MUST HAVES

MUST HAVES | Staples for Every Business Man

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1. A Comfortable Tailored Suit

While the word comfortable might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of a suit, we are here to tell you it should be high on your priority list the next time you need an update. Elastane in the fabric has just enough give to make movement comfortable.

2. Luxe Outerwear & Jackets

A pet hate of ours is hiding a beautifully tailored suit under an old, 'just pulled from the back of your wardrobe' overcoat. It is such a shame! Make sure your outerwear matches the level of sophistication of your tailoring. A classic black trench coat or a navy option is always a great choice.

3. An Arsenal Of Crisp Business Shirts

Once you have ticked the tailored suit box, you must not forget about your business shirt. A versatile collection of plain and patterned shirts can give the impression your wardrobe is vaster than it really is. Pair your navy suit with a bold red and blue check shirt for a Fun Friday look, and maybe switch the shirt for a slim lilac for that important business meeting. Same suit - completely different looks. Fit is an important factor to consider, as it can make or break a really great office look. 

4. Silk Ties

Many men underestimate the power of a really great tie. While small, it is an accessory that can really lift an outfit, as well as adding a little more of a personal touch. Our advice is to start with some basic block colours like burgundy and navy, then slowly add some stripes or polka dots to liven up your look. Quality is really important - you don’t want to detract from your lux Italian suit with a cheap looking, or feeling tie. Finish off the look with a tie bar and you’re ready for work.

5. A Statement Watch

While a Rolex is on the top of every businessman's wish list, it doesn't mean you shouldn't treat yourself to a well-made watch while you work your way to the top. There are a variety of watch brands such as Daniel Wellington, Tissot and Casio to expand your collection.

6. A Versatile Winter Scarf

Wool scarves are another one of those 'forget about me until you need me' pieces. Investing in a quality, versatile scarf will not only last you a life time, but will ensure it doesn't detract from your overall look. We love navy or black for an understated addition to your wardrobe.

7. A Luxe Leather Bag

You should never have to sacrifice practicality for style. Opt for a black or dark brown colour, either in a messenger style with a long shoulder strap, briefcase for plenty of compartment space or the hold-all overnighter.

8. Patterned Socks

The key to success is all in the details, and socks are a detail that is easy to get right. Opt for a good quality black or navy pair for every day, and a pair of patterned socks to poke out from under your hem when you want to make a little more of a statement.

9. Statement Dress Shoes

If you ever wanted to gauge a man's attention to detail, look at his shoes. Are they polished and taken care of, or are they scuffed and worn? Make sure your shoes are never an after-thought, but rather add an extra edge to your work wardrobe. Our advice? Start with a staple collection of lace ups in black and tan, then add more unique pairs like monk-straps or boots, or pops of chocolate or burgundy.

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