Showing how much of a gentleman you are is partly manifested by your outfit.
Indeed, it was the death of chivalry that paved the way to a redefined gentleman style. From the medieval clothing that mainly accentuates the male arming garments, coats made from a circle, and traditional headwears tied under the chin to a decent gentleman suit, there is no doubt about the progressive transition between medieval and modern men’s fashion.
Today, we talk about the different pieces we usually spot in a modern gentleman’s closet.
As modern gents, you’ve surely accumulated several clothes over the years. Some guys may have their favorite pieces and those that they’d never want to let go. But the question is do you have the right pieces? Or the essentials at least that no outfit should be without?
If your answer’s no, then maybe it’s about time to hoard a stock of your wardrobe pieces, just to make sure. Allow me to break down 10 essential pieces that every modern gent needs ready at all times.
Well-fitted Suit and Slacks
For modern professional gents who normally wear a suit and tie every day, keeping at least two variant colors of well-fitted suits and slacks should be a necessary thing. Of course, two is not a limit. You can keep more than two variations as you please. However, a navy or charcoal suit can take you everywhere you need to go whether it be in the office or a rare night gala. Keep them, just to make sure you’re not missing out on a good base to build a full suite wardrobe for all occasions.
White or Pale Blue Dress Shirt
None of your entire suits will work if you dare to skip a white dress shirt, which acts as the bedrock and foundation of a male’s outfit. Wear a white dress shirt when you need to look clean and pressed. A pale blue dress shirt is a great alternative for less formal occasions and in case your workhorse wardrobe is nearly worn out.
There are two types of winter coats to keep in your closets such as the topcoat and the trench one. A wool topcoat is ideal in the colder months that perfectly go over your suits. If you think wool topcoats are a little too warm, make sure you have a trench coat as a great alternative. A trench coat has a military-inspired design that provides a better option for the rainier months. While there’s a brilliant assortment of colors and print patterns, the camel version is a great choice but navy blue is more versatile.
A Belt that Matches Perfectly
Belts are crucial pieces that tie the whole outfit together. Make sure you keep a range of hues that matches perfectly with your shoes.
Black and Brown Dress Shoes
You can collect other colors and styles later, but for now, focus on keeping a pair of black and brown dress shoes that you can wear everywhere. This way, you become more confident about wearing something that goes with your suits.
An Impressive Watch
Splurging on watches can be a bit controversial since many modern gents are no longer wearing watches, but I guess they should be! A pair of slacks without a belt is no different from a suit without a watch so make sure to complete an impressive outfit with a well-chose, expensive watch.
A Polo Shirt
Here’s a casual option that can give you a smart and clean character even in relaxed days. We all know that T-shirts are the best clothes to wear in some situations that call for comfort but a ubiquitous polo shirt is a way classier than Tees. So, you know the drill! Collect as many polo shirts as you want, especially when you think you’re going to use it more often than not.
Dark Denim Jeans
Modern gents don’t have to a denim head to appreciate the casual aesthetic of dark denim. Denim jeans will have your back in some situations where you need to go out but run out of pants to wear. Either dressed up or down, dark denim jeans can versatilely look great on both formal and less formal occasions. It’s just a matter of how comfortable and confident you are at wearing them.
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