We’ve put together a essential list of 15 basic essentials every stylish man should have. From simple, to elegant; here we’ve selected the 20 basic fundamentals that should be the building blocks of your wardrobe.
1. A White Button Down Shirt
There is very few items that don’t go with a white button shirt, technically this item constitutes as 2, 1CASUAL, 1FORMAL –at the least– however you can use these as a versatile look for any occasion, so god forbid you don’t have this staple, head on over to GVS to get your formal shirt, this is an absolute essential.
2. A Pale Blue Shirt
Sticking with the shirt theme, make sure you have a blue shirt to pair with your grey or navy suit and a tie of a darker shade, we recommend Oxford ties which is an essential to go with your wardrobe functionality.
3. A pair of nice trainers
A nice pair of tennis shoes go a long way for those off days and even for those times you fancy earning your calories, versatile they can be worn with a pair of denim jeans, you don’t have to be dressed for business all the time, in fact more high profile business deals get done in country clubs rather than offices.
4. A Navy Crew Neck Jumper
I accept that I previously mentioned that the white shirt was the most versatile staple of a man’s wardrobe, but the navy jumper is the second most versatile! You can wear it with pretty much anything and it can act as a fashionable layer. FAULTLESS.
5. A pair of Chinos that are your fit
These are a great alternative to jeans and trousers, a pair of chinos, navy or cream, is great for the summer season, especially paired with the collarless shirt, or your casual white – the options are endless.
6. Denim Jacket
The denim jacket is easier to wear than you think, layer with a leather jacket, or try pull off the triple denim jeans, shirt, and jacket. The look you should go for is casual, but in control.
7. Suede Chelsea boots
These are the most understated item they are so easy to wear, a good pair of chelsea boots is a year round essential – and no more laces! You can actually get an exotic pair of shoes made for your feet, bespoke at GVS!
8. Tan Brogues
These dress shoes are brilliant with grey or navy, they work just as well with denim and traditional tailoring.
9. A Pair Of Black Lace-Ups
Every guy needs a solid pair of black lace-ups. They are simple enough to wear with a suit and those dress shoes to pair together your black tie outfit. Wear with jeans at your peril.
10. A good quality white t-shirt
This is a great piece to wear at a casual meeting with friends.
11. A Light Bomber
The bomber jackets are massive right now. This is one style we will be predicting that wont be going anywhere anytime soon. Try one in a dark shade, brown or navy, made from a light fabric.
12. Woven Silk Tie
Silk ties have become huge lately and will bring out even the most dull suit and shirt combo, fetch your clothes out with a navy or black woven silk tie.
13. Statement Summer Jacket
By statement we don’t mean anything floral or over the top, we are talking about that blazer you can wear out with jeans and a t-shirt should you want to, just don’t go too crazy. Get a bespoke design made at GVS?
14. A pair of denim jeans
We wouldn’t be limiting you to just one pair but a good pair of denim jeans is something that a lot if not all men own. Levi’s is known for making incredible jeans that stand the test of time as well as serve the style purpose, do not start buying denims to follow trends, a recent emerging trend is denims with more holes than material, a trend that will fade with the test of time, so stick to your ordinary jeans, the fit is up to you.
15. Your 3staple colour suits
Incase you though we had forgotten, no way, you should have in your wardrobe at any given time, a navy, grey, and black suit, preferably bespoke or semi-bespoke, if not at least altered to your measurements. Fitting clothing is huge right now which is why GVS caters to all your custom needs.