Today, we’re spotlighting 7 investment-level men’s clothing upgrades from some of our favorite menswear brands.
Think of the everyday menswear essentials you wear the most. If you had to replace one — just one — how would you go about doing it?
Every so often you’ll want to replace an old favorite with a top-notch, upgraded piece. So, that chambray shirt you’re wearing now, while perhaps adequate, isn’t quite like the upgraded chambray shirt we’re recommending today.
Setting the bar high and then finding a piece that checks all the right boxes is a fun and rewarding experience. It’s the best way to develop a wardrobe you can be proud of.
Without further ado, let’s talk about men’s clothing upgrades you can make, starting … right now.
THE FLANNEL SHIRT: BRIDGE & BURN WINSLOW FLANNEL SHIRT
Have flannel shirts that are baggy, grungy, and entirely too youthful? If so, this surprisingly refined.
THE CHINOS: SAVE KHAKI ALL-AMERICAN CHINOS
You know that chinos are a reliable standby here at Effortless Gent. They’re as stylish with a crisp white tee and brown leather chukka boots as they are with a classic chambray shirt and black Chelsea boots.
THE DENIM: RALEIGH DENIM GRAHAM PILOT DENIM
We’re all about a rich, inky pair of dark denim. But when you need a pair that doesn’t require massive break-in, a reasonably slim pair of jeans made with a hint of stretch is the way to go.
THE OXFORD SHIRT: CORRIDOR NYC NEW YORK-MADE WHITE OXFORD
We can’t stress enough the importance of buying quality (and being prepared to invest a bit) when it comes to these men’s clothing upgrades
THE SNEAKERS: FEIT HAND-SEWN HIGH SNEAKERS
We didn’t promise that upgrading your wardrobe with the best of the best would be affordable all the time. But worth it? Assuredly.
THE WALLET: TANNER GOODS JOURNEYMAN WALLET
Yes, that’s right — a wallet is just as important as the rest of the picks on this list (particularly given the fact that you carry it everywhere).
THE HENLEY: KNICKERBOCKER MFG. LONG-SLEEVE HENLEY
Keeping with the mold of men’s clothing upgrades that are especially suited to winter.