Fashion trends come and go and although men might be stereotyped as less fussy than women, men today are more style conscious than ever and therefore it takes constant investment to keep up with the changing world of fashion. But it doesn’t mean you have to replace your wardrobe every season and you can still get value for money which will look stylish year-in, year-out. Here we reveal our list of items which prove they are immune to changing trends.
Most of us have those clothes which we wear until they fall apart, then go out and buy again in the exact same style, these are the ones we DON’T cringe at when we look back at the family photo album ten years on! If you’ve got these items in your wardrobe, there’s not going to be many occasions you aren’t prepared for.
You can’t go wrong with a simple t-shirt, particularly in black or white; they’ll work in any environment, all year round too. One of the most popular items from season to season here at Mainline is the multi-pack Hugo Boss t-shirts, people obviously recognise the quality of the brand and their simple cotton design, they are easy to throw on without a moments thought. Coming in packs of three, they represent good value for money compared to other designer t-shirts and together give a versatile option, from being worn with jeans, shorts, blazers or underneath layers.
Below: Steve McQueen was often described as a style icon despite his simplistic outfits
A watch is often considered a man’s most treasured possession and some get passed down for generations as an heir loom. Both leather and metal bands have that rare ability to look as good decades later as they did on the day of purchase, but the key to buying a sophisticated watch which will be an invaluable accessory for years to come is looking for that simplistic look. No stylish man’s look is complete without a trusted time-piece.
There probably isn’t a single man in the Western world who hasn’t owned a pair of denim jeans at some stage in their life, they have been a staple which men everywhere by time and time again for over 50 years now. Though denim does come in many different cuts, washes and fits and sizes, all of which come in and out of fashion at regular intervals. Some of the most famous denim producers in the world include brands you can find at Mainline Menswear such as Levi’s, Diesel, Armani and G-Star RAW, and one style you will always find in their collections is a dark slim indigo.
A polo shirt has that sacred smart or casual aesthetic which is a key consideration for the modern day man. From looking sporty on the golf course, tennis court or polo field to looking smart in a work uniform, or even in a casual going out look, the polo shirt can never look out of place and one can never have enough variations in colour or style. The beauty is- you are always spoilt for choice and almost every brand will release their own unique versions each year. Some of the very best versions come from the likes of Fred Perry, Ralph Lauren and Lacoste, shop the polo shirt section at Mainline Menswear here.
The most basic of shirt designs out there is consistently amongst the most popular and the fact it usually won’t include patterns or logos helps it maintain a look which never becomes tarnished with changing trends. The reason no man should be without one in their wardrobe is because there is never a time they look out of place, they aren’t too dressy and they never look too casual either. Wear it with jeans, trousers, shoes, boots and more for a simple clean cut look.
Try adding a blazer to your wardrobe if you don’t have one and you will soon wonder how you ever coped without. You never know when it might come in handy; from smartening up with a shirt and tie, to the slightly more laid-back look with an open collar shirt for a social occasion, even to wearing one with a t-shirt on a casual occasion- this is a go to item for creating a stylish outfit every time.
Below: two current musicians who know how to pull off the blazer
Which items do you buy time and time again? Let us know.