Build Your Wardrobe With The Basics

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POSTED BY: HOZEFA HARARWALA

Building a Basic Wardrobe with King & Bay

In the custom clothing industry, men are often asked the question, "How do I start to build the basics for wardrobe that works? And how many suits do I need?"

The key to a well rounded and dynamic wardrobe is to invest in great basics that can be coordinated with different shirts and ties. The one thing to remember is that ease and versatility will allow you to get more out of each garment. In this article we take a look at a few great pointers that will ensure you start off your wardrobe the right way.


[LAY THE RIGHT FOUNDATION]

START WITH CLASSIC MENSWEAR COLOURS

Building a solid foundation for your wardrobe means opting for suits in classic and timeless menswear colours that will look just as great now as they will in 10 years.

Blues and greys as suit colour options are a lot more powerful tones than you think.

The reason they are considered as timeless colours is due to their versatility in combining countless other colours for shirts and ties as well as the ability to be worn to various occasions.

Build a Mens Wardrobe with Classic Colours

  • A great way to expand your wardrobe is to craft a second pair of trousers for a suit. By alternating between 2 trousers, you will double the value of your suit. This is one of the best benefits of the custom process,
    Hozefa Hararwala, Master Clothier

Build a Mens Wardrobe with Great Fabrics

[EXPAND FROM COLOUR TO TEXTURE]

START WITH SOLIDS & EXPAND TO SUBTLE TEXTURED FABRICS

Investing in navy and grey solid suits are a fantastic starting point to building your wardrobe.

Once you have those 2 foundational garments in your wardrobe, start crafting garments in varying shades with micro 'mini neat' patterns.

These patterns should be subtle enough to appear solid from a distance, yet textured once seen up close.

Examples like micro checks, mini houndstooths, tonal checks and fine stripes are fantastic foundational suits. Garments like these are seen as the modern basics.


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[FOCUS ON THE DETAILS]

CREATE GARMENTS WITH SIMPLE SARTORIAL DETAILS

Suiting details like lapels, pocket styles, cuffs, buttons, stitching and others can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when it comes to custom.

In order to give your foundational garments versatility in your closet, opt for simple and classic details.

A two button, notch lapel suit will take you much further than you think. It is a classic for a reason: it works.

The simpler your basic garment is, the easier it is to be worn to an array of occasions.

While many men feel overwhelmed with refreshing and revamping their wardrobe, the one thing to keep in mind is that you should build a basic foundation with garments that are simple and versatile.

This will ensure you will always look stylish no matter what combination you put together.

Remember that your image is a visual representation of who you are and by building your foundational garments, you will look your best and be prepared for anything that comes your way.

 

Build a Basic Mens Wardrobe with King & Bay

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