7 Must Haves for Your Guy’s Closet

March 26, 2015


jhilburn_logoWeek after week we read about what we should be buying and wearing to look our best. So now that we look incredibly good, let’s make sure the man standing next to us matches our chic self.  As a Personal Stylist with custom men’s clothing company, J. Hilburn, I help men dress for success.  I would love to share with you my men’s wardrobe essentials, because once a guy is dressed well in clothes that fit, he exudes more confidence and stands a bit taller.

If you want to help your guy dress his best please read on to see what every man should have in his closet. I’m sharing 7 must-have essentials.

1- Suits – navy blue and gray.  Whether or not your guy has to dress up for work or not, he should have at least one or two nice suits that fit well.

2- Jackets/blazer – invest in a few good ones that can be worn with nice trousers or jeans. You can’t go wrong with a blue blazer which goes with almost anything, but patterned blazers can look very stylish, too.

3- Shirts – He should have at least 5 dress shirts, one for every day of the work week. Every guy should own one crisp, white shirt.  Most guys tend to only have solid white and blue shirts in their closet since these colors are the easiest to pair with his navy and gray suits.  But don’t be afraid to try stripes or checks. These patterns can help your man stand out amongst the sea of solid white shirts.  Also, guys should have a few casual sport shirts to wear on the weekends.  Denim and chambray are good options as well as more bold and patterned shirts to wear with his casual bottoms.

4- Dark jeans – Pick a straight leg fit, and your man can dress up the jeans with a blazer to look sharp on date night.  Or he can wear them with a t-shirt and sneakers for casual weekend wear.

5- Chinos – Every guy should own at least one good pair of chinos – khaki is a good color option.

6- Fitted t-shirts or polos – crew neck t-shirts are great to wear under v-neck sweaters.

7- Sweater – stick with a neutral color that will go well with everything.

I hope you found this wardrobe essentials guide helpful in assisting your guy in dressing well. If your man is too busy to think about his wardrobe or hates to shop feel free to reach out to me as I would be happy to help him!

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  • Reply Brian October 24, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Great suggestions! I keep all of these things in my closet at the ready for any occasion. Mens fashion can be really easy or really difficult depending on if you already have clothes that you know look good on you. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jessica W. Bowlin December 7, 2016 at 5:22 am

    I love your tips here. Men has only small dress compared to the women. So, they need also to shop for their own clothing collections in order to wear different outfit every day. Layering is also a good fashon style for men so that they can compete to the long, sexy and trendy dresses of many women. Recently, I have bought my husband the special gift, a linen long sleeve shirt, a Perry Ellis button front vest, and the bomber jacket. I just don’t know if he will love my style here. Anyway, many thanks for sharing your must have men’s dress. I will share your blog to my friends who want to give gifts to their husband too.

  • Reply David Blanchard December 10, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Hey Buddy,

    Nice Suggestions !!!

    I really appreciate your suggestions and I found them very helpful in upgrading my wardrobe.Men rarely think about their wardrobe collection. They keep the things going the same way they used to be.This post made me think of the things that are still missing in my wardrobe.

    Thanks a lot for the wardrobe essentials guide and Keep Posting !!!!!
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  • Reply Silvia Kabaivanova January 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Hey Buddy !!

    Great share !!
    The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. When a lot of guys start making an effort to look better, they immediately run out and buy really cool and unique pieces that don’t work with anything but specialized outfits. That’s a big mistake because it’s a waste of money, time and you probably won’t wear it as often as you think.

    Keep sharing
    Have a great day

  • Reply Blazer style for man May 15, 2017 at 10:44 am

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  • Reply Debra S. Barber October 4, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for sharing such a great tips. we can wear this with a t-shirt and sneakers for casual weekend wear.

  • Reply Zahoor Ahmad Faisal October 16, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Men fashion can be really easy or really difficult depending upon on your cloths. So there are graet suggestions which are very helpful. Thanks for the info and the giveaway!

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