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Create your Ideal Wardrobe

Published on 11th April 2017

A gentleman’s wardrobe is the modern day equivalent of his armoury. A well-equipped wardrobe will serve you well and help you deal with almost any situation. ….so is it about time that you checked what is in yours?


Creating the perfect wardrobe is far from an exact science, what you wear for work, your personal taste and budget all play a factor in creating the wardrobe that works for you! We have however listed some golden rules that every Gentleman should adhere to.


1. Get rid of anything you haven’t worn in 12 months – If you haven’t worn it all year then trust us you no longer like it and are very unlikely to wear it again. We are often tempted to keep things we used to like by convincing ourselves we still look good in it but in reality your favourite shirt from Uni is unlikely to still look as great as you approach your mid 20’s.


2. Cover the basics – There are certain items that we believe every Gentleman should have in his Closet:


  • Black Dinner Suit
  • Navy suit
  • White dress shirt
  • Blue oxford shirt
  • Navy Jumper
  • Light colour chinos
  • Dark Denim Jeans
  • White T- Shirt
  • Black dress shoes
  • White trainers
  • Gym Gear

The above list is by no means comprehensive but it is a good start and from the above items you can create a range of looks from relaxed casual all the way to black tie meaning no matter the occasion you will have a suitable outfit.


3. Keep things organised – Your wardrobe should be a stress and clutter free environment. Get into good habits and organise your clothing so that everything has a place. This will not only keep your clothes in good condition as opposed to stuffing them in but it will allow you to see exactly what you have and help you in making good and quick decisions on pairing items.


4. Sweat the small stuff – The small details such as socks and underwear often take a back seat in terms of the importance we place on them. This however is a mistake, be sure to throw anything that is past its best and invest in quality.


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