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From simple tailored shirts to comfortable knitwear, find out which must-have, value men’s wardrobe essentials you need that won’t go out of style and make looking good easy.


This is an attempt to show how versatile you can make your clothes with less.

Our last blog discussed the first 5 essential wardrobe items: the navy suit, white button-down shirt, dark denim jeans, classic white t-shirt, and white sneakers. This blog will detail the last 5 must-have pieces.

This really does show you how easy it can be and how effective it can be to have a classic, versatile wardrobe.


A Sweater


Knitwear is great for the cooler months. It can be worn with jeans, pants, and a shirt underneath.

The choice of colour is entirely up to you, but you should keep it neutral. We love a camel sweater, but navy, grey, stone and even lighter hues work too.

While Merino wool is the most popular choice for fabric, cashmere offers a more comfortable and snug fit.

You can easily style a crew neck knit with a modern chino.

and you’ve got an outfit that will take you from Monday at work to casual Friday.


Chino Pants


You will feel confident and comfortable in the perfect pair of chinos.

These are great to dress down any formal wear while also helping you look smart and sophisticated.

You want them to be comfortable. They should fit comfortably around your waist and legs. For a more casual style, roll them up and make the fit a little looser.

Your chinos will be versatile if you stick to a traditional colour like black, navy, or pale beige. Simply pair it with a basic tee and white sneakers and you’re good to go.


Dress Shoe


These shoes are modern and easy to wear. These shoes are a great addition to your workwear wardrobe and a must-have accessory for any formal occasion such as weddings or parties.

The Double Monk is a timeless shoe. They can be worn with a suit or can be used to dress up your jeans.

This is the time to think outside the box and choose something that suits your personal style. The double monk strap is not the only option.

There are many options available: a Brogue, a Chelsea Boot or Oxford Boot, a Derby or Loafer.

Consider the quality of construction and the type of leather. Tan or dark brown (chocolate) are the most versatile colours, and you shouldn’t be afraid to spend a little more on quality.

Shoes are an investment piece. If you choose wisely, they will last for many years.


Colourful Socks


Consider your socks the key difference between you and your suit. A man who prefers to blend in with others will undoubtedly opt for basic black… but a man of bravado won’t be afraid to add colour.

For the brave, fun socks are for you! It’s a way for you to stand out. The norm has been simple black or white socks. You are fashion rebel if you wear colourful socks. It’s a great way to show your personality and style your suit in your own way.


Linen Shirt


A classic linen shirt is the one thing every guy should have in their summer wardrobe.

A stylish, tailored, soft linen shirt is the ideal substitute for polyester and cotton. For a more sophisticated look, choose white or navy.

They are great under a suit and over a tee-shirt with shorts.

Linen, no matter what occasion it is, keeps you cool and fresh on hot summer nights.


How to wear them


Now we are going to detail a few different looks you can create with the 10 items.


Formal Outfit


Here, we suggest you combine the navy suit with a button-up. It is very straightforward: suit and shirt. Done.

You can have any style with any well-constructed formal shoe.

You also have the option to layer with a sweater if it’s colder.


Smart Causal


This look is somewhere in between casual and formal. Pair your white t-shirt with chinos and dress shoes.

If you feel the look needs to be more formal, you can layer the blazer on top. However, you can also opt for the t-shirt (tucked in), the chinos, and the dress shoes.

Or you can go the other way and use the white sneakers to dress down the outfit.


Business Causal


For a business-casual look, we suggest you try the combo of a dress shirt and sweater with dark denim jeans and white sneakers.

This classic look will last you for many occasions, both professional and social.


How Suit Vault Can Help


These essentials will help you build a wardrobe that suits your style.  You might feel nervous about beginning your style journey. Why not book an appointment with us? To begin with, we can help tailor you a custom suit.

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