The Basics

April 3, 2010

No matter the amount of clothes you possess or the brand of clothing, its essential for you to maintain “The Basics”.  “The Basics” are the clothes necessary in order to maintain a basic, effective wardrobe. While many will debate over what constitutes the basics, there are some common agreed upon articles of clothing.  Before, discussing what makes up “The Basics” it’s necessary to discuss what is important.

As the spinal cord is necessary and imperative to walk; “The Basics” serves as the back bone to your closet. It creates the framework to which you can begin painting your masterpiece. “The Basics” will give you the ability to dress professional for an interview, casual for a walk in the park and semi casual for dinner and drinks with friends or that special someone.

“The Basics” List:

  • Black Tie
  • Khaki Pants
  • Black Dress Pants
  • Blue Jeans
  • Black Belt
  • Brown Belt
  • White Button Up Shirt
  • Black Button Up Shirt
  • Black dress socks
  • Brown or Khaki Socks
  • Black or Navy Blue Blazer
  • Black Shoes
  • Brown Shoes
  • White Collar Shirt
  • Black Collar Shirt
  • Black Sweater
  • White Sweater

This is not the end all be all of the basics, this just gives you a foundation on which to build your wardrobe. I would advise people to not go out and buy all of these things at once, but rather a couple of pieces at a time in order of importance.

Hello World!!

July 30, 2009

This is my very first post, so I figured I would explain the content and purpose of my blog. I developed it to help Men improve their style and to improve their appearance. I’m also going to try to answer any question posed to me in relation to style advice. The first dozen posts will relate to building the basis of a good wardrobe. From the fashion essentials, to common knowledge / education that is needed to build the basis and expand on it. There will be instruction videos on the proper way to wear certain articles of clothing, to guides on how to shop and what to buy. I’m excited about the potential of this blog to help people improve their style. Any questions you may have or topics that you may want covered, don’t be afraid to ask, because I will address them.