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Classic Menswear 101

Classic Menswear

The classics are wardrobe items that have been around, stood the test of time, and keep on going.  Jeans, khakis, blue oxford button down collar shirts, rep stripe ties, navy blazers.  These are all classics now and they will be into the future… well, until we start wearing Star Trek type outfits that is.

The classics float from season to season, and outlast all the trends.  The classics laugh in the face of silly trends.  And here’s the secret to the classics:  you can create countless outfits from the right combination of pieces in your closet.

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Classic Combinations to Get You Thinking

Reach for these, put them on, and walk out with the confidence that you look sharp, professional, and comfortable.

Let’s start with a few of the simplest combinations first - pants, shirt, and the right kind of shoes:

  • #1 Flat front khakis and an oxford blue, button down collar shirt, with a brown belt and brown shoes such as: http://bit.ly/2QU3kA2
  • #2 Dark jeans with a white dress shirt, black belt and black shoes like these Eccos that I own: http://bit.ly/2QU3kA2
  • #3 Black flat front pants with a blue and white checked shirt, black belt and classic white sneakers like these:  http://bit.ly/2QU3kA2

Get the shoes right, dude.  There are way too many companies out there making ugly ass shoes and guys keep buying them.  I'll even say that if you do nothing else that I recommend, improve your shoe game.

Alright that's it for today's style coaching session.

Get on it,

Coach Jeff

Style: A Color Palette

Build your wardrobe and style around these foundation colors.

How to Use Color in Your Outfits

Color is the first foundation of a menswear wardrobe.  We'll get into deeper aspects of it in later posts and tutorials so for now, let's break some of this down.

Grey

From black to white, solids and heathers, grey is a must as a staple color in your closet.  Why?  Because grey goes with everything with one exception:  be careful mixing black and deep navy because they can get confused and look like you've mismatched your colors.

These are classic menswear color combinations that will never go out of style.

Blue

Blues, yeah you gotta have the blues.  From navy to light blue spread across your suits, jackets, jeans, shirts, and ties, the blues are the single most important color in your closet.

Blue hint!  Blues can have a green or red tint.  Be careful when mixing blues.

Other Colors

We're going to stop here for now because the other colors are going to require some time.  If you start with what you've learned on this post you'll be ahead of most guys. 

Just work through your closet and take an inventory.  Separate the colors into groups, donate things you haven't worn in over a year, and get that feeling of simplicity that comes with a tight, focused closet.

Peace brother,

Jeff

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This is a work in progress and will contain stories, guidance, coaching, art, and design from my experiences working around the world.

I’ve made the biggest mistakes a man can make – and I’ve come back fighting.

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More than anything now, I want to give back in the way of mentorship and coaching, to men struggling to get their shit together.  I don’t care if you’re 42 or 62, we men fuck up.  It’s a part of who we are.  If we’re smart we learn from each dumbass or ignorant thing we do.  If we’re not – we make them over and over and over again.

So, just wanted you to have something to start with while I finish up this site.  I hope you come back to check us out and tell your friends about it.

Glad to have you here brother,

Jeff

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