Essential on Man's Wardrobe11:30 AM
Let’s talk about the wardrobe essentials in a man’s closet.
If you are on a quest to improving your image and upgrading your look a bit,
these should point you in the right direction. The good news is that you don’t require many items of
clothing to diversify your look and look different everyday. The secret is in
the mixing and matching. Make sure your clothes are interchangeable so that you
can ring the changes on the combinations.
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Your dress shirts will be solid in colors mixed with other check / pattern shirts. Above all, make sure they fit you. Point collar or button-down shirts will add to the mix. Three solid colors and three patterned shirts will get you with plenty of options of staying good.
The black color is always a safe choice and of course more formal. Dark brown works well but not with black tie. Lighter browns are great but your trousers should follow suit by being lighter in shade. Laces shoes are the most formal version,
boots add a touch of coolness while being stylish. As a rule, you should never wear your shoes two days consecutively to let the leather dry and rest. Have at least three pairs in your wardrobe. From the most formal to the less formal. Choose leather sole for quality. Converse are great for weekend and casual wear. Oxfords are a safe bet for the office. (BLOGGED: Real Men Wear Boots, Kick Spotting at Zalora Philippines) Chelsea
Pocket squares are part of the little details that will add dimension to your suit or jacket. Belts are also necessary. Match them with the shoes. A couple of pairs of belts is a start. Unless you are short and stocky, go for suspenders, they will elongate your build. (BLOGGED: Fashion Accessories for Men)
Hundred per cent worsted wool suits are a good friend while you’ll want to shy away from cheap fabrics. The suit should be well cut and enhance your look. Two suits in your closet is a start. The number one item in a man’s closet is arguably a stylish, tailored suit. Go for a close fit in a classic silhouette with contemporary features. The suit should complement your body shape, posture and the natural way you move. If you feel the urge to express yourself, do it subtly via the pocket shape, inside lining or buttons.
A good sports jacket is a weekend-wear essential. Throw this on to complete almost any smart casual look. Select a fabric that is more textured and rough to breakaway from the daily “office suit” look, hence the traditional popularity of tweed worn during weekend getaways in the country. Another good tip is to pick a coat in a lighter material if you want to stretch wearing it over a few seasons. Ralph Lauren, the king of American prep, is a great place to start looking for one.