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How Fashionable Men Can Build a Substantial Capsule Wardrobe

Posted Oct 20th, 2022 in All News, Fundamental Style, Personal Style, Style Knowledge

Men can build an entire wardrobe out of a few foundational garments that will never go out of style. Having a collection of classic, versatile clothing that works well together is the first step in building a capsule wardrobe.

How Fashionable Men Can Build a Substantial Capsule Wardrobe, King & Bay Custom Clothing, Toronto, Canada

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

If you've ever felt overwhelmed by the number of clothes in your closet and find that nothing works well together, then now might be the perfect time to build a capsule wardrobe. Essentially, a men's capsule wardrobe is a simplified collection of clothing consisting of timeless pieces that are versatile. The collection of garments serves as the building blocks of your wardrobe, and investing in quality custom clothing is a great way to build a capsule wardrobe and eliminate unnecessary pieces.

Essential Garments to Include in a Capsule Wardrobe

Versatile Outerwear

There are many men's outerwear options from overcoats to denim jackets. A trench coat is a great place to start when it comes to outerwear because they are great for every season and a true staple garment; it's a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn in any situation throughout the year.

Classic Black Suit

A custom made black suit is a classic sartorial piece of clothing for men to include in their wardrobe. The components of a suit can be separated and worn with other pieces making it extremely versatile. For example, you can wear the blazer with jeans for an elevated business casual look, or wear the trousers with a cashmere sweater.


A capsule wardrobe should always include knitwear, especially for colder months. Neutral colours like cream, beige, navy, and black are ideal. When it comes to the type of knitwear, cardigans, pullovers, and crew neck sweaters allow for multiple outfit combinations. 


Denim will never go out of style and that's why it's an essential part of capsule wardrobes for men, especially in black, dark blue, and mid-blue shades. Denim is functional, versatile, and durable which means you can get a lot of wear out of denim for a long time. Whether you're going for a casual look or something more elevated, denim is a great option. 

Dress Shirts

Whether you dress up often or not, having button-up dress shirts in your closet is important. For capsule wardrobes, dress shirt colours in white, black, and navy blue is key. Dress shirts can be worn with denim and under blazers or sweaters; they are extremely versatile and can be dressed up or worn casually. 


The final step to completing a capsule wardrobe is to ensure you have timeless footwear that complements the foundational pieces in your closet. Neutral colours such as black and brown are recommended to ensure they can be paired with your garments. For an elevated look, choose a black Chelsea boot, an Oxford, or a brogue. You may even want to consider texture when it comes to footwear such as brown suede boots, perfect for this time of year. A white sneaker is a neutral casual shoe that can be worn year-round making it a perfect capsule wardrobe component for men.

Investing in versatile, quality custom garments will ensure they last for years, which is an essential component of men's capsule wardrobes. Once you get comfortable with the pieces in your capsule wardrobe, you can experiment with colours and patterns, and slowly incorporate more diverse clothing to enhance your personal style.