Menswear – The Essentials For Work & Everything In Between

Menswear trends tend not to change as fast as womenswear trends. This means you will get a lot more millage out of the clothing you buy so it’s definitely worth spending a little more on certain items.

Work

If you work in an environment that requires you wear a suit most days then I would recommend you invest in the following items. A trenchcoat for rainy days, a wool coat for winter months, 3 or 4 perfectly tailored suits , a selection of shirts and stylish ties, brogues in brown and in black and work bag/briefcase .

Reiss Trenchcoat

Reiss Trenchcoat

Richard James (Mr Porter)

Richard James (Mr Porter)

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Canali (Mr Porter)

Reiss

Reiss

Grenson brogues (Mr Porter)

Grenson brogues (Mr Porter)

Reiss bag

Reiss bag

For a more laid back style you can switch the blazer for a cardigan and team with a T. shirt. Roll up the leg of the chino to flash a little bit of ankle and try a white leather converse style shoe.

American Apparel

American Apparel

COS

COS

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Converse  (ASOS)

Converse (ASOS)

Evenings Out

A lot of men come unstuck here. It’s very easy to get it wrong! Forget loud shirts and shiny trousers at all costs. Go for understated and elegant. For a fail safe look try a crisp white shirt, some slim fit dark wash jeans and a blazer. Accessorize with a slim brown belt and shoes.

Reiss

Reiss

COS

COS

Weekends & Days Off

2 or 3 pairs of Jeans. Some of my clients like to find a brand that fits them well and buy 2 of the same and 1 in a different colour or wash. If you find you are in between sizes then go for the slightly smaller pair as jeans stretch a lot with wear. Remember that no fabric ages as well as denim so most jeans will look better with age.

Jean Machine Mr Porter

Jean Machine Mr Porter

Nudie Jeans

Nudie Jeans

Slim leg chinos or cargo pants in stone. Claret is also a good alternative for chinos if stone or navy is a bit too classic for you.

Ted Baker

Ted Baker

Some casual shirts, T Shirts (Long & short sleeve for layering), a cardigan, chunky knit jumper, a sweatshirt and an outdoor jacket.

Reiss

Reiss

COS

COS

American Apparel

American Apparel

Boots & Casual Shoes.

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Last but not least, a stylish pair of sunglasses!

Ray Ban (ASOS)

Ray Ban (ASOS)

The pieces I have selected are key to creating a classic, yet cool signature look. With clever accessorising they can see you from one season into the next. Remember these are the basics to build from.

For more information, take a look at My London Stylists Men’s personal styling options.

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