The year has already begun but it’s never too late to revamp your wardrobe and make sure that you’re all set to conquer 2020 with these 10 Men’s Essentials we listed for you. It’s a common notion that men find shopping challenging, which is why we made it easier by listing down a guide from shoes to bottoms to suits to accessories.
1. The Classic Oxfords
This lace up dress shoes pairs with most trousers. It is both a staple in your shoe wardrobe and a classic style that you can carry for many years.
2. The Versatile Belt
Every man deserves a classic good quality belt for his everyday use to match one’s shoes. Invest in a quality piece in a solid calf leather material. Choose a style with a clean square buckle that can be worn easily at work or for an important meeting and event.
3. The Weekend Loafers
Next on the list is a casual style of loafers. This will complete your smart look for the weekend. It is made of soft, supple suede and would look great with your blue jeans or chinos.
4. The Crew Neck Tee
You can do so much with a plain crew neck t-shirt. You can pair it with anything from jeans, trousers to shorts or even pair it with a blazer when you want to look smart but lazy to think about your outfit for the day.
5. The Smart Silk Tie
On special occasions or formal meetings you need to pair your suit with a necktie. Choose the right color that would contrast your shirt and complement the suit. Invest in silk neckties for that extra upgrade to your wardrobe.
6. The Work Socks
Don’t forget to invest in a couple of soft dress socks. Buy a few in the classic colors of black, navy, and brown. Wear long socks for a more formal setting and no-show socks for the weekend paired with loafers.
7. The Sharp Jacket
A versatile wardrobe should include blazers for any occasion. It sharpens your overall look and it will work all year round. Invest in a good tailor that could customise to your fit, otherwise ready-to-wear jackets are available too but best to purchase in quality fabrics that won’t snag or rip after a few days.
For suit tailors in Manila, be sure to try Felipe and Sons.
8. The Classic Watch
Whether you decide to go for the investment pieces or the everyday wear, make sure to get the a classic style in steel and with a round face that perfectly fits to your wrist. What is also important is to choose the watch that would fit most of your wardrobe pieces and your lifestyle.
9. The Classic Trousers
A classic straight fit that is not too wide on the hips and throughout the calves is your best bet when choosing a set of trousers. Going too slim is also not advisable because it could make your look seem a tad bit too trendy. Invest also in quality fabrics paired with the same color as your jacket for a complete look.
10. The White Oxford Shirt
This is a must have in the closet. An oxford shirt would go with anything from suits down to your laid back jeans and even with your pair of shorts.
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