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15 Essentials for Every Man

What is the fastest way to get a sharp-dressed man? Find out the fifteen essentials that should always be in his closet!

Stylist Kimberly Powell says, "When I go into a man's closet, normally what I see is chaos. And they don't see that. They don't see it at all."

So, she came up with a list of 15 essentials that every man should have in his closet:

  1. Tailored Suit -- make sure it fits well!
  2. Classic White Button Down
  3. Dress Shoes - start with black first, then buy other neutrals
  4. Cufflinks
  5. Day Jeans -- a lighter wash, casual cut
  6. V-neck T-shirts
  7. Classic Casual Sneaker -- such as Converse
  8. Dark Denim Jeans
  9. Chinos
  10. Cotton/Linen Pants
  11. Colorful Button-Downs

  12. Then, add personality staples. Suggestions include:
  13. Casual Blazer
  14. Jacket - with fun lining
  15. White Tuxedo Jacket
  16. Tuxedo Pants -- black pants with satin stripe down the side
For more information:
Kimberly Powell, blogger and stylist
The Fashion Forecast

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