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Understanding men's fashion is what separates an average man from an alpha male. However, before getting into the world of men's fashion you need to have the basic essentials. So below is a list of the best essentials every guy needs to start the perfect wardrobe.
A Good Fitting Pair of Black Jeans
Black jeans are hands down the most versatile and essential piece for any man's wardrobe. A pair of black jeans can be paired with (almost) any shirt and shoes. The jeans should be a good slim fit. The jeans should fit snug on the thighs and tailored down to the ankle. If you can see your calf muscles, the jeans are too tight. Great places to get these are from American Eagle, Hollister, Pacsun, H&M, Etc...
A Plain White Tee Shirt
A white shirt is essential for any man's wardrobe because of how versatile it is. You can wear a plain white tee by itself or layer it with other clothes. Either way, a plain white tee is a must have for every man. The tee shirt should be good fitting, not too tight, and not too loose. The most affordable places to find a good fitting plain white tee is Uniqlo and H&M. Also, pro tip, look for slim fit shirts to avoid taking to a tailor.
Accessories For Men
Men's accessories is what can turn a boring plain outfit into an elevated outfit that stands out from the crowd. The best accessories include watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. For watches, you don't have to drop a ton of money on one piece, you can look for more affordable options like Vincero, Mvmt, Timex, and more. Men's rings are a great way to stand out with almost no effort. It is no secret that women love masculine hands so putting a ring on makes hands look more masculine. For necklaces, go for basic jewelry rather than flashy chains to avoid looking like a jerk. Finally for bracelets, get simple leather pieces that are subtle and lowkey.
White Canvas Sneaker
For many people, shoes are considered the most important part of an outfit. So a great way start off a shoe collection is a pair of white canvas or leather sneakers. The reason for this, is because the color white goes perfect with literally every other color. Plus the leather or canvas sneaker is the perfect minimal look. You can either pick up a cheap pair from Asos or H&M, or get a good quality pair from New Republic for a 90 dollar price tag.
During these hotter times it is obvious why wearing pants could be pretty uncomfortable. So a great alternative would be wearing shorts. However, there are many options for shorts, the one I recommend the most are chino shorts. Chino shorts not only look great, but they are very light weight and breathable. There are also many different colors, my favorite colors for chino shorts are black, navy, khaki, and grey. These colors look great and are easy to pair with. Great places to pick chino shorts are J. Crew, H&M, Hollister, and more.
When the weather starts to become cooler, a great look to rock are chinos. Chinos look better than regular jeans because they are something different than what most people wear. You can dress chinos up or down depending on the occasion. I recommend getting them in a slim or skinny fit depending on your preference. Places that sell amazing chinos are Hollister, J. Crew, Uniqlo, and more. Amazing colors for chinos are navy, khaki, black, and grey. However, the fun thing about chinos are you can mix up the color and wear something more bold. This does take some confidence.