must-haves for men’s wardrobe
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10 must-haves for
an enviable men’s wardrobe

29 Mar 2021

Your wardrobe decides your attitude and your attitude determines your altitude.

Your wardrobe contributes more to the quality of your life than you think. However, as important as having a near-perfect wardrobe is, it is not nearly as easy. If you are looking for some handy tips to give your wardrobe a makeover and take the first step towards more confident and impactful dressing, we are happy to guide you.

Before we share the pearls of wisdom for an enviable wardrobe, stick by the golden rule: Try to have as many ‘evergreen and timeless’ pieces in your closet as possible, the ones that can be combined with seasonal dresses and give you a limitless smart collection that’ll never disappoint you when you open your closet:

A crisp white shirt
A crisp white shirt:

The quality and fit of this wardrobe staple can say a lot about the owner’s personality. The look of a tucked-in, semi-cutaway collar, French-cuffed Italian cotton shirt is never a fashion fail. In premium cotton fabric with a wrinkle-resistant finish, this shirt looks elegant, crisp, and is very comfortable to wear. Our professional tailors will make a great bespoke shirt just for you.

Well-fitted dark navy suit
Well-fitted dark navy bespoke suit:

No man’s wardrobe is complete without at least one blue suit. This versatile evergreen piece has a timeless appeal and is appropriate for a variety of occasions and dress codes. A recommended fabric in this suit will be super 130’s, four-season wool, which is breathable in the summers and warmer in cooler weather. It’s ideal for Dubai weather.

A blazer with wide lapels
A blazer with wide lapels:

With its unique ability to dress up or down an outfit, an unlined lightweight blazer in a colour that would match multiple trousers is a must-have in your wardrobe. Blazers with patch pockets instead of suit flap pockets make it look different from your suit jacket. Based on the occasion, you can combine it with complementing wool trousers, chinos, or even jeans for a more casual look.

A pair of slim-fit navy chinos
A pair of slim-fit navy chinos:

This is something that can be worn casually or semi-formally with most shirts or t-shirts and can even be combined with blazers to make the look more formal. Made with a combination of 97% cotton and 3% lycra fabrics, it is a comfortable yet stylish essential.

Black Oxford shoes
Black Oxford shoes:

There is no more impactful a style statement when wearing a suit than refined footwear. These classic men’s shoes are the most famous of the English designs and a gentleman’s wardrobe staple when it comes to enhancing your look. They are also the most versatile shoes that a man can own, and can be easily paired with almost every color for an elegant yet conservative look.

Classic sunglasses
Classic sunglasses:

It’s very likely that you’ve collected many pairs of sunglasses over the years, yet continue to reach out to your favourite one or two pairs. It is hence good to own a timeless pair of sunglasses suitable for the shape of your face. Moreover, you can match your sunglasses to your outfit and accessories and master a look of sheer perfection. For example, a blue tint to match your navy outfit to complement it perfectly.

A formal tie
A formal tie:

This 10-centimetre 100% silk neck gear can make a whole lot of difference. Ideally, your tie should be darker than your shirt as its main purpose is to draw attention and make its presence felt in your whole outfit. As for the fabric, opt for ties that have a distinct design and a little sheen. Smaller prints are better for formal occasions and larger prints or cotton ties are more appropriate for casual looks. A quick tip – change the color and pattern of your tie to create more looks out of the same outfit and to ensure you don’t look too monotonous.

A pocket square
A pocket square:

A pocket square is extremely versatile as it can be worn multiple ways. If you want to stay on the safer side, you can wear a plain or very lightly patterned square pocket in a presidential fold. For a more daring look, a patterned pocket square with vibrant prints and contrasting accessories is your way to go for leaving a long lasting impression!

A pair of cufflinks
A pair of cufflinks:

A stylish pair of cufflinks that matches your watch and outfit in classic designs are a perfect complement to your overall look. Just like you carefully pick your garments and specific accessories, cufflinks need equal attention. Silver is an evergreen shade when it comes to cufflinks and something you can never go wrong with. If you want to look at other options than silver, you can opt for gold cufflinks. They match perfectly with warmer colour outfits such as orange or green, while silver cufflinks go better with cooler colours such as blue or gray.

A great watch
A great watch:

A classic watch can upgrade even simpler looks to an elegant one. Every many should own at least one timepiece in a neutral color combination that works well with both formal and casual looks. Classic watches with dark coloured dials do the magic. For dressier occasions, opt for gold and silver metal, or even dark exotic leather straps. Lighter-coloured straps or a sporty design with metal straps would be more appropriate for casual looks.

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