6 Wardrobe Basics Every Man Should Have 

We’re here to inform you that there are a few wardrobe basics all men should have. From quality outwear to tailored jeans and a classic white button-up, the six essentials below are not only versatile but stylish. 

Trenchcoat

The first essential item every man should have in their closet? A quality piece of outerwear. Trenchcoats are effortlessly chic and suited to a wide variety of weather. They are also versatile. You can dress them up or down; wear it to work, wear it on a date, or wear it on a casual weekend running errands. When the weather gets too cold for a trenchcoat, we recommend switching to a wool peacoat, another versatile and stylish jacket that also happens to be timeless.

Dress Shoes 

Every man should have a nice pair of dress shoes. Why? Because even if the dress code at your office is casual, there is inevitably going to come a time in your life when dress shoes are required. From job interviews to social events, such as weddings or funerals, black or brown dress shoes are an essential piece of footwear. 

Tailored Jeans

Many people fail to realize the benefits of tailoring, even by the time they’re well into adulthood. Tailoring is the difference between an ill-fitting pair of jeans and a pair of jeans that fits perfectly. And as an adult, the latter is a must. Every man should have a pair of high-quality denim jeans for casual social occasions. For a classic, timeless look, find a pair of straight-leg jeans in a darker wash. Even if you think they fit well, we recommend taking them to a tailor and seeing what they suggest. Chances are they will be able to improve the fit, whether it be the length or width of the pants.

White Button-up Shirt

The white button-up is a classic for a reason – it looks great and it goes with everything. Wear it underneath a suit, with a pair of jeans, or even tucked into a pair of shorts in the summer. There’s no better way to look casually cool than with a simple white button-up. 

Watch 

The ultimate men’s accessory? A watch. Watches instantly make a man look more put-together. And don’t think you have to splurge on a watch to reap the style benefits. Even inexpensive or casual watches will elevate your look. Strap one on, roll up the sleeves of your button-up, put on your tailored jeans and you’ve got yourself a look no one will be able to resist. 

Boxer Briefs 

One last basic all men should have? Underwear. Specifically, boxer briefs. Boxer briefs are the perfect everyday underwear. They’re supportive, comfortable, and they come in all prints and fabrics, meaning you’ll be able to find ones that work for the gym, the boardroom, and the bedroom. Boxer briefs also come in a wide variety of lengths, so whether you’re looking for something that hits mid-thigh or upper thigh, you’ll be able to find it. Shop Malebasics men’s boxer briefs today. 

All you need to know about socks

Traditional and conservative styles used to be very trendy, but in the last 8 years, stripes, fun shapes and bright colours came up and, out of nowhere, important businessmen started to wear colourful socks with their suits. Is it classy?

Fun socks can be elegant too

When it comes to fashion nothing is forbidden. Everyone has their own right to set a style to stand up from others, however, for those who are still interested in fitting into the society, there are some general rules, especially when wearing elegant suits.

If you are not a risk-taker, classics should be your option. No matter where you go, nothing can go wrong with them, but keep in mind that you will be wearing neutral colours at all times. Neutral colours are: black, blue or brown. If you like white, please leave it for the gym. This colour will never be elegant.

When choosing your socks, you must pay attention to the colour of your trousers. Always the socks should match the colour of it, but always have to be darker. For black, grey and blue suits, we recommend you navy socks. Leave the black ones for really elegant occasions.

In case your suit is light coloured, remember that your socks must be darker and, in this case, focus your attention on the colour of the shoes. When thinking about the length, all you need to know is that when you are seated, nobody should be able to see your legs.

Apart from elegant occasions, you don’t need to pay attention to your socks, except when wearing moccasins. Please, do not wear white socks with them!