Men’s essential clothing09/15/2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.