appearance. Dress like a thug and people treat you like one; dress like a professional and you’ll have doors opened for you.

Dressing good is actually easy. There are simple clothes that are so refined and so singular that a man needs little else to distinguish himself. Styles change but the characteristics of a well-dressed man generally remain classic.

“All it takes are a few simple outfits. And there’s one secret – the simpler the better.” – Cary Grant

Not sure where to start? Even if you’re not big on shopping, these 13 pieces of men’s essential clothing represent the perfect building blocks for a stylish, masculine wardrobe. build a strong foundation of timeless pieces that can be paired with almost anything in your closet.

10 Essential Items for your wardrobe

Polos. Serve an essential role in every man’s wardrobe. In place of t-shirts they give a casual outfit a bit of polish; combining a comfortable, casual air with a hint of refinement, they’ll dress up or down as the occasion requires.

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Blazer or Sport Coat. Are perfect for work, date night or just whenever you want to look good. Throw on a sport coat or blazer with just about any pants (jeans, khakis, suit pants of a contrasting color) and you’re good to go.

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Boots. Are the most important items of footwear in a man’s wardrobe. A good pair of boots will last a long time, with time they will develop a patina. They work with just about any pants and almost any outfit.

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Oxford Button Downs. Are a staple of male fashion. Oxfords are durable, can be worn year-round, are not too light yet not too heavy and fit to any occasion. You can pair them with almost anything chinos, jeans, even suits.

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Jeans. go for a modern slim fit, dark, straight-legged unembellished jeans. No rips, no tears, no studs and no pre-fading. No sagging in the butt, no bunching around the ankles and no bagginess around the thighs.

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Chinos. They’re completely effortless, yet everyone thinks you dress well if you wear them. They look great with a t-shirt, a sweater and button-down, or can be dressed up for a business casual event. Like jeans, aim for more of a slim fit with these, though not too skinny.

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A leather belt. Choose a color matching your boots and some variation of the standard belt buckle with a single square frame and prong – no matter if they’re casual or dress belts.

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T-Shirts. Plain, short sleeved t-shirt is an essential. They’re comfortable and timeless. Go for round collars and a slim fit. It shouldn’t be skin tight, but also not baggy, either. No logos or pictures.

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Harrington jacket. It’s timeless, casual, light, cool and pairs well with nearly anything. A casual jacket that isn’t too sporty or dressy. It looks great with jeans and sneakers as well as dressier items like collared shirts and wool pants.

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A leather watch. No matter how many digital devices you have to tell you the time — a grown man wears a watch. Go for a classic swiss made watch with leather band in either brown or black.

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