The great thing about men’s fashion is that certain pieces never go out of style. You can build a new wardrobe that will be sure to stand the test of time and keep you looking stylish for years. 

By spending a little bit of money to ensure that you have several classic outfits for men, you guarantee yourself a versatile wardrobe that will get you through any occasion as you age.

If you are just beginning or you want to make sure that you have all the basics covered, these classic clothes will help ensure that you are on the right track. Of course, there are plenty of ways to add to your repertoire, but these pieces are the building blocks of timeless style.

Here are some Men’s Essential Clothes for every occasion:

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A Navy or Black Suit:

One good suit is an essential piece in every man’s wardrobe. There are certain occasions, from job interviews to weddings, which necessitate a suit. And, if you’re going to be wearing it, you should make sure that it fits well. Make sure you bring your suit to a tailor once you have found one that you like. A knowledgeable tailor will be able to offer advice on how the suit should be altered to give you a fit that will last a lifetime.

Though many people suggest that black is the most versatile suit colour, navy is formal enough to be worn in nearly every setting, the biggest exceptions being funerals or black-tie affairs. Black is a close second, but navy works well with more colours than black, extending its usefulness.

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A White Button Shirt:

Before you begin buying spread collared or French collared shirts, you will want to have a white button-down in rotation. The term button-down does not refer to the button closure on the front, but the fact that the collar fastens down to the shirt. The reason that button-downs should be purchased first is that these shirts can be worn without ties or jackets, making them much more flexible. You can wear a white button-down underneath your navy suit just as easily as you can wear it with chinos or jeans.

As with everything else, the fit is king. Try on some shirts to find one that works well with your shape and research to see which brands provide the greatest longevity in their shirts. If you cannot find a shirt that fits your satisfaction, you can always have one tailored.


Polo Shirts:

Polo shirts are a piece that bridges the gap between button-downs and T-shirts. They are certainly more formal than a tee, but you wouldn’t try to pass one-off in a board meeting. Polos are perfect for hot days outside when you still need to have a classy finish, but you can also wear them with chinos for casual evening wear.


Dark Denim Jeans:

As casual styles become acceptable in more situations, you will find that your jeans maybe your most-worn pair of pants. The trends surrounding denim are constantly changing, but dark, tapered denim is always a safe bet. You want something that does not hug your legs too tightly and does not make you look shapeless. Look for slim or tapered styles that compliment your natural silhouette.


A Leather Strap Watch: 

Though it is trendy right now for men to wear more jewelry, one piece has never gone out of style: the wristwatch. It is a simple but effective way to help set your outfit apart from the crowd. There are many watches out there, but you should aim for something clean and understated. It needs to be great for everyday use while being able to pull its weight with more formal attire.

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Published on HOLR Magazine.