There’s a new class of gentleman on the block – the urban, modern man who is now more professional and more dapper than ever. A man like that is confident, presentable and memorable, and with a little help from his wardrobe, also stylish and elegant. With such striking appearance, it’s no wonder that almost every man today wants to achieve this fashionable look.
Thankfully, it can be very easy to accomplish, with just a few staple pieces in your wardrobe. So, here are the top must-have items every modern man should own for a versatile and functional, yet sleek and stylish wardrobe:
A great bespoke suit
There’s nothing quite like a good bespoke suit to boost a man’s morale and raise his confidence, due to the impeccable fitting and the intricate, yet functional, details. If you opt for a versatile color, such as navy or dark gray, this perfectly fitting suit might be the only one you need. If you already own several suits, then choose a bespoke suit that reflects your personal style or that enhances your physique. If a bespoke suit is out of your budget, a made-to-measure suit is the next best thing.
A white button-up shirt
If you had to have only one dress shirt in your closet, it would probably be a white button-up shirt with a spread collar and French cuffs, made out of a high quality fabric. Whether you decide to wear it under a crew neck sweater at the weekend or even combine it with suspenders and a bow tie for a statement look, a classic white button-up is simply unbeatable in terms of versatility and style.
A classic polo shirt
Good quality polo shirts for men should be an essential part of any modern wardrobe, as they are guaranteed to go well with everything you own, whether they’re paired with well-fitting jeans for a casual outing or a tailored suit for a business casual look. Regardless of the color and print you choose, make sure you invest in a polo shirt made from a high quality material. Not only will a more expensive fabric feel soft and comfortable against your skin, but it will also last you for years to come.
A pair of dark jeans
A staple in any modern man’s wardrobe, a good pair of jeans should be slim, but not too tight, stiff, but not so stiff that you can’t bend your legs, and they should preferably be dark blue. The choices of shirts that go with dark denim are truly endless, and they can easily be tucked in and finished with a leather belt, or even let to hang loosely over. Whether you finish the look off with a blazer, a sweater, a pattern or a pop of color, you truly can’t go wrong with a good pair of jeans.
Sleek leather accessories
A pair of leather shoes should be an essential part of your closet, as they can be a perfect option for any number of occasions. Whether you opt for a black or brown pair, make sure to choose a color that complements the rest of your wardrobe nicely, and don’t forget to invest in a pair of black or white leather sneakers for more casual events. Apart from footwear, another staple item every modern man must own is a sleek leather belt to complete any outfit, preferably in black or brown to match your leather shoes.
A timeless watch
A watch is the most refined and delicate accessory in a modern man’s closet, which is why it would be ideal to choose one that reflects your personality. You can opt for simple and minimalistic styles, vintage or royal, yellow gold with a brown leather bracelet or chrome black with complementary steel and a ceramic bracelet – the choice is truly all yours. So, invest in the best watch your budget allows for, and you will have the ideal accessory to round up any fashionable outfit.
Even though the list of essential items that should constitute the wardrobe of every modern man isn’t particularly long, they all represent the foundation of a functional, stylish and successful wardrobe.