Essential clothing for every man
A long term wardrobe investment is absolutely essential to look sophisticated and stylish for the man on the go. Some basic styles in pants and shirts will go a long way in keeping him well dressed all the time. Take a look at some key clothing items that can help him look his best, anywhere, anytime:
To begin with, stock up on a couple of good, 100% cotton, Oxford white shirts. They’re wardrobe essentials for all seasons. They look classic and never look outdated. Other shirts to stock up on are men’s linen shirts in white or other neutral colors like grey or light blue.
For a formal, corporate look with a button down, white shirt (make sure it’s always clean and ironed) go with a dark blue or grey tie and a coat. But if planning a quick, informal lunch during the day, remove the tie, fold up the sleeves up to the elbow and unbutton a few front buttons. Makes for a great look!
A linen panel shirt with short sleeves and embroidered insert panels looks crisp and neat. It can be worn over jeans or formal trousers and makes for a stylish look with its point collar, straight hem and side vents. A soft linen top stitched shirt has a designer look that is very individualistic and distinctive.
Flat front pants look modern and sleek and are must-haves if you want to look stylish and slim. Cuffs are not necessary with flat front pants and make sure they have angled or slash pockets. Depending on your body type, go for the appropriate fit. A straight, slim fit will suit slender, lean men. Wide leg pants are suitable if you’re on the heavier side or have a bit of a belly.
Light wool pants are good for all seasons but if you’re living in a tropical climate, cotton is always preferable. Chinos are comfortable and suit warm climates and are easy to maintain. Polo Ralph Lauren’s silk cotton Preston pants are a blend of linen and cotton. They’re a smart addition to the discerning man’s wardrobe and have a flat front and relaxed, straight leg.