Elevate Your Wardrobe With These Timeless Classics
Posted on January 13 2023
With the right wardrobe staples and essentials on hand, elevating your look from season to season becomes a much less daunting task. Versatile jackets, timeless denim and all-occasion trainers are all non-negotiable must-haves for the modern man’s wardrobe. The best ones can be dressed up or down without too much labour, making them easy picks for almost any occasion.
For our latest piece, we’re sharing our handpicked wardrobe essentials from our latest showcase, classic styles that combine flair, function and flexibility and will undoubtedly stand the test of time. So, without further ado, let's dive into the must-have items that will take your wardrobe to the next level.
Outfit: Saint Laurent Black Wool Teddy Jacket, Saint Laurent White Polo T-Shirt, Saint Laurent Dirty Sandy Blue Slim Fit Jeans
Saint Laurent Black Wool Teddy Jacket
A timeless Saint Laurent essential that needs little to no introduction at this point, the omnipresent Black Wool Teddy Jacket remains a staple for all seasons and all occasions. Perfectly striking that delicate balance between daring and debonair (prerequisites for any self-respecting Saint Laurent piece), much of its everlasting appeal comes from its versatility, both in its ability to adapt to virtually any current seasonal trend and in the way it manages to complement an impressive variety of outfit profiles. You can’t go wrong with a pair of skinny jeans and clean white kicks for an accompanying ensemble for a chic but sporty off-duty look, but you’d also be well-placed for a more sophisticated approach (think smart black jeans and Chelsea boots for dress-down Fridays at the office perhaps?)
Outfit: Saint Laurent Black Saint Laurent '50s Signature Hoodie, Christian Louboutin Panettone Black Grain Leather Spikes Wallet, Christian Louboutin Louis Junior Spikes Flat White Leather Trainers
Christian Louboutin Louis Junior Spikes Flat White Leather Trainers
Few designs scream ‘classic Louboutin’ louder than the featured Louis Junior Spikes trainer, a combination of sartorial elegance and statement-making panache that has come to define the label. The ‘Louis Junior’ model is a core pillar of Christian Louboutin's permanent portfolio, existing now as the template from which countless iterations are developed. Yet it’s this original design that we keep coming back to, season after season. And every time we do come back, we find something new to appreciate. One day it might be the irresistibly clean design, the next it could be the restrained but impactful application of Louboutin’s iconic spike adornments. One thing is for certain, however - this is sneaker royalty. A certified classic from a label that many would consider being the head of state when it comes to luxury footwear.
Outfit: Amiri Black Leather Bomber Jacket, Amiri Black Amiri Stencil Crew Sweatshirt, Amiri MX1 Black Leather Insert Skinny Jeans
Amiri MX1 Black Leather Insert Distressed Skinny Jeans
Amiri’s MX1 jeans might as well be known as the ‘Mark 1’ jeans, being the de facto original template on which so many of Amiri’s widely sought-after jeans are based. The MX1 is probably one of the first silhouettes that come to mind when we consider Mike’s original vision for his eponymous label. The grunge-inspired rips and abrasions, the metalcore leather appliques - it all comes together to create a picture of that nostalgic punk-rock aesthetic that dominated the LA scene during the designer’s youth. And thankfully, this vision remains as relevant today as it was when the MX1 made its first runway appearance in 2013. Plaid shirts, leather jackets, and suede ankle boots are still the recommended accompaniments for the quintessential Amiri look.
Valentino Garavani Black Camouflage Noir Rockrunner Trainers
The year is 2023 and Valentino Garavani's Rockrunner sneaker is still near the top of our list for the most essential menswear wardrobe essentials. And of all the variations and interpretations of the maison’s classic silhouette, the indomitable ‘Camouflage Noir’ skin has to be the flavour of the day (again). With subtle, monochromatic camouflage patterning, a breathable meshed lining and playful rubber Rockstud detailing, these sneakers are irresistibly sleek and sporty in equal measure. Overall, Valentino Garavani's Rockrunner is just a great investment for anyone looking for a luxury, casual trainer that’s built to stand the test of time, both physically and stylistically. By all means, throw these on for your off-duty adventures in and around town, but don’t be afraid to dress them up for your slightly more sophisticated occasions as well.