Men today don’t want to think too much when it comes to what they wear.  A lot of gentleman are adopting a “work uniform” and keep it very simple when getting ready.  A lot of successful men dress this way. Such as Mark Zuckerburg, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, and Dr. Dre.

Let’s talk about building the foundation for a good wardrobe. Whether you are starting a new career, getting out of college, or just looking to update your wardrobe, there are a few fundamentals like suits, shirts, and slacks that you should have. You can always pepper in more pieces on top of these, however, let’s start with the basics.

Let’s talk about building the foundation for a good wardrobe. Whether you are starting a new career, getting out of college, or just looking to update your wardrobe, there are a few fundamentals like suits, shirts, and slacks that you should have. You can always pepper in more pieces on top of these, however, let’s start with the basics.

Every man needs a good blue and white dress shirt. You want decent quality with a good collar and a shirt that is tailored to fit you well. Both of these can be worn all year round and can be worn with slacks or jeans and dressed up with a suit jacket.

Men you need to have at least one suit in your wardrobe. I would suggest you go for a good gray or blue suit, keep it classic and well-tailored with a notched lapel. The key to this suit is not about how much money you spent or the designer brand name inside.  It’s all about how it fits YOU.  This suit needs to be tailored to your frame (your body).  You can gain or lose up to 25 lbs and have this suit tailored to you.  You don’t need to go out and buy a brand new one in 5 years if this still fits.  When deciding on what suit to get, make sure it’s the best quality you can afford and take care of it.  The key to the suit is it’s timeless style (design) and color.  Pick something that is 100% wool and hang it on a nice hanger.  I would stay away from trendy colors, patterns and super slim fit suits.  Well-tailored, sure!  You want to look at this suit and still want to wear it in 5 years.

Every guy needs a good pair of dark dressy jeans. Darker denim is perfect because you can dress it up with a sport coat or dress down with sneakers and a polo. Even though they are jeans you still want to make sure the fit is tailored, and the hem is correct for your inseam.  You want to be able to wear these jeans all 12 months a year and again pick the best quality denim you can afford.   It might take you some time to shop around and find the right brand that fits you.  Be patient.  When you find this right brand and fit, you can keep buying this brand in other washes.

In addition to the jeans you need a good pair of slacks, again I would suggest a good gray or blue. You can dress these up and down just like with the denim, go or casual with a polo shirt to dress them down or just wear a blazer and button up with them. If you want to add another color I suggest a light khaki, this color is perfect for spring or summer.  If you have a pair of slacks in your wardrobe but they don’t fit right, take to a tailor (come see me) to have them altered.

In addition to the jeans you need a good pair of slacks, again I would suggest a good gray or blue. You can dress these up and down just like with the denim, go or casual with a polo shirt to dress them down or just wear a blazer and button up with them. If you want to add another color I suggest a light khaki, this color is perfect for spring or summer.  If you have a pair of slacks in your wardrobe but they don’t fit right, take to a tailor (come see me) to have them altered.

Those are a few tips to get you started on building your wardrobe, if you need help please come visit me at:

Q. Contrary

3188 East Indian School Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

You can even send me an email ([email protected]) with any questions you might have or set up a consultation with me.

Good Luck!!