Ten Fashion Investments Every Man Must Own
These are pieces you cannot afford to cheap out on. Having budget versions of these items in your wardrobe will not do- put your money where your style is and invest in these classics.
• Brown leather belt
You probably have a black leather belt as your go-to belt, but brown is actually more versatile. You need a belt with every outfit, whether you’re in jeans or pleated slacks, so you may as well have a fashionable one.
• Cable knit sweater
A stylish cable knit sweater will tide you over for the cooler months. It’s worth getting a good one that will serve you well year after year.
• Sport coat
Sport coats are effortlessly stylish and can be worn with all kinds of outfits, from casual to semi-formal. Start off your collection with a navy sport coat.
A pair of jeans that fits you well will revolutionize your wardrobe. It’s not uncommon for men to splurge on suits, but be unwilling to spend when it comes to casual wear. A pair of Levis is definitely worth your while.
• Trench coat
For when you require something a little heavier than a sport coat, a trench coat will keep the rest of your stylish outfit dry. Buy a good trench coat and you won’t need another for the rest of your life.
A finishing touch for your suit, cufflinks add a little individual flair. A pair of silver (or silver plated) cufflinks in a plain design are all you need to start off your collection.
• Navy or grey suit
You may think it’s best to have a basic black suit, but that’s too boring. Broaden your horizons with navy or grey, which still looks sharp while being a little unexpected.
• Leather wallet
You use your wallet every day, no matter how you’re dressed. You don’t want to be pulling out a beaten-up canvas wallet. A quality leather wallet, in black or brown, is a style essential that will last you years.
• A nice watch
You can tell a lot about a person by what they have on their wrist. A classic timepiece can be worn with any outfit and shows that you are stylish and punctual all at once.
Watches come in a huge range of price points. If you’re on a tight budget, you can get nice looking watches without even venturing into the triple digits. Choose something simple that meets your needs, with a long warranty so you know it will last.
• Black or brown leather brogues
A pair of leather brogues in a neutral color is the single most important thing in your wardrobe. They will get the most wear out of anything you own and can last a lifetime with the right care.
Don’t scoff at spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of shoes; they will pay themselves off over time. Buying new, cheap shoes every year will end up horrendously expensive and your blistered feet will not thank you for it.
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About Natasha Abrahams Natasha Abrahams is a writer and journalism student from Melbourne, Australia. When she is not busy with being a principal writer on Weekendnotes or skipping lectures, she can be found emptying her wallet at the nearest shopping centre. You can read more from Natasha at: http://mensstyleandfashion.com/