While growing up, I didn’t really have a role model to whom I could go and ask for fashion advice. Pretty much all the TV shows and publications were targeted towards women and for us men there was nothing left than to wear the classic jeans-and-t-shirt combo over and over again, for almost every occasion. This is why when I finally grew up and started making my own money I didn’t really know what to buy and how to make myself look better through clothes. If you are in the same position today, I am here to help. If I could go back in time, these are three items I would tell my 20 year old me to invest in for a high-quality wardrobe:
I’ve often heard from my female friends that being a woman is expensive, but it wasn’t until my late 20s when I finally understood what they mean when I started getting invited to my friends’ weddings and ceremonies. Can you imagine how much money it takes to buy a new outfit for every formal occasion? For us men it is much easier, and this is exactly why I recommend getting a classic black suit that will serve you for many years and official events. Spend as much time as you need to find the perfect one, pay attention to the quality of the fabric and the buttons, and most importantly make sure it fits you perfectly. If you want it to be extra fancy, I sincerely recommend going to a tailor and having your suit custom made or get a tuxedo with satin details that will make you look even more sophisticated.
A sweater is a must in any gentleman’s wardrobe, no matter the age or profession. It is a timeless classic that can be worn both by schoolboys and men who are deep in their 70s. A high-quality knit sweater, especially one with a simple design such as the cable knit Irish sweater can have a lifespan of several decades if you take care of it correctly. What makes it so great is that a knit Irish sweater is made of 100% wool, which helps your body regulate its temperature so that you don’t have to worry about being cold even during the most freezing winter nights. By getting yourself a knit woolen sweater, you are making an investment not only in your looks, but also your comfort. If you are looking to buy an Irish sweater for men for yourself have a look at these sweaters. Plus, it is stylish and versatile, so you can wear it pretty much anywhere no matter the occasion.
A leather bag is an absolute necessity in your wardrobe, especially if you have a corporate job. Be it a classic diplomat or a backpack with a modern design, this accessory is a key element of your everyday outfits. What makes leather so great is not only the fact that it is one of the most long-lasting materials that you can incorporate into your wardrobe, but also that it truly ages like wine and sometimes old or thrifted leather goods look even better than new ones. Although black is the classiest and easiest to style color, brown leather bags are surprisingly much more popular. Choose one that has enough space to fit in your laptop, all the necessary files, and maybe even a lunchbox. If you learn how to take care of it, such an accessory can easily have a lifespan of even more than a decade.