Men’s Timeless Basics (via Master)

Dressed-Well-Man-002dievca ran into this post from a website: Real Men – Real Style

Oddly enough, her Master – who hates being bound by rules – seems to follow most of the theses – uhh- “guidelines”. Some partially (2, 4, and 5)

1. “Give a Damn” – Care about your appearance.
2. Know Your History – Be aware of the menswear that came before yours.
3. Do Not Be Afraid to Lead – Sometimes you’ll be the best-dressed man in the room.
4. Know Your Why – “rules” are there for a reason, even if they can sometimes be broken.
5. Understand Clothing Fit – A good fit should always be your first priority.
6. Buy Clothing That Will Be In Style Years from Now – avoid temporary trends.
7. Buy the Best Quality You Can Afford – shop slowly, buy smart.
8. Practice Wearing Your Best – wear the good stuff.
9. Know Your Environment – dress appropriately, dressing up or dressing down.
10. Buy Clothing That Is Interchangeable – Clothes that work together.

With this in mind, dievca sent Master a list of Men’s “Timeless Basics” and he edited the list as He saw fit.  If anyone has some more input for the list, Gentlemen or Ladies – let us know.

Behold, Master’s Basics (photos of Master’s clothing at the end) :

  1. Dress Shirts (White + Various Colors)
  2. Dark Sport Coat / Blazer
  3. Dark Gray / Charcoal Suit (Some men would say that a dark blue suit is standard)
  4. Black Dress Shoes
  5. Work / Dress Pants
  6. Khakis / Chinos
  7. Corduroys
  8. Jeans. One black. One blue.
  9. Casual Shoes: Sports shoes (jogging, tennis), Loafers & Boat Shoes
  10. Watch
  11. Hats. Baseball hats. Flat hats. Fedoras are rare.
  12. Scarf
  13. Two V-neck wool sweaters.
  14. Dress Coat
  15. Everyday Jacket
  16. Trench. The trench had become rare. Lots more down jackets.
  17. Down Jacket
  18. Leather Jacket
  19. Polo shirts
  20. Fitted T-shirt (for wear for layering)
  21. Shorts
  22. Knapsack/computer bag
  23. Sunglasses
  24. Neckties. Two solid (red, blue) Two striped.
  25. Belts. One black. One brown.
  26. Gloves
  27. Boots. For cold weather climates.

Also included in Master’s reply:

The major changes in men’s fashion in the last 50 years involve…
  • Hats (I’ve seen baseball caps on older men).
  • Briefcases (getting rare…standard is a soft computer bag).
  • No vests.
  • Few men wear bow-ties unless they are trying to make a statement.
  • Men rarely wear undershirts under dress shirts.
  • Bright colors and wide ties are gone.
  • Men’s clothing is very sports-oriented these days.

Now, Master’s Closet:

Dress Shirts (White + Various Colors)

Dark Sport Coat / Blazer

Dark Gray / Charcoal Suit (Some men would say that a dark blue suit is standard)

Black Dress Shoes

Work / Dress Pants

Khakis / Chinos

Corduroys

Jeans. One black. One blue.

Casual Shoes: Sports shoes (jogging, tennis), Loafers & Boat Shoes

Watch

Hats. Baseball hats. Flat hats. Fedoras are rare.

Scarf

Two V-neck wool sweaters.

Dress Coat

Everyday Jacket

Trench. The trench had become rare. Lots more down jackets.

Down Jacket

Leather Jacket

Polo shirts

Fitted T-shirt

Shorts

Knapsack/computer bag

Sunglasses

Neckties. Two solid (red, blue) Two striped.

Belts. One black. One brown.

Gloves

Boots. For cold weather climates.

dievca’s Master isn’t a flashy dresser. What you see is most of His closet. He always says that He is the simple backdrop for His dievca’s splendor. But, the quality of His items are good and they look clean, neat and handsome against his eyes and hair color.
dievca is proud of Her Master’s simple style.


10 Comments on “Men’s Timeless Basics (via Master)”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Simple yet sophisticated. Agreed that the trench coat needs to make a stronger comeback. X

  2. esther says:

    i’d add in sweat pants and a hoodie…for gym or lounging! everybody’s crazy for a sharp dressed man 😉 x

    • dievca says:

      Aha! I guess those could be timeless basics. I was thinking of items that you go outside the house in~ M. doesn’t hang in sweats, so he wouldn’t mention them. Good additions to the list. XO

  3. Ret MP says:

    The right pair of shoes is hard to define, but sometimes, the body defines the right style… I am not a fan of Doc Marten boots…but I appreciate them when worn by man who is a tall, wiry and willing to wear slim fitting slacks. Are corduroys in again? I love leather shoes– the moccasin is great in the summer, boat shoes if made well, are a plus, with trousers I love oxfords with jeans, white shirt, no tie…didn’t realize that men aren’t wearing white tee under dress shirts anymore…love a quality leather belt, for obvious reasons. Wink wink. Cheers- Ret

    • dievca says:

      The white tee under the dress shirt — M has never done it in my time. But, I know others who swear by it. (said quietly…I prefer it). It’s silly, but I rarely see M. in runners, so I am always entertained by that. Makes me smile. 🙂

  4. I need to do this with my closet! Spring is always a good time…

    • dievca says:

      You know that friend of mine who came from Europe? I really cleaned for her and…..she took a lot of items back home. Hurrah! It’s always good to know that someone loves your items.

  5. Damn, you’re so right. It’s a shame I’m such a slob. Cause looking sharp is very cool.


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