• There a few classic must-have items to make a closet complete.
  • Always have dark, fitted jeans, black and brown lace-up boots and slim t-shirts.
  • Keep fresh sneakers, henleys and dress shirts stocked as well.

It’s not hard to dress well. To dress like a model at New York Fashion Week? Yeah, liiitttle bit more complex. But if you’re trying to look good for a date, work function, or friend’s birthday, there are some classic items of clothing you can always wear no matter your size or body type. Even if you know nothing about fashion, others will think you actually know a thing or two. With that said, here are 6 classic articles of clothing every man should have in his closet.


You don’t want any light, stonewashed mom jeans. Those can be hit or miss and you have to really know what you’re doing with your outfit in order to make that work. What you want are dark blue or black jeans. Don’t go extra skinny. In contrast, you don’t want baggy. They should hug you in the right places and be able to stay on comfortably without a belt. (Still, you should always be wearing a belt!)

Paige Federal Slim Straight Leg Jeans


I’m not talking crazy combat boots here. You don’t want to look like you’re about to go mountain climbing. But you do want boots that lace up slightly past your ankle. Boots will forever be timeless. And above all, will always be sexy. They’re always multi-purpose and good for pretty much every function besides a pool party.

Cap Toe Weatherproof Boot


Again, not too loose and not too tight (but you do want the slim fit). The ones I wear are from Ralph Lauren. I get them on Amazon. Three cost less than $40, so you really have no excuse not to buy them. Always make sure to have at least two black and two white ones in your wardrobe. Still, it’s also nice to have a few colors that you like. (Pro tip: If you have blue, green, or gray eyes, find shirts that are the same color.)  

Polo Black Tee



Sometimes, you’re not in the mood to wear boots. Or you’re going on a casual walk around the park with the girl you have a crush on. If that’s the case, you want to have sneakers. Lucky for you, there are quite literally thousands of cool sneakers out there you can pick from. Now I’m not talking work out or running shoes. Don’t go on your date wearing a pair of New Balances.  Find a pair that are comfortable. They can be as colorful as you want them to be. They always look good. When in doubt, go with Nike. You can’t wrong with them.

Gucci Sneakers


Henleys looks good on every single guy. Make sure they have a few buttons at the top. It’s the perfect combination of casual and sexy. Short and long sleeve options both look great.

Jetsetter Henley Tee


And above all, you have to have a dress shirt. You can never go wrong with a blue dress shirt. They work with almost anything. It’s tough to describe what dress shirt would fit you given I don’t know your body size, but hey, just don’t be lazy about it. Go into an actual store and have them help you find something that’s good for your body type. This sadly won’t be something you can buy online.  

Proper Cloth Dress Shirt

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