When it comes to wardrobes for men, there are many options. Pine wardrobes, solid wood wardrobes, vintage and antique wardrobes are just a few examples. But what does a real gentleman keep in his pocket? What influences those decisions?
Fortunately, we’ve already researched so you don’t have to. Here are 20 pieces of clothes and accessories that we believe every man’s wardrobe should include.
1. Blue jeans
A decent pair of jeans is essential for every man, and you can’t go wrong with a pair in classic blue. It’s perhaps the most adaptable piece in a gentleman’s wardrobe, as it can be worn with almost anything and can get you through any occasion.
2. Plain white T-shirt
A simple white T-shirt, another timeless classic, is the ideal item to wear to make a statement, whether subtle or dramatic. Try pairing it with a pair of jeans for a laid-back weekend vibe.
3. Plain grey T-shirt
Do you want to channel an easygoing ‘off-duty model’ look? Simply replace your regular white T-shirt with big T-shirts like this charcoal grey T-shirt, which is another key item in a gentleman’s wardrobe.
4. Navy cashmere jumper
A beautiful cashmere sweater is genuinely timeless. It’ll keep you warm in the cooler months or when the summer evenings start to grow chilly (and your style options red-hot).
5. Big and Tall jackets
With cooler weather on the way, we won’t be able to get away with merely wearing a short-sleeved top. We aren’t quite ready for big winter jackets just yet, but we do require an additional layer of warmth for those chilly mornings and evenings.
We’ve got bomber jackets, gilets, and soft fleeces for any occasion, so whatever you’re up to, we’ve got the best big and tall jackets to layer up in this fall.
6. Single-breasted grey or navy suit
A simple grey or blue two-button, the single-breasted coat is a workwear necessity that will carry you through work and nicer evening situations in style.
A solid black tuxedo is a must-have item for any gentleman’s wardrobe. It’ll help you make an impression at every event you wear it to by smartening your formal style while adding a bit of flare.
8. Sports jacket
Another item of clothing that can help you attain an effortlessly professional and sophisticated style is a sports jacket or blazer – our tip is to go with something dark, like navy or grey.
9. Plain white shirt
The traditional white shirt, like a decent white T-shirt, is an absolute necessity in all gentlemen’s wardrobes, whether worn open-collared with chinos or with a tie and suit.
10. Plain blue/pink shirt
A traditional shirt in a light colour, such as pink or blue, would complement a work appearance or casual weekend outfit just as well as a white shirt.
Some other Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
11. Trench coat
The trench coat, which originated in the trenches of World War I, has evolved into one of the most lasting articles of men’s apparel, available in a range of forms, sizes, and colours. It’s adaptable, practical, and light — and it can also make you look great.
12. Bomber/biker jacket
A leather bomber or biker jacket is the ideal piece of apparel to toughen up any appearance, and it will lend an edge (as well as panache) to any gentleman’s wardrobe.
13. Navy chinos
Are you looking for a fashionable way to adhere to a smart-casual dress code? Your solution is a pair of blue chinos. It’s even OK to wear to work (if your office allows, of course).
14. Regular chinos
A pair of neutral chinos can be dressed up with a classic shirt and blazer as easily as they can be dressed down with a T-shirt and motorcycle jacket for a sartorially spot-on weekend outfit.
15. Brown brogues
A pair of nicely constructed brown brogues are a gentleman’s style classic that you can’t go wrong with. If you take good care of them, they’ll only get better with age.
16. Black lace-up shoes
A basic black leather lace-up is the right accessory for males who understand one of the main principles of fashion: that it typically starts from the feet up, whether it’s for elegant occasions or workwear.
17. Plain-coloured tie
While we fully support having a single selection of ties to pick from, a simple, plain-coloured tie is an absolute must-have for each suit combo and formal occasion.
Every male should own a decent pair of cufflinks; as long as you have a long-sleeved shirt with the right cuff holes, you can work them into almost any ensemble to add a personal touch.
You should never get caught in the rain as a gentleman. Choose an umbrella in a diverse colour and form so that you may wear it with a variety of clothes and simply integrate it into your existing wardrobe.
20. Weekend bag
A beautiful holdall is necessary for any male to put his belongings in, whether you’re planning an overnight holiday or travelling for work.
Last but not least, an eye-catching (and eye-protecting) pair of designer sunglasses is the ideal complement to the rest of your gentleman’s wardrobe requirements.