We have our LBD – we’re rarely without a pair of flats on high-rotation and those earrings you’ve had since 2011 are still getting flogged. But when it comes to men’s fashion, what essentials do our fella’s need in their wardrobe arsenal?
Here are the top five styles to shop for him – that you’ll both love!
Whether the man in your life wears a suit to work or not, off-duty events such as weddings will call for something dapper, without being too done up. The blazer is the first fashion essential he can’t do without. Guys can have a little fun here and choose a blazer that reflects their personality.
Keep the fabric relaxed and easily co-ordinated back with jeans, chinos or Bermuda shorts. However, even though the aesthetic for men here is insouciant, it is anything but scruffy so ensure the fit is A1 across shoulders and cuffs.
ASOS Super Skinny Texture Blazer in Khaki, $136.65, available at ASOS.
AllSaints Kirwin Blazer, approx.
$436 now $218, available at AllSaints.
Even men are getting back to their boyhood basics with a great t-shirt. If white is too washed out for your fashion-loving fella, try a crew neck style in blue, white, grey, black … and repeat. There is no room for error when you stick to these basic shades that can be worked back with a casual suit or board shorts with equal success.
Go for high-quality cotton and turn over your ivory styles regularly once the white soak stops working. Furthermore, if he wants to steal your longer styles, so be it! t-shirts are so gender fluid these days, men and women can wash and wear, style and share all the same styles.
AllSaints Tonic Crew T-Shirt, approx. $47, available at AllSaints.
BONDS Besties Crew Tee,
$24.95 now $15, available at BONDS.
During summer, jeans just don’t cut it. Too heavy; too thick. Chino’s slide into this gap in the wardrobe with ease, offering a lighter full-leg option that can be dressed up or down.
Men’s fashion has come a long way when it comes to the cargo game, so you don’t have to stick with tan another year around, with stone and khaki colours proving big winners. Black, white or sorbet shades are also great options if you’re after something a little more contemporary. Pair back with equally comfortable footwear, such as slides or trainers.
Buck Mason Iron Chino, approx. $184, available at Buck Mason.
Burton Burnt Orange Stretch Skinny Chinos, approx.
$42 now $16, available at Burton.
Poor socks; they’ve been hung out to dry over the past year or so. The fashion pack has left them in the cold, and there seems no sign of them coming back into favour anytime soon. Therefore, the sockless shoe is of utmost importance within the street smart men’s wardrobe.
The boater shoe is always a great choice, but not for everyone, so if you prefer a trainer or loafer, there are always some fun, durable options – in pops of colour or pared back shades – to play with.
Puma Basket Tech Trainers In Blue,
$121.04 now $81.02, available at ASOS.
Florsheim Maluku Casual Sneaker,
$139.95 now $109, available at Florsheim.
We’re not just talking jeans here. Guys are getting into overalls, shirts, and denim jackets at a rate not seen since 1988! We love the risks being taken in the men’s fashion arena with more and more men doubling up on this traditional fabric. All washes are in this season, with a lot of detailing seen – rather than rips and tears – in jean jackets and shorts.
As a general rule, faded washes are fresh for the weekend, and darker denim can dress up a look for any smart/casual occasion, but men can choose their fashion adventure here – with the reassurance that any denim investment will never go out of style.
All washes are in this season, with a lot of detailing seen – rather than rips and tears – in jean jackets and shorts. As a general rule, faded washes are fresh for the weekend, and darker denim can dress up a look for any smart/casual occasion, but men can choose their fashion adventure here – with the reassurance that any denim investment will never go out of style.
Buck Mason Chambray Work Shirt, approx. $197, available at Buck Mason.
ASOS Denim Jacket In Slim Fit In Blue Wash, $69, available at ASOS.
Which styles are surefire sartorial winners for your guy? We’d love to hear about them!