Week 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!