There’s an increasing interest in catwalk styles for men and as fun as it is to incorporate fashionable pieces into your wardrobe, every man needs some key menswear staples that can be relied upon season after season. Here are 10 items to invest in:
An Urban Jacket
Bomber jackets are stylish and can be worn as your main coat in the milder months or under a top coat in winter. Slim fit styles work particularly well here. Denim jackets also have an important place in your wardrobe. They are great for layering and look effortlessly stylish worn over a simple white T-shirt in summer. A good trench coat is ideal for drizzly British weather and the belt offers a slim, fitted silhouette.
For a preppy urban style choose crew neck knitwear. Buying a neutral shade makes it a versatile addition to your wardrobe. This is a great choice for every season. For more of a street style, the hoodie is still king. For an original fit go for a short body, tight cuffs, and big hood. Choose either classic labels or a niche designer for something a bit different.
A good shirt is going to be the base to many great outfits. The Oxford shirt can be dressed up for a formal occasion or down for an informal feel. The softer collar makes it more casual than a standard stiff collared shirt. This is a versatile and timeless shirt that your wardrobe cannot do without. A flannel shirt is also a very versatile choice. The wide range of check and plaid patterns allow you to add a little colour and variety into your base wardrobe. Flannel shirts can be worn over a basic T-shirt or underneath a jacket or overcoat.
Buying good quality white and navy T-shirts means you will always have a trusty staple in your wardrobe. Go for a crew neck rather than a V and layer it up. If you favour a print then choose something classic that won’t be going out of style anytime soon. Sinners Attire have a great collection.
Jeans are one the most important staples in your wardrobe. Choosing slim fit and dark will keep you on trend throughout the year. Raw, unwashed denim ages naturally and is your best choice for a long term, stylish investment.
Another key item that can be dressed up or down. Slim or straight leg works with a shirt and tie or that classic T-shirt and jacket combo.
This is modern street style trend that looks set to stay. As well as being comfy, athleisure wear can look smart too if you choose a slim and tapered leg. Pair with a tshirt or sweatshirt to complete the look.
White trainers are the classic companion to most things in your wardrobe. They offer subtlety and minimalism, offering the chance for your other clothes to shine. They can happily be worn with a suit, jeans or joggers. Black Derby shoes are smart and modern and look great teamed with denim or formal trousers. For an even dressier option, a monk strap shoe adds a splash of style.
A classy watch can set off an outfit. Choose something simple but contemporary that can work with formal or weekend wear.
For a classic look, the Wayfarer fits the bill. Simplistic and flattering to every face shape, you can’t go wrong. The perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to urban menswear, but with these 10 key pieces, you won’t go far wrong.