The Ultimate Wardrobe Essentials For Guys

Slim Chinos

Feel like wearing pants that ooze style and comfort all in one? Look no further than the slim-fit chino. These pants were designed to wear to business meetings, weddings and dinner parties. No wardrobe is complete without them. Grab a pair.

Converse All Stars

A man should be judged by the Chuck Taylor All Stars in his closet. There’s a very good reason why these shoes have become a cult classic with every generation since the 70s. They are the perfect sneakers to wear to the shops, to the club or to the braai.

A Stylish Watch

Skip the digital and go for an analogue watch with a leather strap, crafted by a reputable watchmaker. The number one rule when choosing a watch is that the large ones go with metal straps and the smaller ones go with materials such as leather and nylon. The watch-to-wrist ratio is something to keep in mind as well, so pick a timepiece that fits the size of your wrist properly.

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Black Lace-Ups

It’s all about the round toe and square heel here. Skip the square toe bravado. Shoes are not just there to protect your feet but should blend in with what you are wearing. Mismatched shoes can ruin an outfit immediately.

Infinity Scarf

It’s always best to be prepared for cold days and that’s why a wool-knit infinity scarf is a must-have. Not only is it stylish but it serves a purpose – to keep your neck warm, of course. Be sure to choose a colour that will fit most of your winter jackets and jerseys – we suggest going for a neutral colour such as grey or brown.

Gloves

Choosing the right gloves for winter is trickier than you might think. Things to keep in mind are the material it’s made from, the insulation it offers, practicality and look. When it comes to the appearance of the gloves, be sure to pick one that looks the least like a murder’s choice.

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Leather Belt

This item is worth its weight in gold. Make sure that the belt buckle is no bigger than your index, middle and ring fingers put together. If you really want a belt buckle that reads ‘Everything is Bigger in Texas’, then do so at your own discretion. Choose good-quality, tanned leather which will not only last but also fit your wardrobe. The belt should work with your Levi’s on a Saturday and your slim-fit chinos on Monday.

White Button-Up Shirt

Just a plain, button-up shirt, pressed and as a white as snow is all there is to it. Look for a shirt without the buttons on the collars – unless you’re going to appear in court any time soon. This item should be safeguarded, only woken from its slumber when it’s your time to shine. Movers and shakers need a white button-up shirt.

V-Neck Shirt

The best part about a V-neck is that you can wear it to work or play. The hard and fast rule about picking any kind of short sleeve is the material. You need something that is light and can breathe and feels great against your skin as you strut down the street. Please, just make sure the V is not too low. Please.

Cashmere Sweater

Cashmere wool is made from cashmere goats and although it’s pricey, it’s worth every cent. Neutral colours will match the rest of your closet.

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By Shawn Greyling

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