Wardrobe staples for men

We all know fashion can be a fickle monster. Driven not only by the changing of the seasons but as well by designers who release new styles and trends twice a year, delivering new fashion statements to an already bulging clothes market.

If you’re fed up with always looking at the latest trends and putting your hand in your pocket to shell out for the latest fashion items, here’s 5 of the best wardrobe essentials you should keep to hand that won’t let you down, no matter what the season or occasion.

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Men’s jeans are an easy fashion piece that are absolutely timeless. They can be dressed up or down and mixed and matched with plain t-shirts and smart shirts. Paired with a denim jacket of a different colour, or a suit jacket, they are a versatile item that you won’t regret buying. Stick to a style that suits your frame in a darker blue without any embellishments.

Plain t-shirts

Suits are becoming less and less the dress code within offices, which means an easy alternative is a round neck crew t-shirt either worn on its own or as an underneath layer. Make sure you go for quality rather than quantity as t-shirts made from less than high quality cotton have a tendency to lose their shape once they’ve been through the washing machine a couple of times.

Casual Jumpers

Knitwear is a great alternative to a sweatshirt. Sweatshirts over time can become faded and washed out which can then look a little too casual. Guaranteed, you won’t regret investing in a couple of well-made jumpers. The texture of the wool can add depth to an outfit, lifting the overall look from a casual affair to a smarter impression. Don’t choose colours that are to outlandish quite simply because you may not have a wardrobe that matches.

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Regardless of whether you choose white or blue, a button-down cotton shirt is an absolute staple in any mans wardrobe. The Oxford shirt is such a versatile piece of clothing that you’ll struggle to find anything that you can’t wear with it! From shorts and flip flops to suits and ties, the Oxford shirt is an absolute must. To find out why the Oxford Shirt is so named follow the link: https://therake.com/stories/style/history-of-the-button-down-shirt/

Single-breasted, notch-lapel suit

If you’re not that aux fait with styles of suits, a single-breasted notch-lapel suit will stand you in good stead for any situation where a suit is the order of the day. A notch-lapel suit simply means that the lapel (the piece of cloth found on the front of the suit) is sewn onto the collar of the jacket at an angle which then creates a triangular shape between the collar and the lapel. This type of lapel is pretty standard for a single-breasted suit – a style of suit that has just one row of buttons down the front with a small piece of overlapping jacket. This style of suit is suitable for all occasions, from weddings and christenings to funerals and business meetings. If you’d like to find out more about suit etiquette visit: https://www.harveynichols.com/news/features/everyday-mans-guide-suit-etiquette/