For men who prefer a neat casual wardrobe without wearing a suit, here are some staple
pieces to consider:
1. Dark-wash jeans: Invest in a good pair that fit well. They can be dressed up or down and
provide a versatile foundation for various outfits.
2. Chinos: Choose a pair of slim or straight-leg chinos in neutral colours like navy, khaki, or
olive. Chinos offer a more refined look compared to jeans and can be easily paired with a
variety of shirts and shoes. For seasonal updates consider plum, light blue, bottle green and
3. Button-down shirts: Stock your wardrobe with a collection of button-down shirts in
different colours and patterns. Choose classic options like white or light blue, as well as
patterns such as gingham or plaid. These shirts can be worn untucked for a casual vibe or
tucked in for a more polished appearance.
4. Polo shirts: Polo shirts are a comfortable and stylish alternative to t-shirts. Look for
quality fabrics and choose versatile colours like navy, black, or grey. They can be worn with
jeans, chinos, or even under a blazer for a smart-casual look.
5. Lightweight sweaters: Invest in a few lightweight sweaters, such as crewnecks or V-necks,
in neutral tones like grey or navy. They are perfect for layering over shirts or wearing on
their own during transitional seasons.
6. Casual footwear: Look for versatile footwear options like leather sneakers, loafers, or
Chelsea boots. These shoes can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and
complement various outfits.
7. Accessories: Don't forget to add some finishing touches. Consider a versatile leather belt,
a classic watch, and a few pairs of socks in different colours and patterns to add personality
to your outfits.
Remember, the key to a neat casual wardrobe is investing in quality basics that can be
mixed and matched to create different looks. By incorporating these staple pieces, you can
create a stylish and versatile wardrobe without relying on a suit.
If all this seems too difficult, book an appointment in store and we will design your wardrobe
update for you and take all the hard work out of looking good.