Trick or Treat: Men’s Closet Edition

Posted by on October 29, 2013 in Blog, Image Tips for Men, Personal Image Consulting | 0 comments

Trick or Treat: Men’s Closet Edition

Are fashion phantoms causing you fright? Clean out the cobwebs and create a wardrobe that’s sure to delight! Having classic go-to staples makes looking put together easy. Below we’ve put together a list of suggested staples for every man’s closet…no tricks, just treats!

Suggested staples for every man’s closet

  • Black or Navy Suit. Alterations to adjust the fit of jackets and pants as needed. Alterations allow for a more tailored and professional appearance.
  • Dress Shirts. Five to seven dress shirts in crisp white and blue.
  • Neckties. Five to seven neckties including modern and traditional prints.
  • Cufflinks. Gold or silver cufflinks add class to any professional outfit.
  • Dress Shoes. One pair of black or dark brown, lace-up dress shoes.
  • Jeans. One pair of dark denim jeans without holes.
  • Loafers. Black or dark brown loafers for business casual and weekends.
  • Leather Belt. Black or dark brown leather belt with simple silver or gold buckle.
  • Undershirts. Crisp and clean white short sleeve undershirts.  Trash the shirts with stains!
  • Collar Stays. It’s all about the details for a polished look.
  • Pocket Squares. These accessories can add a sophisticated and elegant look for upscale events.
  • Khaki Slacks. Two to three pairs of Khaki slacks. Plain-front or pleated based on body type.
  • Dress Socks. Five to seven pairs of solid black dress socks will allow your dress outfits to look put together and consistently on point.
  • Sport Coat. A black or navy sport coat can add a touch of class to any outfit.
  • Tuxedo. Complete tuxedo including jacket, pants, dress shirt and tie/bow-tie.
  • Casual Fleece/Jacket. A casual fleece pull-over or zip-up jacket for casual weekends.
  • Athletic Shoes. Clean athletic shoes in a neutral color.
  • Sweatshirt. Favorite athletic team sweatshirt.
  • Athletic Socks. White athletic ankle socks.
  • Leather Flip-Flops. A put together casual shoe for warm weather.
  • Bathrobe.  All white, terry cloth robe.
  • Pajama/Loungewear Pants. Light-weight cotton pajama and/or loungewear pants.
  • Athletic Pants. Black or navy athletic pants.
  • Winter Overcoat. Cashmere is exquisite!
  • Casual Winter Coat. Leather or wool.
  • Dress Watch. Choose a size that is proportionate to your frame.
  • Athletic Watch. Appropriate for the gym and casual weekends.
  • Sunglasses. Aviator-style sunglasses are always in style.
  • Baseball cap. Not the good luck game cap, a nice, clean baseball cap.
  • Leather Attaché, Messenger Bag or Briefcase. Depending on your office culture.
  • Leather wallet.

Want more ideas for your closet? Follow our ‘The Modern Man’ board on Pinterest.

Modern Man Pinterest Board

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