Fashions change constantly and what’s hot one summer, just won’t cut it the next. However, style is a different matter altogether. Style is timeless. There are certain essentials that every man needs in his wardrobe – essentials that will stand the test of time and fickle trends. Here are some top picks for keeping you looking sharp whatever the season:
These were first worn by US railroad workers in the 1800s but from small acorns and all that. As soon as they were donned by icons of Hollywood during the 20th century, they have never looked back in terms of effortless style and popularity. Worn on its own over a plain white t-shirt in a James Dean manner or used as a layer under a big coat in the winter, the denim jacket is a must-have style icon of fashion.
We’re not talking about saggy bottoms and misshapen knees here, we’re talking smart, slim, tapered-leg joggers that give you effortless casual chic. Comfortable, street and look perfect when teamed up with casual cotton t-shirts or a cotton sweatshirt. No longer the preserve of PE classes and youths, smart joggers deserve a spot in every man’s casual wardrobe.
Smart, black derby shoes suit a whole range of purposes. Whether paired up with dark denim or formal trousers, these shoes are the epitome of timeless style. The sole might be chunky but the main part of the shoe is a minimalist design which helps to keep it looking fresh and modern, whatever the year.
A top-quality cotton tee in a variety of timeless colours is an absolute must for every occasion. They can be worn under nicer shirts for a layered effect, for ultimate comfort when chilling at home and to look stylish under a denim or bomber jacket for nights out. Classic colours include white, black and navy blue.
Who can live without jeans? The most versatile of all wardrobe essentials. Jeans offer a neutral base from which to dress up or down. They can be worn with a smart shirt or thrown on with a cotton t-shirt and trainers for a casual anytime look. Dark denim is the most stylish and timeless. Acid wash, ripped or light denim will go out of fashion must sooner.
A good pair of these are another must-have for those times when you just can’t away with wearing jeans. Great to wear in any season, they can be dressed up or down the same as denim. A button-down shirt and sports jacket for a smart occasion or a t-shirt and loafers for a day out in the sun.
Smart Brown Slip-ons
Your black derby shoes won’t look right for every semi-formal occasion so brown leather slip-ons are perfect to team up with your chinos or khakis for casual or business casual events. They can also be worn with jeans and any top at all, making them super versatile for wherever your heading.