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Top 5 Essential Clothing Items for Men

For men it is all about essentials. When a simple t-shirt or comfortable sweater fits good, it can really make a guy  stand out from the crowd. There are a  large variety of men’s clothing types available online and in store. But sometimes knowing what top pieces are vital to your fashion sense and closet is key.

Every stylish wardrobe needs a base of items that help give it depth and character. These are versatile items that can go with pretty much anything. So here are a few of the basic items anyone should have as part of their basic clothing.

The Suit

Every man needs “The Suit.” Why? It is a MUST for business meetings, corporate events, social gatherings or that romantic evening. More so, nowadays it is vital to have a tailored suit that forms your body. Interchangeably,  the jacket can be used over a shirt with jean, making it a great combination for laid back get togethers or a quick happy hour after work.

Dark Denim

Dark jeans are the essential black pants of the denim world. Why? They are wearable to work or in the evening, they look sleek and yet appropriate for any occasion. You should make sure your dark jeans fit appropriately- and quite often a straight leg or tapered fit are the most stylish for men at the moment. The best part of dark denim, once you have this part of your outfit sorted, you are able to simply add a basic white shirt and jacket, and never feel under dressed.

The White Shirt

The White Shirt can come in a variety of ways and each is important to own. The first white shirt category is the basic v-neck, crew neck and tank top. These make great under shirts or can be paired under a denim or leather jacket. The next essential white shirt essentials are  the forever timeless  button down in both short sleeve and long sleeve.  Purchasing this item might cost more than the other items on your list. The quality and comfort of this items relies in the texture and design of this item. Since it is a traditional item, it can be worn with a smart tuxedo for a formal occasion, dressed down casual with jeans or with a jacket or dressed to impress with a tie for a business meeting. Just make sure the shirt is clean and well ironed!

V- Neck Sweater

Ahhh, the V-neck sweater. This is the piece that is great for the office, a rainy day, both chilly spring mornings, lazy summer evenings or layered with your basic white t-shirt and a jacket during the winter.   A fine quality v-neck sweater can be made of wool and cashmere, making it relatively durable and well fitted. You can wear this type of sweater on its own, or with a shirt underneath, either way, looking very fashionable!


A man’s wardrobe cannot be complete without the addition of a casual hoodie.  Whether it is a zipped or unzipped hoodie, it can be a great article of clothing when it comes to looking good. Depending on your preferences, age and taste it will depend whether you would prefer to opt for a plain colored hoodie or a “busy” hoodie (with print or design). The best thing about having a relaxed fit hoodie for anytime? It is great for a brisk walk, quick coffee stop or a late night dinner date.

Hopefully by reading this article, you have got a few ideas of how to spruce up your clothing style, with a few basic items that can easily be layered with other garments depending on your preferences and the occasion you are dressing for.


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