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Partnered Story April, 9 2014

Making a Case for Basics | 10 Staples No Guy Should be Without

Presented By Dockers.

Every man’s closet is in need of essential basics and there is no better time to review those items than now. With the winter in full swing and dreams of warm weather just over the horizon, we take this moment to review 10 essentials that belong in your wardrobe. From a proper pair of shoes to belts and T-shirts, this guide shares those essentials with a handful of recommendations. And for those that have a closet full of clothing, maybe it’s time to review and ensure that your essentials still live up to their name.

 

Black and Brown Braided Leather Belts

Take the braided belt route when thinking about essentials in your closet – they keep things casual during the summer days and also work to dress up a look on more business-appropriate meetings. They remove the bore from classic leather belts and add a splash to your overall day look.

 

Derby Shoes

If you’re spending money on shoes, make sure to have a derby or brogue available at any time. This British-made 5-eyelet Derby shoe features a cotton canvas upper and is ideal for spring and summer days. The rubber boat sole and natural welt keep its classic and timeless look. ($380)

 

White and Blue Oxford Shirts

Every man needs at least one white shirt and one blue shirt in their closet. This “paper white” oxford from Dockers fills every need: Made from 100% cotton, it has a very modern fit that will remain in your wardrobe for some time. ($45)

 

Spring-Ready Chinos and Khakis

The essential trouser for a beautiful spring day. These Dockers take on the classic chino in a slim-fit look that can be worn for any occasion. We love the tapered and clean look of these Dockers Alpha Khaki Tapered Skinny Chinos. ($68)

 

Wayfarer Sunglasses

The iconic wayfarer look may be even more classic than the aviator frame. In tortoiseshell, these sunglasses represent an American look that has remained the face of spring and summer. While you may have other shades in your collection, the Ray Ban will always remain. ($150)

 

Premium T-Shirts

Premium T-shirts are a basic necessity. The Dockers Weatherthread shirts – in various colors – are durable garments that can be worn out or under button-down shirtings. These 100% cotton shirts will remain soft with every wash.

 

Indigo Blazer

A great modern take on the classic blazer from the Docker’s indigo collection. This blazer is made from soft jersey and features a three-button front and a notch collar. The classic blazer form is reinvented here for essentially any outfit look.

 

Cotton Neckties

An essential for all men: this two-tone necktie is crafted from 100% English wool/cashmere blend. Made in New York City, this necktie can be paired nicely with the Dockers Paper White oxford shirt for a business-formal look.

 

Pocket Squares

Whether you are heading to a business meeting or just a casual dinner, a pocket square helps accent and bring together your look. Your closet should not be short of any.

 

Black Jeans

Some consider the blue jean an essential. We believe the black jean to be more versatile. When choosing the right pair of jeans for you, personality is important. Be sure to fit yourself into any pair that you buy as no black jean is cut the same way. We love a nice pair of black selvedge raw denim – which will break in with your body form over time – but understand that not everyone likes the coarseness of new denim. Be sure to try on what you like, when you like it.

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