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5 Wardrobe Items Worth Investing In
June 19th, 2013StyleSolosso 0 Comments

If your wardrobe is in need of reviving, it’s always better to focus on quality over quantity. Fortunately, in addition to Solosso custom dress shirts there are a few key apparel and accessory items that are essential to every man’s closet. Here are 5 wardrobe items worth investing in that will complement your Solosso shirt that are worth spending a little more money on.

 

Black DSquared2 Tuxedo Blazer

Black DSquared2 Tuxedo Blazer

 

A classic blazer. The right blazer will take you from the boardroom to after hours drinks, and can be worn with a variety of outfits. When it comes to an investment piece blazer, you’re better off opting for a one or two button blazer in a timeless dark color like black, charcoal or navy. Adhere to the classic route and avoid anything overly trendy that is likely to go out of style, such as shoulder pads or overly ornate buttons. Fit is of the utmost importance, so beyond finding a blazer that fits you well off the rack, strongly consider taking your blazer to a tailor to have it nipped and tucked to your exact measurements. Of course, a custom made blazer is always an excellent option as well.

 

Levi's 501 Straight Leg Jeans

Levi’s 501 Straight Leg Jeans

 

The “right” dark jeans. Jeans are considered to be one of the most crucial items in any man’s wardrobe. These days the number of choices for men’s jeans can be almost overwhelming, so it’s important to whittle your options down to a few essential qualifications. For starters, it is far better to buy one pair of great jeans than three pairs of mediocre jeans. Try on a variety of designers to see which brands work best for you and your body. If you’re limited to purchasing one pair, make sure to stick with a straight leg style with a darker wash. If you can branch out to a few styles, consider also integrating a boot cut pair and a dark grey or faded black pair. Avoid any overly distracting design details, such as excessive whiskering or elaborate back pocket embroidery; ideally your jeans will be able to accompany you to semi-professional occasions as well as more casual ones.

 

Cesare Paciotti Calf Leather Belt

Cesare Paciotti Calf Leather Belt

 

A signature belt. Unlike wardrobe staples like a blazer and dark jeans, a signature belt is something that can elude the less inherently fashionable, but also identify men who are confident in their own individual style. While you should still stick with a higher quality material like leather and with more neutral colors like black, tan and dark brown, you can express personality through the buckle as well as smaller design details, like contrast stitching. Pick something that speaks to your own unique tastes, but make sure to err on the more understated side of things.

 

Tungsten and Koa Wood Men's Ring

Tungsten and Koa Wood Men’s Ring

 

Statement jewelry. Like a signature belt, statement jewelry can provide smaller touches of style that add confidence and personality to your look. Most modern men opt for statement jewelry in the form of bracelets, pendant necklaces, cuff links and rings. Fortunately, with statement jewelry you can be a little more adventurous and varied simply because even higher quality items can be made from more affordable materials, as is the case with popular items like stainless steel necklaces, leather bracelets and tungsten rings for men. Of course, it’s always best to stay on the conservative side in the office environment, but some items (like necklaces and bracelets) can be discreetly tucked under your shirt when need be.

 

Fossil Leather Document Bag

Fossil Leather Document Bag

 

The work-to-play carry-all. With few exceptions, grown men should not be seen toting around well-worn backpacks in primary colors. A multi-functional carry-all in a basic masculine shape like a briefcase, messenger bag or tote will help you transport your belongings in serious style. For a day-to-day bag, avoid over sized designs and stick with higher quality materials like leather or canvas.

While you may spend more initially on these five staple items, by choosing classic and well-made wardrobe pieces you will most certainly get your money’s worth of wear out of them.

Tanya Naouri writes articles on men’s fashion for JustMensRings.com.

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