Wardrobe Basics from Menswearhouse

March 17, 2009 10:16:22 AM PDT
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.