Five Ways to Modernize your Wardrobe
If you are reading this article it is time to spruce up your wardrobe. Summer is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to finally throw out those old ill-fitting clothes and modernize your wardrobe. Even with great deals this summer buying a completely new wardrobe would be extremely expensive. Instead pick up these five modern basics to bring new life to a dated wardrobe.
1) Unstructured Blazers
This summer is going to be hot, hot, hot. Dress for the heat with light weight unstructured blazers. Traditionally made from breathable linen or light weight wool, unstructured blazers will help you keep your cool in every sense of the word. Unstructured blazers do not have padded shoulders or shape forming fabric, this allows the blazer to contour to your body more naturally. It's as comfortable as your favorite shirt and as stylish as your best suit. Without a doubt an unstructured blazer is crucial to any modern man's wardrobe.
Chinos are perfect for the modern man on the go. Made from wrinkle resistant fabrics, Chinos will wrinkle far less often than a traditional khaki. Chinos are the perfect balance of dressy, yet comfortable. On the weekends you can wear Chinos with a t shirt and sneakers, and come Monday the very same trousers look excellent with a button-down and loafers.
3) Tailored Shirts
Half the battle of a modern wardrobe is mastering the modern fit. Modern clothes are trending towards tighter, body contouring fits. In today's day and age it is no longer acceptable to just buy and wear a shirt off the rack. For a modern look you must tailor your shirts so that they fit snug in all the right places. Pro tip: A well-tailored shirt should stay tucked in when you raise your arms above your head.
4) Navy Suits
This summer blue is the color to wear. Traditional black suits are thing of the past and should only be worn at weddings. Pick up a made to measure navy suit for a smart modern look.
5) Brown Shoes
With your new navy suit, pick up a pair of brown dress shoes. As a general rule of thumb for suits, mixing black and navy is a fashion no no. The brown in the shoes will contrast nicely with blue tones in the suit. As far as shape, we recommend pointed toe. Box-toe shoes are so last decade.
Armed with this guide freshen up your wardrobe to become a dapper modern man.
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