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6 Key Clothing Items Every Gent Should Have in His Wardrobe

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Want to make sure you're always on-trend without having to have a clothing overhaul every season? These 6 wardrobe staples are timeless must-haves for every gent, according to cool creative, Mousa Sow.

With today’s fashion trends changing *all the time*, it can be hard to keep up. Replacing your items with every change of season can also be exhausting and expensive. Not only that, but the fast-fashion industry is doing a lot of damage to the environment, making 'slow fashion' a more ethical and sustainable approach to shopping.

 

This is why I believe in buying key items that are stylish, versatile and most importantly timeless. And while investing in something that's good quality might cost more upfront, they will last longer and forever be on-trend.

 

What clothing items should every gent have in his wardrobe? Here are my six must-haves.

 

1. A Linen Shirt

A linen shirt can be worn on many occasions. You can wear it to the beach, a pool party or even dinner and still look well put-together. The fabric is also sustainable, durable and allows your skin to breathe. The look and feel of the fabric combine ease and formality seamlessly, making it an essential in your cupboard. In fact, get one in every neutral!

 

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2. A Denim Jacket

The denim jacket is a classic piece that has one of the most timeless structural designs. It allows for the wearer to easily take it from relaxed to smart-casual by combining it with a formal shirt or an informal tee. These rugged jackets have never not been in style, so you will always look slick. As for colour, you can't go wrong with a classic black or blue denim finish.

 

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3. A Leather Jacket

The media has contributed to the popularity of the leather jacket. They can take a look from basic to edgy, making them a must-have. They can be worn all year round and paired with different tops. I wear a leather jacket regularly because of how confident they make me feel. If you invest in a good quality one and look after it, it can last you a lifetime! This is why I suggest a classic cut rather than something seasonal.

 

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4. Turtle Necks

Turtle necks are perfect for the colder seasons. I believe they are key wardrobe items because of how easy they are to accessorise or layer. They can make any look more sophisticated, even if you pair them with a pair of chinos and white sneakers. Dressed up or down, they are always on point.

 

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5. An Overcoat

As the name suggests, overcoats are a great item to complete a look. It also happens to be one of my favourite items in my closet because it gives an air of maturity and elegance. You can style one up in so many different ways. My favourites are wearing it over a suit in winter or just combining it with a great pair of denims and a plain t-shirt when the weather is warm.

 

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6. A Suit

Every gent needs a timeless suit. It's not negotiable! If well-made and well looked after, it can last for years and give you an instant confidence boost when attending formal events. I think I carry myself differently when I wear a suit and it definitely makes me feel more dapper. If you are a first-time buyer, I recommend starting with a darker-toned fabric. These are suited to a wider variety of occasions.

 

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Investing in these wardrobe staples will guarantee that you look sharp, always. Shop smart, guys!

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