8 Well-Dressed Men Pick Their One Wardrobe Essential

Oliver Chesire, David Gandy and co on the item they'd be lost without

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Oliver Cheshire – Model

"With life being so fast-paced, there is one wardrobe staple I always rely on: a versatile pair of white trainers. You can wear them on and off duty – with jeans, chinos or a well-fitted suit. A clean pair of Stan Smiths works best."

White leather Stan Smith trainers, £65, by Adidas


Andrew Scott – Actor

"I have a vintage black leather jacket that I bought in Barcelona about ten years ago. I love old leather. It’s going a bit green and the pockets are completely torn but it means I can fit sandwiches in there. Big heavy sandwiches that I don’t have to carry anymore."

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Black leather jacket, £1,100, by John Varvatos


Taron Egerton – Actor

"I can always rely on my trusty blue denim jacket. It’s not the smartest piece I own, but whenever I wear it, I feel like me. You can dress it up or down, and having had it for a few years, I can safely say that it has never gone out of style."

Indigo denim jacket, £595, by Burberry Prorsum


Theo Hutchcraft – Singer

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"If you find a good white shirt, treasure it! No matter how knackered I am, the second I put one on I feel like a prince. It can make a poor man feel rich and a shy man feel untouchable. It’s carried me through more hangovers than aspirin."

White cotton-poplin shirt, £60, by Ben Sherman. Silver cufflinks, £140, by Alice Made This


Douglas Booth – Actor

"Black, slim-fit jeans form the basis of pretty much 80 per cent of my outfits. I wear them all year round, and they can be casual or formal. Sometimes I forego suit trousers for black jeans with smart shoes in the evening. I find them more elegant than blue jeans."

Black denim slim-cut jeans, £390, by Dior Homme


Jason Basmajian – Creative Director, Gieves & Hawkes

"The iconic navy blazer is a standby favourite and one of the most versatile pieces in a man’s wardrobe. You can take it everywhere – cashmere for winter, lightweight wool or linen for summer – and I love to wear mine with a crew neck sweater and dark jeans."

Navy wool-linen blazer, £595, by Gieves & Hawkes


Massimo Nicosia – Head of Design, Pringle of Scotland

"I travel a lot, and a fine gauge sweater is something you can wear when going from a cold climate to a hot one, London to Hong Kong, for example. Then a white T-shirt and a blazer – nothing too formal. I always like things that are easy to pack and can be dry-cleaned easy."

Green merino wool-blend jumper, £650, by Pringle of Scotland


David Gandy – Model

"I know what works for me in terms of fit, colour and style. I don’t follow trends, in many ways I try to be different and individual. The most important accessory is shoes, and Chelsea boots are my favourite. They’re the most versatile thing in my wardrobe."

Black suede Chelsea boots, £475, by David Preston

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