While we’re all for keeping our house in order when it comes to maintaining a fresh, relevant look, we’re also big advocators for slow fashion. As the big brands continue to work out a sustainable ethos, we feel that there’s something you can do right now.
You see, there’s a chance that your wardrobe needs a touch of streamlining, but that’s ok, because it’s not too hard to make some changes. Just a glance in though the annals of fashion will tell you that there are certain items that will never look anything less that stylish. Go-with-anything basics that will look as good now as they did 20 years go.
The white tee
This should be the staple of all men’s wardrobes. It’s worth spending a little extra here for decent quality, like this fitted tee made with recycled cotton. Word of advice: once you find the perfect fit – stock up. This doesn’t happen every day.
Marcel 200 recycled-cotton t-shirt, $65, Jeanerica Jeans & Co. at Matches Fashion
Let’s keep this simple: it’s literally impossible to look anything but mighty in a pair of Wayfers. OK, so brands such as Persol might have an edge in credibility right now, but Ray-Ban is the OG (original glasses).
Wayfarer sunglasses, $158, Ray-Ban at Ounass
Everyone from Rocky Balboa to John McClane have rocked marl grey in moments of do or die greatness – and they both looked pretty good doing it. Wear with jeans, track pants, tailored shorts… doesn’t matter. Still looks good. If you live in the Middle East, then the heat will be against you here – but buy one anyway.
Fayze logo-print cotton sweatshirt, $185, Acne Studios at Matches Fashion
White sneakers can elevate a look if wearing with denim, and soften one if wearing with a suit. Keep them box fresh as long as you can, and opt for something like these Common Projects over the now ubiquitous Stan Smiths – because you don’t need to be rocking the same sneakers as your mum right now.
Low-top sneakers, $358, Common Projects at Matches Fashion
There are just a few rules when purchasing a denim jacket as far as we’re concerned and they can all be housed under the note: go classic. While there are a multitude of options in size, fit and style, your aim should be nothing too shouty. Mid-blue denim, no tears or frays in a nicely fitted size. Congratulations: your jacket game is now sorted for the foreseeable future.
Denim jacket, $352, AMI at Matches Fashion