Are you looking to update your wardrobe to achieve that classic man look?
If so, it’s safe to say that such a wardrobe update can be a daunting task. Whether it’s for financial reasons, a busy schedule or a total lack of interest, shopping isn’t exactly on the average man’s go-to list of hobbies.
Of course, it may be an over-generalization to say that men hate shopping. But there is some truth to this statement. One study found that while it takes women over two hours to feel bored with shopping, it only takes a man 26 minutes on average.
The good news is that achieving that classic man look doesn’t require continuous shopping. Instead, it’s all about choosing the right inventory and understanding how to pair it.
So, if you’re looking to update your masculine wardrobe, you’re going to want to read this first. Drawing on inspiration from both the classics and the runways today, we’re sharing eight pieces of clothing that are essential to every men’s wardrobe.
Let’s get started!
1. A Formal V-Neck Sweater
A formal v-neck sweater is an absolute essential to achieving that classic man look.
Not only does it look great, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can choose to wear it individually, or you can choose to wear a collared shirt below and expose the collar. Either way, a v-neck sweater pairs perfectly for anything from work and dates to functions and dress-up.
This is the perfect, lightweight sweater for warmer climates and cooler summer nights. With this sweater in tow, you can surely count on looking great and avoiding overheating.
2. Brown Leather Boot
Did you know that the average American man owns twelve pairs of shoes?
Of all the shoes that a man might own, a brown leather boot must surely be one of them. After all, a brown leather boot is the perfect dress-up accessory to any fashionable look.
Judging by the runways, it’s safe to say that this boot is the go-to shoe of the year. While workboots were all the rage in recent years, we’re now drifting toward something that’s slightly more formal. This is where the brown leather comes into play and fits oh-so-well.
One last piece of advice? Brown leather boots pair especially well with snug blue jeans!
3. Blue Jeans
Blue jeans: A fashion accessory that is so simple yet can make such a positive statement.
If you’re lacking a good quality pair of blue jeans in your wardrobe, this should be your very first priority. Remember, blue jeans are some of the most versatile wardrobe essentials on the planet.
You can wear them on weekends with a more casual shoe or even a sandal. However, you can also fashion them at more formal events or even work with a formal, dressed-up boot.
When opting for a dressier look, be sure to choose a blue jean that is on the darker side. This pairs well with sporting jackets and
4. Sport’s Jacket
Do you remember that oh-so-fancy sporting jacket that your father used to fashion when you were a kid?
Well, as it turns out, your father happened to know a thing or two about fashion. Forever a classic, a sporting jacket is an absolute wardrobe staple for any well-dressed man.
While a black or navy blue sporting jacket is easy to match, you might be tempted to opt for something a little more unique. Today, textured and patterned sporting jackets are making a comeback and offer a vintage flair to any outfit.
5. A Belt for Jeans
Sure, most men have a belt that fits perfectly into suit pants.
But, what about a belt that is meant for everyday use? This type of belt typically has a wider and generally larger belt buckle. It can fit into anything from jeans and chinos to cargo pants.
If you’re unsure where to begin, start with a leather or suede belt that follows a simple color pattern. From here, you can look to expanding into belts that are more unique and catered to your everyday wardrobe.
6. A Classic Bow Tie
Have you felt the panic of what to wear when you get invited to a black-tie wedding?
In this day and age, it’s essential for all men to own a classic bow tie. This can bring you to anything from a wedding and gala to a special event and private functions. It’s a simple way to elevate your look above a standard tie.
If you’re only planning to have one bow tie in your wardrobe, it’s best to opt for something simple. In this occasion, a black bow tie is often the best tie for the job.
7. Quality Undergarments
At the end of the day, an outfit is only as good as what’s beneath it.
After all, what’s the point in sporting a quality outfit if what you’re sporting below doesn’t isn’t of equal value? It’s safe to say that a carefully chosen outfit can be ruined by shabby and ill-fit undergarments.
This is where fashioning some high-quality, well-fitted undergarments comes into play. Of course, there’s no denying that want your undergarments to be incredibly comfortable. But, you also want to ensure that they look good and that they fit well.
Whether you’re all about those boxer briefs or you prefer traditional briefs, do yourself a favor and ensure that they look as good as they feel. If your go-to undergarments happen to be boxers, you’re going to want to check out this collection.
8. A Cool Weather Vest
For cooler temperatures, a rugged vest is an absolute wardrobe staple for any man.
Even in warmer climates, a vest is perfect for cooler days or come nightfall. It’s the perfect combination of function and fashion. A good vest can sit perfectly atop any shirt or even sweater.
When it comes to choosing your vest, don’t feel pressured to opt for a classic outdoors vest. Instead, feel free to get creative and try for different materials such as suede, denim or wool.
How to Achieve That Classic Man Look
In today’s day and age, evidence has pointed to the fact that shopping is an activity preferred by women more so than men.
Sure, this may be too general a statement to conclude anything of concrete scientific value. But, it is fair to say that men have not been found to have the same level of patience when it comes to shopping.
Fortunately, shopping for menswear doesn’t have to be such a time-consuming, unexciting burden. In fact, what if creating the perfect men’s wardrobe didn’t have to involve all that much shopping, to begin with?
The good news is that any man can achieve the classic man look with only a few wardrobe staples. To lend you a helping hand, we’ve compiled this list of eight wardrobe essentials to achieve that classic man look.
Go on, be our guest and test out these classic masculine looks!
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