The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the 20 basics that should form the foundation of any successful wardrobe.
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There's very little that won't go with a button down shirt. Worn with a suit for a more casual look, under a crew neck jumper at the weekend or teamed with a pair of slim chinos and a statement belt, this is the most versatile item in your wardrobe. Opt for a shirt cut from thick, soft cotton.
An essential workaday item, this. Wear with a beige, grey or navy suit, a tie in a darker shade of blue and wait patiently for your promotion.