POSTED BY: MICHAEL TRUONG
Fashion trends seem to be constantly changing; each season brings with it new must-have clothing items or things to avoid, and by the next season they’ve changed again.
However, there are certain classic items in menswear that have survived through all the different fashion phases. Here are the seven looks that are timeless, and will never go out of style.
1. Black Leather Dress Shoes
Black leather dress shoes are elegant and classy; they are the perfect accessory for a formal fashion look, and are the go-to footwear in ceremonial and dressy social situations. The black dress shoe has been the mainstay of formal footwear for ages and as it continues to be popular in contemporary fashion, it’s clear that the black dress shoe is here to stay. Men’s style tips for the black dress shoe include making sure to match the shoes to your other leather accessories and keeping your shoes polished.
2. A White Dress Shirt
The white dress shirt is a staple of any wardrobe. Simple, clean and fresh looking, a white dress shirt always looks sophisticated and stylish, no matter what it’s paired with. White dress shirts go well with any colour combination and suit fabric; they are one of the most versatile fashion items, and for this reason, they remain one of the most popular. Make sure to have a stiff collar when wearing a white dress shirt; a drooping collar stands out more in white fabric.
3. The Navy Suit
Navy suits have been the favourite alternative suit colour for ages, and the trend of the stylish navy suit shows no signs of going away. While black, grey, and brown suits have long been considered the more traditional colours, navy suits are one of the only suits you’ll ever need to own because they persist as the stylish cousin to these more conventional colours. Because navy blue is such a rich colour, the navy suit has the advantage of always looking sharp and fashion forward.
4. A Leather Belt
Leather belts are another accessory that have demonstrated their longevity in men’s fashion. The structured look of a leather belt against the fabric of a suit looks very refined. As mentioned earlier, however, you should always match your leather accessories; don’t mix a brown pair of brogues with a black leather belt. The result will be a shabby and mismatched look.
5. Well-Fitting Clothes
Of all the men’s style tips we can give you, this is one of the most important. The fit of your clothes has always been a big part of dressing well; there’s never been a time when an ill-fitting suit was in fashion. No matter the different styles that come through the year, close cut or roomier, the emphasis on the right fit has never gone away. A custom-tailored suit will always be better than off the rack. A tailor can help you work out what cut best suits your measurements, making sure your clothes fit you well.
6. The Trench Coat
The trench coat is both a versatile and durable fashion item that has consistently remained a popular choice for men’s fashion throughout the years. A perfect answer to wet and cold weather, the trench coat maintains a professional, formal look while keeping you warm. While the colours and details of the coat may change, the trench coat is not going anywhere and is a great option as the fall and winter seasons go into full swing.
7. The Classic Tuxedo
Finally, the ultimate classic men’s fashion item, the tuxedo. No matter the various trends in menswear, no matter the latest men’s style tips for each new season, the tuxedo truly never goes out of style. It’s still the number one item we associate with luxury and class when it comes to men’s fashion, and it remains the mainstay of formalwear at any swanky event. The tuxedo isn’t going anywhere, and that’s just fine by us.