The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every man is not particularly long. From simple button-up shirts, to slim cut pants and the one suit you can always rely on – we’ve rounded up the items that no wardrobe should be without.

1. A Classic Crew Jumper

Once relegated to the realm of lazy loungewear, the sweatshirt is in fact a versatile wardrobe necessity. Perfect for styling up on those more casual days, layer over the top of a classic white tee and finish with a pair of light chinos and dress shoe.

Ben Sherman Signature Cotton Knit Crew – BS0059708250

2. Basic Chino

A good alternative to jeans and great if you don’t want to wear suit trousers, a slim chino is ideal for summer or winter. Wear with a shirt, shirt and jacket, t-shirt, t-shirt and bomber- there are many ways to coordinate.

Connor Basic Chino – C15CB101.BLK

2. Simple Tee

A basic, quality white t-shirt is a good throw-on item, will act as a layering foundation in winter and will match with anything you own — from a navy blazer to a chunky jacket.


Bonds Raglan Crew Neck Tee – MB3937

4. Button-up Shirt

There’s very little that won’t go with a button-up shirt. Worn with a suit or for a more casual look, under a crew neck jumper for the weekend or teamed with a pair of slim chinos and a statement belt, this is the most versatile item in your wardrobe.



Ben Sherman Geo Print Shirt – BS00592025

5. Classic Vest

Vests are one of those classic fashion pieces that always manages to fly under the but is a must in all wardrobes. Versatile to wear over a button-up, tee or jumper a vest is perfect to keep warm but active and for any occasion day or night.

RMW Patterson Creek Vest


6. Basic Jean

When chinos won’t do and you want something a little more casual, you can’t go wrong rocking out a denim jean. Plus, pairing jeans with any other clothing other item is super easy.

Levis 516 Jean

7. Everyday Jacket

A simple jacket is essential for everyday and for everywhere. Wear as your main jacket during the warmer months, but slip on under a top coat during winter. For maximum versatility, opt for a simple, slimmer fit in a darker colour.

Ben Sherman Harrington Jacket – BS0047822170


8. Dress Shoe

An indispensable item in any man’s wardrobe, get yourself a pair of minimal dress shoes, and they’ll take you anywhere in life you want to go. Work, attending events or an evening out, a dress shoe is appropriate for all.

Julius Marlow Rottemdam Men’s Dress Shoe


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