The 25 Style Essentials Every Man Needs In His Closet - IMBOLDN
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There are certain items that every man should have in his closet. These style essentials, ranging from suits to sweats, will ensure that, whatever the situation, you’ll have the pieces you need to exude confidence and sophistication.

White Tee

A man needs a study white t-shirt to wear under a variety of clothing. The whole point of the white undershirt is to keep sweat that might stain away from your nice clothing. The Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee is loose and breathable for daily wear.


Classic Jeans

A great pair of jeans should be a no-brainer. You want jeans that you can dress up or down, and will stand the test of time. These Levi 501 Original Fit “fit” this requirement perfectly.


Grey Sweatshirt

Everlane’s The Track Crewneck might be the perfect grey sweatshirt. Made with soft organic cotton, this is the sweatshirt that you’ll want to pull on every weekend to go grab a beer and watch the game with your buddies.


Leather Jacket

A quality leather jacket is an investment piece that you’ll have for the rest of your life with the proper care. Fall in love for life with this Belstaff Gangster 2.0 Leather Jacket with classic biker jacket style.


Classic Fleece

The classic fleece is an outdoor must-have. This Patagonia Men’s Classic Retro-X® Fleece Jacket will keep you warm and toasty wherever you go.


Trench Coat

The humble trench coat is elegant and refined. The Burberry Mid-Length Chelsea Heritage Trench Coat is the one you want to wear over all your best suits and office wear for a professional look that gets you noticed.


White Sneakers

Pristine and clean white kicks are going to work with your downtime looks. The Koio Men’s Capri Triple White Sneakers are a low top style made with real Italian leather.


Puffer Coat

Canada knows cold weather. That’s why the Canada Goose Wyndham Parka is the one to wear on those chilly winter nights.


Hard Wearing Boot

A great pair of boots that can be dressed up or down is a must-have. The Frye Tyler Chelsea Boot is perfection in black leather with a footbed made for comfort.


Navy Suit

Nothing screams success like a perfectly fitting suit. The Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit in Navy is one that you’ll wear with confidence knowing that you’ve made it.


Classic Loafer

A classic loafer that is comfortable and well made will become one of your favorite pairs of work shoes. The Allen Edmonds Randolph Penny Loafer is king, even though you don’t actually have to put a penny in it.


Black Overcoat

The black overcoat is just one of the four or five coats you need in your closet. The Rodd & Gunn Murchison Coat is Italian wool with a peacoat collar style that you’ll get endless use out of.


White Button Down

A staple that never goes out of style is the white button down shirt. With the J. Crew Slim-Fit Bowery Wrinkle-Free Stretch Cotton Shirt you can throw out your iron because this shirt, made with the latest in high technology fabric, just doesn’t need it.


Pocket Square

An old-fashioned accessory that adds just a little bit of extra style to your suit. The King Neat Dot Silk Pocket Square is refined elegance in silk twill.


Classic Sunglasses

Sunglasses do more than just protect your eyes from the sun. Make no mistake, they are the ultimate style statement. Try these Persol 649 Originals in a unique frame that the Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni wore in “Divorce, Italian Style.”


Chore Coat

You may be wondering what exactly a chore coat is. Well, it’s your basic hard wearing worker’s coat that you can do handy tasks in, like this one, the Carhartt Michigan Chore Coat which is made from durable cotton canvas.


Wool Sweater

Shivering is not a good look. That’s why the LL Bean Classic Ragg Wool Sweater, in a crewneck style that comes in four different colors, is an essential. Get one of each.



Jogger is a much cooler word than “sweatpants.” This Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger pants are easy to pull on for weekend wear when you just feel like sitting at home playing video games and eating pizza straight from the delivery box.


Stylish Running Shoe

It’s a good idea to stay in shape and running is one great way to do that. Do it in style with Allbirds Men’s Tree Dashers with breathable material that provide maximum comfort.


Ankle Socks

A few different styles of basic socks are a must-have to buy on a regular basis so that you’ll always have a pair to wear without holes. You’ll love wearing these Bombas Men’s 4 Pack that, as the company calls it, are “the heroes of your sock drawer.”


Fun Socks

Why should ladies have all the fun with entertaining socks that showcase their fun side? Men need cool socks too, like this pair from Hotsox Sushi Cat Sport Crew Socks, which will definitely be a conversation starter.


Jean Jacket

Another key piece of your coat wardrobe is the all-American jean jacket. The Levi Vintage Fit Trucker Jacket is a medium wash that will go with just about anything you wear.


Summer Button Down

Linen is a material that smart gentlemen know to wear in the summer months. The J. Crew Slim Baird McNutt Irish Linen Shirt is cool and polished with just the right amount of gentle creasing for that Ernest Hemingway tooling around the Keys with style look.


Stylish Shorts

Shorts need to not make the person wearing them not look like a big dork. The right pair that hit just a couple of inches above the knee will prevent this faux-pas. Try the Bonobos Stretch Seasonal Shorts made of stretched cotton in a washed chino style.



Sandals can be a tricky look unless you pick the right pair. The Birkenstock Arizona Oiled Leather ones are a classic example that will always be in style and just keep getting better the more you wear them.