Essential Menswear items every man should have

timeless and elegant. Bottom line, you need to have the basics that pair well with a variety of dresses and with various other garments in your closet.

1.) White Dress Shirt.

Every man should own at least one white dress shirt. The fabric should be either make of plain poplin weave or a fine herringbone twill because they show class and are very much durable. Ideally, a medium spread collar because it can be worn with many things and it goes well with almost anybody. Avoid single cuffs because they’re only appropriate for a white tie when they’re starched or otherwise, they’re just an in-between substitute that could be avoided.

2.) Light Blue Dress Shirt

The second item you should have is a light blue dress shirt. However, it should have a button cuff because you want something that contrasts your formal shirt. Basically, you want it to be made from a rugged fabric and you can also add a button-down collar to mix it up a bit. You can also go with poplin, maybe a twill weave or anything else that suits you. If you live in warmer regions, you could get an open weave fabric. You can still wear it with business outfits, and it’s very versatile and works with basically, anything you have, casual or formal. Once you have those two shirts, you could invest in a cream, off-white shirt because it’s not as dark.


3.) Navy Blazer

The third item you should invest in is a classic navy blazer. No, not the jacket from your suit. While you can wear that jacket separately, you should invest in something distinctly different. That being said, you should get a lighter shade of navy than your suit because it has to look different and a lighter color is usually more casual which is the origin if the blazer hence, you should go with that.

4.) Sweater

Last but not the least, I’d invest in is a sweater. More specifically a bottle green wool sweater with a V-neck because I like to wear ties with them. Spend a little more money to get a high-quality sweater made from long 3 or 4 ply yarns because they will not pill as quickly as cheaper sweaters. For softness, look for wool-cashmere blends or go with an all-cashmere sweater, but that’s a lot more expensive. Of course, red is an all-time classic and brighter shades of red are also brilliant.


You can quickly develop more pairing options and begin to induce panache in whatever you wear. After all, men’s style is constantly evolving and trying to keep up with the season’s hottest looks. Luckily, if you’re looking for some new threads, you’ve come to the right place. Aside from apparels mentioned above, one other item every man should own is a good pair of shoes. A pair of simple black is extremely versatile, a pair of double monk straps, and a loafer is going to give you an incredible range of your outfits.


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