A Guide to Buying Men’s Clothing
Whatever your choice of outfit, remember two things;
- Make sure it fits the occasion
- Make sure it fits well and you are comfortable
Men’s clothing falls into 5 basic categories,
- Business – Business casual
Business – Business Casual
The corporate image calls for a sharp dressed man – a nice suit, tailored shirts and fashionable ties. Even for those who are business casual, dress pants as well as casual tailored shirts work well.
A well-dressed man’s wardrobe should include:
- 5-7 dress shirts (solid color)
- 3-4 tailored shirts (flannel, twill, etc)
- 2-3 suites
- Ties (the more the merrier)
- 3-4 pairs of slacks (khaki, cotton twill, etc.)
- 1-2 sports jackets
- and 1 overcoat
By choosing your wardrobe carefully, you will be able to mix and match your business casual wear as well as look striking on your “corporate” days.
Athletic wear should be some of the loosest and most comfortable clothing in your wardrobe. With a couple of pairs of sweat pants or nylon athletic pants and some t-shirts,you should have all you need for your workouts. Invest in outfits that will wick away moisture.
To top it off, a fleece or cotton jacket made will help cool you down from that workout.
Casual & Comfy
Nothing makes you feel better than coming home from work and jumping into your favourite worn jeans and an oversized t-shirt to lounge in. Or maybe you prefer something that looks great for dinner with family and friends. Either way, stock up on some simple items, such as:
- polo shirts
- khaki pants
Men’s Jackets & Coats
Wool is the perfect material to warm you up on those chilly days. Today’s styles in men’s jackets and coats come in camel hair, alpaca, angora, mohair, cashmere and down-filled.
Leather is another exceptional choice; it is durable with a classy look. Trench coats and pea coats never go out of style and can be worn with business attire, jeans and slacks.
For Formal Occasions
Weddings, graduations, business dinners and other special occasions call for a tux or other fine. Some of the best fabrics include gabardine, worsted wool, and linen, all natural fibers. Your formal wardrobe should include French cuff formal shirts, bow-ties,vests and cummerbunds to clinch your ensemble. With proper care, your formals will serve you well.