We’re bringing you the wardrobe cornerstones you must have, especially in this modern day and age.
Shirt – APC Stitch Chambray Shirt – Blue
It can not be stated enough, the shirt is a cornerstone of a man’s wardrobe. The amount of versatility from a chambray or oxford shirt cannot be denied, allowing its wearer to choose a dress down or dress up outfit thanks to the universally applicable styling. With every brand looking to place their individual spin on the timeless design, there are a plethora of options. APC has, as usual, developed a robust offering in their Stitch Chambray shirt, offering Japanese developed fabric, a small rounded collar and slightly oversized mother of pearl buttons for a vintage look. Place a blazer on top or go solo and roll the sleeves, the options are endless.
Crewneck – Ami Sweatshirt – Heather Grey
Begining its life as a sports luxe style, the sweatshirt has evolved into an essential layering item for the modern man. In its grey base colouring, it’s a staple synonymous with streetwear and menswear all around. Champion and Stussy may have established their own essential offerings, but french brand AMI has developed a contemporary creation of a classic crewneck. Introducing a splash of colour with the French tricolour colours to its chest logo and subtly branded rear neckline, it’s still the essential design with modern day embellishments.
Always adopting a less is more attitude are Scandinavian minimalist experts Norse Projects, creating simple foundational pieces that provide the linchpin of the modern man’s wardrobe. The Aros is the standard light chino offered by the brand in a literary of colours, with the khaki bringing the essential colouring for a base trouser. A well-cut pair of Khaki’s lends a smarter facet to the casual vibes, offering a versatile colouring to a range of styles.
A great dependable pair of denim is a mainstay of any man’s attire. It may not be the best idea to jump straight in with any raw or selvedge denim for their maintenance, but that doesn’t mean you can treat yourself to a premium pair of pants! The Grim Tim from Nudie Jeans is a modern revelation, a straight leg with a slight taper in a dry denim that doesn’t bleed blue across your favourite clothes and body but moulds and crafts itself to your legs with every wear (that is if you avoid washing them for 6 months). If this is your first foray into denim, this is your safest bet.
Denim Jacket – Nudie Jeans Jacket Billy Shimmering – Indigo
Unless you want the most stylish Canadian Tuxedo seen this side of the century, you’ll want to diversify your bonds and pick up a jean jacket with a different denim feel. Providing a distressed and vintage style with both character and history is the Nudie Jeans Billy Shimmering in a token indigo offering and 12.5oz rigid denim. Place it under a coat for the winter or utilise it as a light summer jacket. If you need proof for how versatile the denim jacket can be, look no further.
From professionals to leisure seekers, the duffle bag is your friend. Offering a no-nonsense take to the holdall, the Paul Smith take on a duffle bag remains minimalistic in add-ons with flecks of colour to the outer area provided by the cycling stripe. Adept at carrying a laptop, a suit or even just a pack lunch, the Paul Smith duffle bag provides the bare necessities of a duffle bag and then some.
It’s always essential to have a hat as a travelling man, and nothing works an outfit better than a fisherman’s beanie. Paul & Shark have placed their signature anchor design to this dark grey ribbed beanie. This rugged design easily lends itself to statement branding displayed front and centre, or suits being rolled for a tighter look. Pair with the denim jacket for a classic workwear look.
The classic browline Clubmaster is a staple of the Ray Ban brand, bringing the heralded business style of the 50s and 60s to the modern day with tortoiseshell frames, black arms and gold detailing around the edges. having held their own as glasses purveyors for decades, you can trust Ray Ban to keep providing the best styles possible.
Belt – Ralph Lauren Belt – Brown
You know what it is. You know what it does. Don’t scrimp on the accessories, they maketh the man!
Grooming – Baxter of California Travel Kit & Dopp Bag
Don’t get cut short on your travels, whether its miles or minutes. You never know the importance of moisturiser till your old!