March 17, 2009 --
Most men don't care much about what's fashionable or not. But they should have some wardrobe basics to make sure they are well-dressed for a business meeting, job interview or family gathering. Jim Shingler of Men's Wearhouse has some suggestions for must-have for men, who want spend wisely and be well-dressed. Jim says to focus on pieces that are versatile and functional. Choose dress shirts are "no-iron" for easy care, and to save money on laundry bills.Jim knows that few men enjoy shopping. But did you know that: Studies in Great Britain indicate that men and women who go shopping together can do so for about 72 minutes before they fight. Women agree that fit is the biggest concern when it comes to men's style/wardrobe. 55% of another person's perception of you is based on how you look. On average, you only have seven to 17 seconds to make a first/lasting impression. This just doesn¹t mean how your suit looks, but how comfortable and confident you feel and act in your clothing
Here are some wardrobe basics from Menswearhouse:
Model Dennis Coogan: Calvin Klein Navy Blazer Pronto Uomo grey slacks (89.99, buy one get one free) Pronto Uomo Blue stripe French cuff coordinating tie.
Great for any occasion, a navy blazer is a staple in any wardrobe. It can be worn with a basic Khaki for a lunch meeting or at dinner at a restaurant where there is no "drive thru window."
Model Freddie Rodriguez: Solid Navy Pronto suit $199.99 or 2 for $300 French blue J&F shirt non iron shirt. Paul Dione Canary Yellow with blue dots tie Black Pronto shoes.
Ideal for weddings, interviews, or just for the guy who wants a great suit for any occasion.
Model Kal Chaarawi: Jones New York side vented, 2 button brown sportcoat with tight black pin stripes. Pronto all cotton multi stripe long-sleeve button down shirt. Taupe Pronto Couture pantswith a double pleat Blue v-neck sleeveless sweater vest with weave pattern by AC Design studio
A very versatile coat that coordinates with multiple pants. Again, a multi-occasion look, with the focus on versatility.
Model Jimmy Pierre: Calvin Klein Tan all linen 2 button side vented suit separates with flat front pants Pale blue, all cotton Pronto long-sleeve button-down shirt.
Ideal for a spring/summer wedding. Great for a cruise, or for a gathering during Easter. Offers a little bit of fashion for someone who may not have any in his is closet without taking him over the edge.
Model Robert Briggs: Grey multi strip 2 button suit by Michael Kors ($499.99), a great complement to a navy in a basic wardrobe and part of our buy one get one free. This suit has side vents and flat front trousers to offer an element of fashion. Basic white non iron shirt Coordinating tie.
Rob's look is great for weddings, first or second interviews, or worn with a casual shirt can dress down.