I Hope your 2021 is going well so far. May you all get what you were wanting to have for a long time and may this year bring tons of happiness in your lives. So today, it’s all about the wardrobe, men’s wardrobe essentials, Gentlemen! And it is going to be a detailed post talking about all the essential wardrobe pieces that a guy must enjoy a really happy and joyful year.
As we are going to talk about clothes in today’s article, I want you to clear one thing first. A man should dress nicely. But his aim must never be anything that involves pride in his own self. Remember that everyone in this entire world is equally badass (32 Steps To Become The Most Badass Bad Boy Ever).
With that being said, I want to mention one more thing here. The list of items that I am about to share with you is a complete wardrobe that can last you for a whole year. But again, you need to master the art of color matching and outfit pieces shifting in order to make the best pairs out of it, to look versatile every single day!
Guys, today we are going to talk about “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials: 52 Items Guys Must Have in 2021”, a topic that I have been wanting to talk about for a long time. But couldn’t find the right time to fire it up. Let’s leave all the discussion behind and hop right into the topic, shall we?
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
The most important and game-changing part of the entire outfit, the super-sexy clothing piece, shoes! The reason I bring up shoes on the first spot is that the shoes are the soul of your dressing sense. To make more sense out of this statement, imagine a dude who just entered the lobby. His shirt is sick, the pants are nicely fitted but, my man is wearing sandals that are worn out.
I am damn sure that 90% of the viewers will be like, “WTH, Why would he wear that”. So, yeah! Shoes have a great impression on your overall vibe. It’s better to think twice before wearing a shoe with an outfit. It must match your outfit (I will explain how later) and should be in good shape too.
These are the shoes that you wear when you have to attend some sort of formal occasion, maybe a marriage or an award ceremony. Its widely suited for office wear and business meetings. What type of shoes to wear with a business suit? Obviously, black or brown Oxfords. These shoes (mostly) have the shine, a fine finish, and a simple and plain look. It goes well with your suits, to amplify the overall look of yours.
I recommend buying 1-2 (1 black and 1 brown Oxford shoes). It’s better to have 1 more of them in a slightly different shade of brown because there are times when you get tired wearing the same old brown colored Oxfords.
These are my favorite among all the boots because they give you an instant rugged feel. You can pair them with jeans, chinos, khakis, and even formal trousers as well. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to match the color of your Chelsea boots properly with your overall outfit.
I recommend you guys to get 2 of them. 1 in black for sure and second color could be anything of your choice. Some people opt for dark brown while others love suede Chelsea boots. I recommend going to those grayish-brown ones because of their versatile nature.
If you don’t have at least 2 pairs of white sneakers then you are missing out on a lot. I haven’t seen any casual shoes affecting the look of your entire wardrobe like white sneakers. They are casual, playful, you can wear them out on a sunny day or even on a rainy day as well. You can easily pair them up with black jeans, blue jeans or even chinos as well, throw on a denim shirt or jacket and damn, you are looking sexy as hell!
I recommend you to get at least 1 plain white sneakers and 1 Van’s style or Stansmith Style ones, with a touch of some other color as well. But please don’t go for edgy ones like yellow or red. They are very hard to pull off. So yeah, a total of 2 or 3 sneakers are enough for a year. But you need to buy good quality ones otherwise, they will wear out real soon.
Athletic Sneakers (Athleisure Shoes):
Kanye West plus Addidas = You know what I am talking about, Right? Nobody was wearing these shoes before but after the collaboration between these two parties, this category of shoes started getting famous.
You can now see every next guy wearing athletic sneakers on a casual basis as well. But it is recommended to wear these with your sweatpants and your gym-based outfit or while you are doing yoga or when you are involved in any kind of sports-based activity
You may buy 3-4 of them because you have to wear them while going to the gym. No need to get expensive ones because at the end of the day it’s just for sports and a gym shoe which you have to change after some time, anyways.
Double Strap Monks:
It is one of my favorite kinds of shoes because you can wear them with formal trousers as well as jeans too. In case you need a pair of shoes for a semi-formal outfit combo, still, double strap Monks will not disappoint you. Pair them up with chinos as well but again, the key here is to match the overall color scheme properly.
2 of them are enough for the whole year. Ok, so you must have one brownish shade and 1, in my opinion, should be slightly edgier because I want you to experience your own taste in color as here as I am the kind of person who loves to experiment with new colors and variations when it comes to shoes.
I have just bought a pair of greenish-black double strap Monks and I am digging them a lot. For you, it might not be greenish ones but you can maybe go for suede ones or any other color that is slightly different from the colors of the usual boot, just to add up a little variety.
Loafers are like chinos when we are talking about jeans. You can get some that have shine and some are suede as well. The main thing that separates them from the rest of the shoes is that You can wear them with your formal trousers as well and if you want to rock them with your distressed denim then still they will not disappoint you at all. They are not as pointed and long as an Oxford plus there is a lot of variation in loafers as compared to any other kinds of shoes.
Gentlemen! I love loafers and I have like 6 of them but I recommend all of you to get at least 4 of them for a whole year. One must be black and for the rest, you can experiment with the styles and designs and the color finishes too.
But always remember, keep your shirts and pants in mind before buying a loafer because if they do not match properly with any of them then you will end in a situation where you love your loafers so much but you can’t wear them because you don’t have any matching clothing item and you don’t know with which color your brand new loafers with match perfectly. Go for subtle ones, the slight shine is fine but too much shiny ones like those of Versace are very hard to pull off.
Sandals, Peshawari Chappal and Khussa
Boy, for all my middle Eastern brothers out there, if you are a lover of shalwar kameez then I recommend you guys to buy sandals, Peshawari chappal, and Khussa as well. You know what I am talking about right? You need to have at least 2 sandals, 2 Peshawari Chappal and 1-2 Khussa (No need to get that Embroidered Khussa unless you have your wedding this year)
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Yoo Mama, How could you not expect pants to not enter in this List of Men’s Wardrobe Essentials? I mean, come on, who are you gonna pair your great pair of boots with? Of course, pants, my friend. But wait, there is a lot more to it.
Who are you gonna pair your loafers with? or what kind of pants are you gonna wear when you are thinking about going to a wedding ceremony? What if you have to go out with your friends and you have to match your Chelsea boots with some pants but what kind of pants will it be? Yeah, it’s a mess to think about but I have a list of pants that a guy must-have. They are like “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials (pants Edition)” and I want you to have each one of them in your wardrobe if you want to be called a stylish dude.
It’s like a 1000% must-have. Ok, so if you wanted me to choose 1 pair of jeans to wear all day every day for a week then I only have to choose 1 option then my ultimate choice would definitely be “a pair of black jeans”. Because of its versatile nature and ability to make anything look good, you can make an unlimited amount of outfit combos with the help of it. You want to go out with friends on a regular day and don’t know what to wear? All black look will work just fine along with loafers or Chelsea boots.
OK, so I had like 3 pairs of black jeans that I have been wearing for like 2 years now and they have got better only. Well, I think by now we all know that the more you wash the jeans, the more you are decrease their life. So it’s better to not wash them often (instead you can throw them in the refrigerator to kill the bacteria and remove the smell). I recommend you guys to get a pair of Like 2 black jeans, 1 of which has to be plain dark black because it is the most versatile one and the other one could have a slight fade or subtle design on it.
Light Wash Denim
We are talking about denim here baby, most specifically light wash denim. Light grey and light blue are my ultimate choices. But remember, you don’t need to go too light because that way you might end up finding it difficult to pair it with other clothing items so as far as the “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” part is concerned, I would recommend you to go with light blue ones and light grey ones because both of these can be paired with variety of polo shirts, white Oxfords, etc and you can easily rock them with loafers, sneakers and Chelsea Boots as well.
I would recommend you to have 2 of them. 1 pair of light wash blue denim jeans and 1 pair of light wash grey jeans. Now for all of those who really want to try “white jeans”, I would recommend you guys to go for it but again, I am not going to include “white jeans” in this list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” because of the edgy nature of white jeans but hey! Who is the judge here? You of course, if you want it then go for it!
Dark Wash Denim
We are talking dark wash jeans here, baby. I would love to enter the chat at this spot because dark wash denim is my go-to jeans, no matter what type of occasion it is. It’s like, whenever I want to look good but I don’t want to spend time matching my outfits to see which color combination looks best, then my ultimate choice always is either a pair of “dark wash blue jeans” or “dark wash grey jeans”. Here I would like to mention one more thing which is, there are a lot of shades of blue/grey and the finish of the denim is also not the same for all the jeans.
So it’s better to buy simple ones with a slightly softer and flexible nature. Do look for the kinda hard finish on the outer part. In the case of colors, My choice is the dark blue color in which you see a denim shirt. Jeans in that color look very good and it’s easy to pull it off with maximum clothing pieces, loafers, Polo shirts or even a plain white/black Oxford shirt as well!
I recommend you guys to get 4 of these, 2 different shades of dark grey denim and 2 different shades of dark blue denim and that’s it for your entire year.
Chinos, my boy! Well personally if you ask me, I have always been not a fan of chinos or cotton pants but I can’t deny the power of chinos and how it makes you look when paired specially with a denim shirt tucked in and Chelsea boots. OMG! You look like a cream cake in the city of cream lovers. And not just denim shirt, if you are planning to meet your in-laws or wanting to attend a kind of formal meeting or just want to go hang out with your friends, chinos is gonna hold your legs on all of these occasions and you are not gonna get disappointed wearing them as well. Pair it with loafers, sneakers to get the best out of it.
I don’t have a single pair of it but I am going to get one soon, maybe next week. I recommend you guys to 2 pairs of chinos, one obviously in that slight dark brownish color and the second one can be the color of your choice. But please keep your rest of the outfit choices in mind before choosing the color because you don’t want to wear chinos when it’s not even matching the rest of your outfit, right? So yeah, “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” has to have chinos in it because of its versatility, comfort and its ability to make you look great.
Are you kidding me? How can I complete the list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” without adding formal pants in it? I mean, no matter how comfortable you find chinos, still, you can’t match it with the class of formal pants and if you get it tailored perfectly with your body proportions then MY GOD! You are gonna become Christian Grey Part 2 (Well, you need not be wearing grey only to become Christian Grey)
I recommend you guys to get at least 3 pairs of formal pants and get them tailored perfectly. Go for 1 black and 1 navy as well. For the third color, you can be playful and choose to have whatever you want to have but again, first, you need to make sure that you are able to pull it off or not. You can wear formal pants with white Oxfords and Of course, black/brown Oxford/dress shoes. Want to pair it with loafers? Go for it.
Do you want some more edgy and impressive look? Put on a plain white/black t-shirt or polo shirt and tuck it in and throw on a sports jacket. Damn! You can rock some sort of sweater plus shirt with these formal pants as well. The choice is yours, but again, it’s better to keep things either formal or semi-formal. Casual outfit pieces usually don’t look good with formal trousers.
Sweat Freaking Pants, Gentlemen! Do you know how much girls like men when they are wearing grey sweatpants? Studies have proved it, my friend, that girls love seeing men wearing sweatpants (including the one you love and want to propose) but HEY! You need to have toned legs to pull off the look. So I recommend you guys to get a gym membership real soon because it is included in the list of 16 Hobbies for Men that Girls Find Most Attractive! (2021 Edition).
You need not wear them everywhere. It’s just for the gym and that casual day to day home wear look only. I recommend you guys to get 4-5 pairs of sweatpants in different colors (Grey being a must).
Black should also be just because you can pair black with any other outfit piece, be it a plain white shirt or a Henly. It looks great with them all! Again, 4-5 sweatpants, grey and black being the most, and the rest of the 3 can be of any color you want.
No, I am not talking about the jeans that have tons of holes in it. Actually the trend of those jeans is almost about to end. I am talking about distressed jeans with a fabric attached inside in such a way that they are distressed but actually don’t disclose your skin. In my opinion, this kind of distressed pair of jeans is more fashionable. You can look good in them along with looking modest as well.
I myself have 2 pair of distressed jeans that I bought the last month ago and I love them way too much since you can pair them with loafers, Chelsea boots, sneakers, and athleisure shoes as well. Talking about shirts, I wouldn’t recommend you to wear this kind of jeans to any formal occasion but if you are going to some sort of party and you are wearing white oxford then you can pair them with a good pair of distressed blue jeans to make a perfect outfit. Add up a nice pair of loafers in the bracket and Damn! You are looking priceless, my friend!
You don’t need to have plenty of these. Just 2 are enough for a year. One should obviously be blue (Pick the shade of your choice) and the other could be of any color of your choice completely. I recommend getting black distressed jeans because due to the versatility of black color plus the edgy nature of those distresses on it. You are gonna be able to make tons of Bomb outfits out of it.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Let’s move on towards the shirts now, shall we? By now, you have a list of jeans and shoes that you need to have in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” it’s the time to add some shirts inside your wardrobe to complete the dressing part. The kind of shirts that I am about to share with you are equally important (some might be a little more important) and all of them are a must-have.
White/Black T-Shirt and More
White/black t-shirt is like the only thing that I can wear for the entire week, that’s how much important a nice pair of black/white T-shirt is for me. Please don’t ask me to choose in between these two because both of these are very dear to me. The classy nature of the white T-shirt and the bad boy vibes that come out of a black T-shirt, ahh! I just can’t choose one among these. Guys, you need to have at least one pair of both of these two T-shirts. I recommend you to go for the crew neck because crew-necks are more versatile and classy as compared to the V-necks.
So, yeah! 1 black T-shirt, 1 white T-shirt and a couple of others too. Maroon is a quite good and attractive color. You might also wanna try out a T-shirt that is of red color because women are so attracted to red color. In-short, get like 5-6 pairs of T-Shirts of different colors (2 being black and white and rest of the 4 of other colors).
White Oxfords and the Blue Dress Shirt!
I am talking about the most classy piece of clothing here, Gentlemen! It’s a great white Oxford. You need to have 1 for the entire year but make sure that you have got it from a high-end store (high end based on the quality, not price) because you can’t get a good white Oxford from every other clothing shop. The second one on the list is a blue dress shirt. I am talking about the light blue colored classy shirt that you can wear with pure white cotton pants or chinos or dark black denim jeans. You can also pair it with a half-sleeved sweater to add more fire to your overall outfit.
I recommend you to get 1 white Oxford and 1 blue dress shirt. Once you have got it, what you gonna wanna do is that you need to get it tailored according to your body dimensions because otherwise you are not gonna get that feel of class and sexiness.
Floral Collared yet Half Sleeves Shirt
So to be very honest I was not a fan of these shirts until I got one and put them on. Boy, the number of compliments I got on that day made me change my mind. As I started making different outfit combinations based on these shirts, I started realizing the importance of floral shirts even more.
But, wait. I am not talking about floral shirts that have flowers drawn on them, No, my friend! Who wears them? Nobody! (at least I don’t). I am talking about half-sleeved shirts with collars that have subtle patterns on them. You can wear them to the beach, pair them up with jeans, put on a jacket, throw on a nice pair of the locket, bracelet, and a ring, Damn! You look great, buddy!
3 of these are enough. They are usually hard to pull off but it’s not impossible to look good while wearing them. All you need is to match the color of patterns and the overall color scheme of your floral shirt with the rest of your outfit and Damn! You might wanna wear formal trousers and a sports jacket. Then put on a Floral shirt in between to add up an edgy yet classy vibe to your overall outfit. Who knows? Choices are limitless!
You don’t know how much I love these. I have a black Polo and I have been wearing it for like 2 years now. Still, I can wear it every single day. Fitting is the key. I recommend you guys to pair them with jeans and chinos to make a perfect outfit along with loafers. You can also put on a nice leather jacket to complete your entire bad boy outfit.
I recommend you guys to get at least 4 of these. Plain ones, that fit nicely on you, are recommended. As far as the color is concerned, Black is a must, grey is also good and why not try out a slightly yellow or the white one? You can pair it with dark wash jeans and loafers to make a perfect 10/10 outfit.
The most badass bad boy shirt on the entire List. I am talking about the denim shirt, Gentlemen.
I want all you guys to have at least 3 of these in their closet of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” Because I am telling you, it’s not easy to look like a bad boy. OK, I agree that you can easily become a bad boy in just 15 days following the tips given 👉🏻 34 Steps to Become the MOST Badass Bad Boy Around (in just 15 Days!) But! it’s almost impossible to look like a bad boy if you don’t have a denim shirt. You can wear it with chinos, jeans, use them as a layering piece on top of a black T-shirt and Damn! you look great, buddy.
I recommend you guys to get 1 dark wash denim shirt, 1 light wash denim shirt, and 1 either dark/light grey denim shirt. So in total, you need 3 denim shirts to look like a bad boy throughout the year 2021.
Sweatshirts are warm. They are comfortable. They are playful and they are a classy clothing piece that you can wear alone or with a coat, sports jacket, suit jacket or a peacoat on top of it, the choices are endless! I have about 5 of these because they are like shirts which you wear in the summer season on a daily basis. When you see winters coming you immediately choose to wear sweatshirts every single day and that looks really good. For that reason I recommend you guys to get at least 5 of these.
As I just said, you need 5 of these in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”. Talking about the color then it could be anything literally. But again, get 1 black must and the rest of the 4 are of your choices. Don’t go with the ones that have lots of patterns on them. Choose to go for plain ones but if you want to show some personality and character by wearing graphics then remember, keep it subtle, keep it classy.
These make you look chocolaty, sexy, classic, and very handsome! I have one in black and I wear it on its own along with jeans and sometimes I pair formal trousers with it as well.
Throw on a nice suit jacket and Boom! You can wear it casually as well with jeans and chinos. Black turtle neck paired with light wash distressed (no skin distressed) denim jeans and loafers = Sexiness 💯
I recommend you guys to get 2 of these. 1 on the black and the second one in the color of your choice. You can go for a brown one or creme colored as well. Off white look great too.
Full/Half Sleeves Sweater
We are talking about sweaters, we are talking about sexy making clothing pieces here Gentlemen! Ok, Do me a favor. Open Pinterest (and if you have opened it then follow your brother there as well 👉🏻 THAT WOW MAN) and see the pictures of men. You will see 3/5 men wearing a full/half sleeves sweater, that’s the power of a sweater! Listen up guys, you can put on a nice pair of shirts and jeans. Add a sexy sweater in the bracket and Damn! (Don’t forget to wear loafers because they are the most versatile of all the shoes).
I recommend you guys to have 3-4 of these. One has to be black (plain) and the rest of the 2-3 in the colors of your choice. And if usually, you wear stuff in the medium then go for a small sweater because it’s better to size down (when comes to sweaters) instead of getting it tailored.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Gentlemen! Have I told you before that belt is something you need to have in multiple numbers because you need to match your shoes with the belt you are wearing or at least you need to match the overall vibe of your outfit with the belt you are wearing?
Otherwise, you won’t be able to look as good as you want? But you know what? There are actually 3 different kinds of belts based on the kind of outfit they go best with. So without any further adieu let’s hop into it and talk about the belts that you need to have in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” especially in 2021!
Dress belts are the most formal of all kinds of belts. They are identified on the basis of their width. 1.5 inches wide they are and they usually are shinier than other kinds of belts. You may want to wear them with dress shoes only. I recommend you guys to get them in 3 colors. 1 in the black, another one in the brown and third one in a tan color (brown tan).
So, yeah! 3 of them. Black, brown, and tan brown. Make sure that you pair them nicely with the dress shoes and the shade of the dress shoes that you are wearing.
Suede belts and patterned belts are the kinds of belts that fit in this category. You can wear them with your casual outfits, maybe you wanna wear them to the party, wearing a white plain shirt, jeans, loafers, and a nice casual belt, Muaaah, great combo, my friend. You can wear a casual belt with chinos, khakis, and jeans as well. Talking about the shoes then you can wear boots, loafers, and sneakers to complete the look.
3 of them are enough for the entire year. One has to be suede and the rest of the 2 you can choose to be the patterned ones.
These are like the chinos of the belts. They have less shine than formal belts and can be wider than them as well. Plus they need not be as simple and decent as the formal belts. They might have a slight texture, the pattern on top of it, subtle designs, etc. These are kinda my favorite and I have them in bulk because I can wear them with both my formal kinda outfits and casual ones as well.
I recommend getting like 3-4 of these for your semi-formal and casual needs. When you are wearing a super casual outfit, put on a semi-formal belt and loafers to add up a little touch of class to your overall look of the day.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Moving towards the jackets now, Gentlemen! Why under God’s sky don’t you focus on the jackets? I mean, they have the power to turn a 5/10 outfit into an easy 8.9/10. The only thing you need to understand is how to match your jacket properly, vibe and the overall color scheme as well, with the outfit you are wearing. Let’s now talk about the jackets/upper wear that you must have in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”
You can wear a bomber jacket with a T-shirt. Maybe pair it with a shirt and throw on some nice dark wash jeans or light wash jeans, depending on the look you want to carry for the day and that’s it. Gentlemen! A bomber jacket can make you look a million bucks worth. It gives you that casual and sporty vibe, kinda “trying not so hard to look sexy but still looking super sexy” kinda vibe and I am sure all of you want that, Right?
1 of these is enough. You can choose to go for the good old black one or the olive green one. I have seen people rocking cream and brown colored as well.
Another one for your “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”, they call it, “Suede Jacket”. Mostly available in the brown or light mustard brown color, looks very sexy. You can pair it with chinos and put on some sneakers, damn! You might also wanna wear it with dress pants too along with double strap Monks matching the color of your suede jacket or Chelsea boots maybe.
Now for all of you wondering the number of suede jackets to purchase for the whole entire year, I would recommend you all to get 1 but make sure that you are buying a good quality jacket because otherwise, it will get distressed soon. Brown or mustard color is the best.
Black Leather Jacket
I could have written “Leather Jacket” as the main heading for this one but my love for the black leather jacket stopped me from doing that. Gentlemen! if you ask me about a single clothing piece that is able to make you look a total badass then you will always hear me saying “Black Leather Jacket”!
Guys, you need to have it in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” because you can wear it with anything, T-shirt, on top of the hoodie, a white T-shirt, Oxfords, flannel shirt, etc And pants including, jeans, formal trousers (wear a black leather jacket with it to make things a little less formal), jeans, distressed jeans (no skin distressed jeans obviously) and chinos as well.
Talking about the shoes then except for the formal ones, you can choose to wear any other kind of shoes (boots, Chelsea, double strap Monks, and sneakers as well).
Just 1 is enough. I recommend going to a motorcycle jacket. It looks really sick!
Just like the denim shirt, a denim jacket is also a classic clothing piece that you can pair with literally a lot of things. Put it on a floral shirt, Oxfords, T-Shirt and wear jeans and chinos with it. Loafers, Chelsea boots, double strap Monks, and sneakers look the best with a denim jacket.
Guys, I recommend you guys to get 3 of these. Because these 3 are gonna last you for at least 3 years (Make sure that you are getting it from a good clothing store like MANGO). As far as the color is concerned then 1 plain black, 1 dark blue and 1 light blue are my ultimate recommendations.
A sports jacket is one of my favorite kinds because of the way it changes your overall appearance, adding a V-Taper effect to your physique making you look muscular and manly. With that being said, another reason why I recommend you to have Sports jackets in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” is that you can wear them with a T-shirt as well as a shirt paired with a sweater too, making it a very versatile clothing piece.
Two of these are good. Make sure that you getting a sports jacket that has shoulder padding. Don’t go too hard with the fabric. It’s great to have one in that greyish brown color and the other one you can choose to have in any color of your choice. Comfy Blue maybe?
Those long buttoned coats like the one Thomas Shelby wore in the Peaky Blinders. Did you love it? Girls love it too when they see a man rocking a sexy peacoat. You can wear it with a turtle neck alone, along with a shirt paired with a waistcoat/sweater, shirt plus sweater plus peacoat, Umaaaah. And if you want to then you can wear it with a sweatshirt as well!
Talking about the jeans then you can pair chinos, jeans, and even formal trousers with it depending on the shirt/upper wear that you are planning to wear with your peacoat. Chelsea boots, double strap Monks, and loafers can go great with it. Avoid wearing sneakers and athletic sneakers with peacoats both of these are just too opposite to each other (peacoats and sneakers).
1 is enough. You can buy the grey one or the brown one, it’s totally up to you. Black one is also a good choice.
Hoodies make you look cool! You can wear them on their own alone as well with jeans/chinos along with sneakers and loafers or you can pair them up with a leather jacket on top of it to make a great bad boy casual outfit which you can wear with black denim jeans and Chelsea boots as well. Ok, so as far as the texture is concerned then it’s better to have a plain hoodie but you might also wanna have one with slight/subtle patterns too because they show up a little character and personality.
2-3 of these are enough. 1 has to be a Plain one and the other two you can have patterned (Make sure that the patterns are subtle and not too loud). As far as the zipper/non-zipper is concerned then I always preferred the hoodies that have a zipper because that’s easy to wear and you can get rid of it super easy as well. But I’ve just bought one without a zipper and in my opinion its more classy than the former one. So yeah, again, it’s totally up to you.
There are basically two different kinds of waistcoats. #1 You wear it with shalwar kameez (For all my middle Eastern Brothers) and #2 You wear it on top of a shirt. For the former one, I recommend you guys to get it tailored properly because you don’t want to look congested by wearing a super tight waistcoat on top of your shalwar kameez. Plus you also don’t want to have a super baggy waistcoat because that looks sloppy as well!
Talking about the second kind of waistcoat now, one that is supposed to be worn with shirts while wearing a suit or when you wanna just add up some formal piece of clothing on top of your regular jeans-shirt outfit. So yeah! The choice is completely yours.
If you love shalwar kameez a lot then your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” can’t be completed without listing waistcoat in it. Purchase at least 3 of these. Ask me then I would recommend you to go for an olive greenish brown colored one, a black one and one in the off white color.
Talking about the second category of waistcoats then I would recommend you to get two at least. One in the black/grey color and another one in the blue navy color (depending on the suit that you have. Black/grey is very versatile, however)
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
There is nothing much to talk about underwear (However I am gonna make an entire post along with a video as well talking about the different kinds of underwear and their benefits). I recommend you guys to have at least 10 pairs of boxer briefs (No boxers, no briefs, its boxer briefs BABY!). Now I know that there is a huge debate going on the internet about boxer briefs and their comparison with the other two kinds of underwears (I will be making a post about it as well, real soon) But for the sake of the list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” I believe that what’s said is enough.
So, yeah! 10 pairs of boxer briefs. I recommend you to go for at least 4 plain ones in different colors (white, black, grey and navy blue) and the rest of the 6 can be of any kind. I recommend you guys to not run away from the ones that have designs on them, patterns. Gentlemen! Your wife is gonna love it, I promise 😉
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Your outfit looks boring? Don’t you worry because If you have these accessories in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials” then you will never end up leaving your house with the same old boring outfit that you don’t want to wear anymore! Accessories make your outfit new, Gentlemen! And the ones that I am about to talk about right now are like a must-have in every stylish man’s wardrobe:
It’s the good old bag that you carry with you everywhere you go. It can store your laptop, charger, hard drive, etc (Little useful stuff). You need to have a backpack that is of good quality because it is going to face the weather with you on a daily basis. I recommend you guys to get a functional backpack of medium size. (Don’t go for the extra big ones and I also don’t recommend the ones that are too small because otherwise, you won’t be able to carry your laptop in it)
Every MAN needs it. Its the bag that you while traveling. You can put inside your clothes (like 3-4 pairs), shoes (1-2 pairs) and some other essential items as well. I have one of these in medium size that I use to carry my gym clothes with me on a daily basis. I definitely recommend you guys to get one of these because a gentleman has to travel in style and he can’t do that if he does not have a weekend bag in his list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”.
Out of all the bags that have ever been designed for a man, I am talking about those medium-sized bags in which you can carry your essential items as well, giving you another benefit that your stuff won’t be rolling around in your pockets.
Yeah! I am talking about stuffed pockets. In short, just by putting on a nice leather man bag not only you are making yourself look expensive but you are also sending out the vibe that you are somebody who knows how to manage his Sh$t. Always remember, “A boy takes off his wallet and mobile from his pocket but a man has both of these in his man bag!”
You need 1 MAN BAG Only that is made out of leather, plain shiny one works best (that good old dark brown colored).
Cross Body Bag
If You open Instagram and check out the profile of any male models who creates content on streetwear, you are gonna find a post or two, for sure, in which he has recommended his followers to Get a “Cross Body Bag”. So initially I was not a fan of this bag but with the passage of time, I realized its importance because first of all, its small and easy to carry. Second of all, it’s super casual so you can wear it on a daily basis. but the only drawback it has is that it does not contain enough space to carry your laptop and stuff. But again, this drawback is what makes it so functional and practical so that you can carry it wherever you want.
I recommend you guys to get at least 2 of these. one in black and the other one in maybe pink or olive green color, it’s totally up to you.
Guys! I want you to be that classic dude who prefers to wear a sexy looking analog watch instead! In my opinion, an analog watch does not have and will never have any competitor because it is something crafted for stylish dudes! A gift for all the handsome, self-caring classically handsome men out there!
I am not saying that you have to Buy Rolex or Titan only. You can buy any budget-friendly watch as well which looks and feels sexy in your hand. Plus, one more thing, according to most of the women, A nice silver watch looks much better than a leather strap watch. Now again I am no one to judge here, I am just stating what statistics say.
Your opinion could be completely different and I respect that. But stop! You need to have one that is sports and a techie one as well for the calorie tracking purpose. No need to get an Apple to watch only. You can choose to buy less expensive ones as well because your goal is not to show off but to track your calories and see all those metrics while walking or playing sports.
So, yeah! 1 analog and classic one and 1 sports watch of your choice.
Rings, Lockets, and Bracelets
Not all of us men were made equally. Some of us were born with genetics of Greek deities and others are just average-looking! So an average looking dude like me must try and experiment with tons of different styles and accessories. Rings and bracelets being one of them! Lately, I have been playing around with silver rings to be specific. But there are plain ones as well in my drawer… Because for some outfits may be just a single plain black ring can do the job! Its all about testing, testing and repeat!…
So it’s all about trying to see what looks better on who. Not to mention, you need to keep experimenting with new kinds of bracelets and lockets plus rings, all the time because you never know which kind of jewelry might look the best on you.
Just like the types and kinds, the same is the case with the number of these accessories. Some dudes like Zayn Malik can pull even 5 bracelets and 4 rings, all in a single hand but most of us can’t rock the sh*t out of them. So we should avoid wearing them as well. And most women like men who put limits over their choices.
Wearing 1-2 rings and 1 nice-looking leather bracelet or maybe silver bracelet can add up a lot to your overall look and can make your overall #ootd super interesting! Yet again, don’t stop trying new things. Coming towards lockets then they need to be subtle, leather strap along with minimal metallic designs with maybe some letter or any kind of minimal design can do the job!
How to Look good with Rings and Lockets on?
Go to the gym! and Build a sexy physique. Because, Hey! If you want to pull off a sexy locket, you need sexy chest because that man cleavage can do wonders. And veiny arms can make the rings and bracelets look 10 times sexier on you! So take care of your daily diet and lift weights on a daily basis… You will see dramatic changes in your overall look and how the clothes look! Your whole being will thank you for this later on!
So yeah, 1-2 rings, 1-2 lockets (leather and steel ones) and 2-3 bracelets are enough for your entire year! But again, don’t go too much loud with things. Subtle and those with some specific meaning are always better than loud and big ones.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
So, Guys! I am about to burst all of your myths regarding socks, Right now, right here. Yeah, what were you saying? Socks aren’t classy? Wearing Socks makes you look third class and cheap? Oh, Come on, Gentlemen! Don’t stay in the grey area of style. I know that there are a lot of men who have just started learning about style and they consider socks as something that a stylish guy should never wear even if it is freezing outside.
You will see them wearing socks. But No! Truth is totally the opposite of it. You guys need to wear socks with almost every kind of outfit/shoes that you are wearing. What? Wearing long socks with sneakers sucks? Don’t worry because I have a list of 4 different kinds of socks (based on their length. I will cover the each and every factor of differentiation, including length, in another article soon) that a guy must have in his “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”
These are the shortest of all kinds of socks (Except the Cloff Insoles. But I don’t consider them a Type of Socks. Forgive me for that) also called Slip-on Socks. You can wear them with sneakers, Chelsea boots, etc (any kind of Shoes actually because nobody is going to see it anyway). These are comfortable and great for casual regular wear.
Get 3-4 of them in any color you want. Ok, one in the black, one in the silver and one in the skin color. OK? Great!
Guys, people can see these socks so you have to be very careful before getting a pair of these because a wise man once said, “Your socks show your personality”. Fuck, Who cares? Just buy what you want to buy. But do make sure that you are wearing these just while jogging or doing any sports based activity. Because you don’t want your ankle socks showing up during your photoshoot. It will be really weird!
Get 3-4 of these too. And as I said earlier, you can buy them in any color you like but make sure that you are not going too loud with the patterns.
These are the socks that you see most men rocking. Crew length socks! A pair of socks that end just at your calf (at the start of it from the bottom). Make sure that you are getting these according to your size because otherwise they are gonna fall down a lot during the day and you will have to get them up again and again and again.
You can wear them with jeans, chinos and Hey! With kinda formal outfit as well. Get 4-5 of these and make sure that you are getting playful ones as well because sometimes you have to show your personality as well and socks are a great way to do so!
Over the Calf
These are the pair of socks that a gentleman must wear when he is about to wear a suit or when he is about to wear his formal trousers in general because you should never be showing your skin when wearing a dress shoe. It looks really unstylish to be very honest. Ok, so they are called Over the Calf Socks because it hugs your calves nice and smooth ending just above your calf (from the bottom). And they don’t fall. As I said earlier as well, you can wear them with any dressier outfit you want to wear them with.
They really keep your legs warm too in winter so it’s better to have like 4-5 pairs of these. Colors, again are of your choice but 1 black over the calf sock is a must.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Scarves are one sexy piece of clothing that a guy must have in his list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”. Don’t ask me why because then I would have to direct you towards Pinterest (Your brother is on Pinterest too. Follow 👉🏻 That WoW Man) Because I want you to see what people are doing these days and even if you don’t want to go there still your boy Nyazi is sitting here trying to research and find out the best fashion stuff for you. Trust me, Guys! Scarves are very sexy! They can add life to a boring outfit in seconds! (I will be writing a detailed article on scarves only but for the sake of this article, a brief paragraph is given below)
You can wear these with coats, simple shirts as well plus with T-shirts too just to give them a new life but make sure that you are color matching properly. You can wrap your scarf over your neck, single fold or just throw it on simply or tie the knot, it’s all up to you… and how you feel like doing it and also depends on the outfit that you are wearing. Try and try again… Because as I say all the time, fashion and style have no boundaries and limitations!
I recommend you guys to have at least 4-5 of these for the entire year. And then pair them with your formal and casual outfit options. Scarves are so powerful and versatile that you can rock them with sneakers as well as loafers and If you want to wear them on a formal outfit (Formal shoes and suit jacket) then you can do so as well!
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
Gentlemen! Now some of you might come at me saying that “Hey Nyazi, Tie is a very formal accessory” but trust me, Guys! I have kinda different believes than most of the style gurus. In my opinion, Tie is just another accessory that you can wear with Oxfords plus sweater plus jeans or maybe flannel on top of distressed jeans (no skin show) and obviously shirts on top of formal trousers as well.
So it’s like as long as you are wearing a collared shirt, in my opinion, you can rock a tie. All you need to take care of is the color scheme of your tie and the rest of your outfit. If both of these matches with each other then nothing can stop you from looking sexy as hell!
4 Ties, Gentlemen. That’s all you need for your entire year of 2021. Don’t get those flashy ones and please don’t go for too narrow or too wide ties. Stay in the middle and prefer plain ties over every other kind of tie.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
So, yeah! You need a hat if you want to look edgier than the rest of the guys out there. Because of, Hey! Not many boys have the confidence to wear hats on casual days. Yes, you will see dudes wearing hats on occasions but when you will say them to wear it on casual days most of them will be Like, “Umm. No, they don’t suit me” Shutup! Who are you trying to make fool off? Everyone knows that you are just afraid of trying. But I don’t want you to be one of them, instead what I want you to do is that I want you to pick 3 hats that I am about to share with you and add them in your list of “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials”.
Fedora Hat is the kind of hat you wear on days when you want to look kinda cow-boyish but you don’t want to go too much edgy. With that being said, these are the kind of hats you see those charming and hot boys wearing on a daily basis who seem to attract everyone around them. Don’t you want to be one of them?
You need just one of these. Maybe in the dark brown color or greyish color but please don’t go with the black one because you don’t want to look like a magician. Do you?
Baker Boy Hat
That Thomas Shelby Hat is what I am talking about. You are not a fan of Peaky Blinder’s? Who cares! Baker Boy hat is a kind of hat that can make you look ultra classy. And you choose to wear it with any formal outfit, maybe chinos or formal trousers paired with a shirt, waistcoat and tie and then you wear a Baker boy hat on top of it, Ohh Damn! You are looking like a classy bureaucrat!
Just 1 of these is enough. Talking about the color then I recommend you guys to get it in that dark greyish color because it can go with a lot of your outfits. Talking about boots then you should wear them with formal shoes and loafers. Because I don’t know how it is gonna look on top of sneakers because no stylish man has ever worn this hat with sneakers or athletic sneakers. So I recommend you guys as well to stay away from this combo.
Yeah, that regular hat you see lots of guys on a regular basis. Throw it on, either flipped or just the way it is, because in both these ways it is gonna look great. Now for all of you who think that it is not gonna look good on you and for that reason, you are afraid of giving it a try then Hey! I want you to get one of these because, for most guys who have big foreheads, this is something that can definitely help you out! (Plus it also helps with bad hair days too).
2 of these. 1 in black and the other one of the colors of your choice. Ok, you can also pick a hat that has the Real Madrid logo printed on it or Warner Bros. Logo printed on it. It’s totally up to you. Because mostly baseball hat is considered to be an accessory that guys use to showcase their personality throw the designs printed on them.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
You need more than 1 pair of sunglasses in your wardrobe. Now I know that some of you believe that “buy 1 pair of expensive sunglasses and that’s enough for 3 years” But No! It isn’t the right way to think about your glasses because you need multiple of them! I mean how can you pick just 1 pair among thousands upon thousands of super sexy pairs of sunglasses? It’s just unfair!
I recommend you guys to buy at least 4 pairs of sunglasses. Don’t buy expensive ones (If the cheap one that you bought gets broken down due to whatever reason, it won’t hurt that much plus you will have more money to spend on sunglasses). Instead, pick 4-5 great sunglasses based on your face shape.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
You need these too. Now I know that you have perfect eyesight, 10/10. But, Guys! It’s 2021 already and you don’t need to have an eyesight problem to buy specs. Get 2 of these, again based on your face shape. Guys, Specs, no doubt have the power to change the look of your face, instantly! So it’s like, if you are wearing specs that suit your face properly then it is gonna take your handsomeness level from a 7/10 to an easy 9/10!
So yeah, get 2 of these. Don’t go for the ones you like, instead pick those that suit best with your face shape.
Men’s Wardrobe Essentials
It is an accessory that every man should have because Guys, let’s be real here. You are gonna see men wearing suits that are tailored perfectly according to their bodies but the only thing that is gonna differentiate you from them is the pocket square that you are carrying in the front pocket of your coat or maybe your shirt as well (Who has made this rule that you can only put in the pocket square in the front pocket of your suit jacket only?)
I recommend you guys to get at least 3 of these (depending on the number of suit combinations you are planning to make). Also, make sure that you buy some shirts that have a front pocket because why not wearing a pocket square with a shirt only? Again, the style has no boundaries. So it’s like a canvas on which you can draw whatever you want to (with just a few restrictions and rules)
With that being said I would like to conclude today’s topic, “Men’s Wardrobe Essentials: 52 Items Guys Must have in 2021” I’ve tried my best to cover each and every Men’s Wardrobe Essentials item in this list. But Hey! Nobody is perfect. In case you think that I have missed something then you can let me know about it in the comments down below. Do make sure that you share this article as much as you can because it motivates me a lot. Thanks 🙂