4 Things Every Man Should Have in His Closet

Although most of us would love to have a closet filled with elegant clothes, few of us have the budget to own all our favorite looks. But with these four timeless, classic wardrobe pieces, it's possible to create a variety of outfits without breaking the bank.

A White Designer Button-Down Shirt 



This piece is essential for a wardrobe, as it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Ideally, the best shirt should be a light color (such as ivory, light blue, pink, or lavender), but white is also suitable. If it has any sort of pattern, it should be subtle tone-on-tone vertical stripes, and this is a wardrobe piece to splurge on. Designer shirts for men are usually tailored to best fit your figure, and they look great with or without a jacket. For casual wear, a designer button-down shirt can be paired with a nice pair of dark jeans and the sleeves rolled up, but it looks equally fabulous under a suit jacket for a professional or formal look.
 

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A high-quality undershirt

 



Because this garment is often invisible, some men will neglect it, but a high-quality undershirt is essential for presenting a polished look. The undershirt should be tailored to your shirt, so you don't want to wear a tank top with an light-colored button-down shirt. The best undershirts aren't sleeveless, but have a small sleeve on them; this helps to protect your more expensive designer shirt from armpit stains and ring-around-the-collar.

A pair of dark brown slacks



Men who are creative and stylish need a pair of dark brown slacks. Like the light-colored designer shirt, these can be dressed up or down and worn with almost anything. The standard black slacks that are so popular tend to be too formal for more casual settings, and they don't look right with less formal shirts. For more formal activities, a brown sport coat can top the look off, but these slacks also look great with a less formal jacket or without a jacket. They shouldn't have a high sheen to them, but avoid denim or heavy twill, as it always looks too casual.

A pair of dark jeans



Every man needs a pair of comfortable jeans, but not every man looks good in stonewashed denim. Dark blue jeans are less sloppy-looking than lighter washes, but the most essential part of choosing your jeans is fit. Skinny jeans or pencil jeans don't look good on most men, but a straight leg or trouser cut will provide extra comfort and a more attractive look.


Nate Gee
Nate Gee

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3 Responses

Timothy Smith
Timothy Smith

December 27, 2014

Love this about time people paid attention to what men like female take up half of our closest space

Nate
Nate

December 26, 2014

Hey Lamont, we specialize in tailored fit dress shirts. Aside from a white button-down shirt, we also recommend light blue, micro-patterns/plaid, neutral colors like gray and black to maximize combinations.

LaMont McBride
LaMont McBride

December 26, 2014

I have everything on the list…what’s next

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AU NOIR MEN'S SHIRTS (In)

AMERICAN SLIM FIT XS (1) S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7) 4XL (8) 5XL (9)
1/2 CHEST (A) 19.7 20.9 22.1 22.8 24 25.2 26.4 27.5 28.7
SLEEVE FROM SHOULDER (E) 25 25.4 25.8 26.2 26.6 27 27.4 27.8 28.1
NECK 14.2 14.9 15.7 16.5 17.3 18.1 18.9 19.7 20.5
Max weight / Typical height 135lbs / 5'5" 155lbs / 5'6" 170lbs / 5'8" 185lbs / 5'10" 195lbs / 6" 210lbs / 6'1" 240lbs / 6'2" 270lbs / 6'3 300lbs / 6'3

 

AUTOCRATIC VOGUE ITALY (In)

AMERICAN SLIM FIT S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7) 4XL (8)
1/2 CHEST (A) 21 22.2 23.4 24.6 25.8 27 28
SLEEVE FROM SHOULDER (E) 24.4 24.8 25.2 25.6 26 26.4 26.8
NECK 14.5 - 15 15.5 - 16 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 17.5 - 18 18.5 - 19 19 - 19.5
Max weight / Typical height 155lbs / 5'6" 170lbs / 5'8" 185lbs / 5'10" 195lbs / 6" 210lbs / 6'1" 240lbs / 6'2" 270lbs / 6'3

 

BERTIGO MEN'S SHIRTS (In)

AMERICAN SLIM FIT S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7) 4XL (8)
1/2 CHEST (A) 21.1 22.2 23.3 24.5 25.6 26.6 27.6
1/2 WAIST (B) 19.1 20.25 21.4 22.5 23.6 24.6 25.62
SLEEVE FROM SHOULDER (E) 24.5 24.8 25.2 25.6 26 26.3 26.7
NECK 14.8 15.6 16.3 17.1 17.8 18.6 19.3
Max weight / Typical height 155lbs / 5'7" 175lbs / 5'8" 195lbs / 5'9" 210lbs / 5'11" 235lbs / 6'0" 270lbs / 6'1" 300lbs / 6'2"

 

FRANCK MICHEL SHIRTS (In)

EUROPEAN SLIM FIT S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7)
1/2 CHEST (A) 20 21 21.5 22.25 23.5 24.5
1/2 WAIST (B) 19 20 20.5 21 22 23.5
BODY LENGHT (C) 24.5 25 25.5 26 27.5 28
SLEEVE LENGTH 32 32.5 33.5 33.5 34.5 35
NECK 14.5 15.3 16.1 16.9 17.7 18.5
>> US Equivalent XS S S/M M/L L XL
Max weight / Typical height 145lbs / 5'7" 165lbs / 5'10" 185lbs / 6'0" 198 lbs / 6'1" 205lbs / 6'2" 215lbs / 6'3"

  

MACEOO SHIRTS (In)

AMERICAN SLIM FIT S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7) 4XL (8)
1/2 CHEST (A)
21 22 23 24 25.5 26.5 28.5
SLEEVES FROM SHOULDER (E) 24.5 25 25.5 26 26.5 27
NECK 15 - 15.5 15.5 - 16 16 - 16.5 17 - 18 18 - 18.5 19 19 - 19.5
Max weight / Typical height 155lbs / 5'7" 175lbs / 5'8" 195lbs / 5'9" 210lbs / 5'11" 235lbs / 6'0" 270lbs / 6'1" 300lbs/6'2"

 

STONE ROSE SHIRTS (In)

American slim fit XS (1) S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7)
1/2 CHEST (A)
20 1/4 21 1/4 22 1/4 23 1/4 24 1/2 26 27 1/2
SLEEVE LENGTH (D+E)
34 3/4 35 1/4 35 3/4 36 1/4 36 1/4 37 1/4 37 3/4
NECK 15 15 1/2 16 16 3/4 17 1/2 18 1/4 19
Max weight / Typical height 145lbs / 5'6" 155lbs / 5'7" 175lbs / 5'8" 195lbs / 5'9" 210lbs / 5'11" 235lbs / 6'0" 270lbs / 6'1"

 

VIA UOMO SHIRTS (In)

AMERICAN SLIM FIT S (2) M (3) L (4) XL (5) 2XL (6) 3XL (7) 4XL (8) 5XL (9)
1/2 CHEST (A) 21.5 22.5 23.5 24.8 26 26.8 27.5 28.8
1/2 WAIST (B) 19.3 20.5 21.6 22.8 24 25.2 26.4 27.5
BODY LENGTH (C) 26.7 27 28 28.3 28.3 28.3 28.8 28.8
SHOULDER (D) 6.5 6.7 7.1 7.5 7.7 7.9 8.3 8.5
SLEEVE FROM SHOULDER (E) 24.4 24.8 25.2 25.6 26 26.4 26.8 27.2
Max weight / Typical height 155lbs / 5'7" 175lbs / 5'8" 195lbs / 5'9" 210lbs / 5'11" 235lbs / 6'0" 270lbs / 6'1" 300lbs / 6'2" 330lbs / 6'3"