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Gentleman’s Essentials: Looks Every Man Needs In Their Wardrobe

Hi guys, let me introduce you the first guestpost ever on my site! I hope you will enjoy it as much as mines.

I’m all about timeless style. Looks without an expiry date. For a look to make its way into my wardrobe it has to pass the following test… it worked ten years ago, it works now, and it will work ten years from now.

A fitted navy suit, white button up, gray tie and finishing white pocket square fits that bill to a T. This look will never lose its luster and will make you look awesome every time you put it on.

The keys to doing the navy suit (and suiting in general) right are the details. Here is what you should focus on.

  • Thin lapels and a skinny tie: You never want anything wide around your face because it makes everything else appear wider, which is something you don’t want. Let me bust the myth of the association of wide makes you appear more powerful. It doesn’t, it just makes you look more fat. CASE IN POINT.
  • Perfect fit: The areas to look for are the shoulders, where the top button of your blazer buttons, and the amount of extra space you have around your bicep. All these should be snug but not tight. You want to be able to comfortably put your arms in your jacket yet not leave excessive fabric.
  • The length of your blazer’s sleeves: This may feel counter intuitive but your sleeve length should be a bit short. You always want your white button up to show approx. ¾ of an inch below your blazer.
  • Pocket Square: There are so many ways to wear a pocket square but I recommend simple. The straight line fold is understated yet screams class. The other more boisterous folds feel like you’re trying too hard.
  • Pants: You want them to fit you like a fitted pair of jeans. It’s the space in between slim fit and relaxed fit you are looking to find.
  • Shoes: The key with shoes is they are there simply to complement your outfit and not to make a statement. This is why I believe you should avoid wingtips or any other major details. Also avoid a boxy shape.

I call this look, “the confidence booster.” It’s the look that I go to when I’m impressing a client or a date. When you do this look right you will feel like a million dollars, yet, you don’t have to part with a million dollars to get it.

“Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso

​Fitted Navy Suit Blazer: ​with Thin Lapels (Banana​ Republic $450) Click Here

Fitted Navy Suit Pants: no pleats (Banana​ Republic $198) Click Here

Fitted White Dress Shirt: plain with a thin collar (Banana Republic $98) Click Here

Skinny Gray Tie: textured (J Crew $119) Click Here

Tie Bar: silver (TheTieBar.com $15) Click Here

Basic Black Leather Shoe:​ no detailing or wingtip (Banana Republic $149) Click Here

Classic Modern Watch (Mondaine $225) Click Here

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