What Every Man Should Have In His Formal Wardrobe

What Every Man Should Have In His Formal Wardrobe

John NguyenAug 31, '17

Do you have a networking event to go to? Or maybe you have a wedding to go to or some important business conferences to attend. Whatever the case is, this is a basic guide that can help you build a wardrobe that will break everyone's necks when you on walk by.


Alright, let’s start with the most formal option that you can get. When you need to go full on James Bond or when you simply need to look your best, go for the tux. This is something that you don’t want to skimp out on. When you’re buying your tux, make sure it fits razor sharp.

Blazers/ Sport Coats

Wait a minute, you might be wondering, what’s the difference with a blazer and a suit jacket? Blazers and sports jackets are like suit jackets that are cut a little shorter. It’s best to get a blazer that has little structure to it so that it drapes over your body and gives you a more casual look. That way, you have more than just your suit to wear. Spice it up with a contrasting pocket square and you’ll be good to go. To start off your collection, go with a basic navy or gray jacket.

Vest/ Waistcoat

A lot of people think the vest only belongs in a suit but it can be really versatile if you want it to be. If you want a more formal look, go for materials that are smoother and shinier like satin. However, if you want to mix things up and want to wear it more casually for the fall/winter, I would opt for more rugged materials like tweed and corduroy. Wear it with a jacket or with a button shirt underneath. You can even throw on a pair of chinos or jeans with it too.

French Cuff Shirt

The French cuff is the most formal type of shirt you can wear. A high quality French cuff will require less ironing and will maintain a nice and crisp shape while you’re wearing it. It should stretch with your body and give off a sleek, sexy, and smooth sheen.


Keep in mind that blazers are not supposed to be part of a suit so when you’re choosing some trousers to wear, go for something that is a different color from your jacket. White, khaki and gray flannel are some staple colors that will work with anything.  When you’re choosing your trousers, they should follow the natural curvatures of your body. They shouldn’t be so tight as to give you a wedgie but should be tight enough to not fall off your body without a belt or suspenders.


For the fall and winter, I would opt for a pea coat, over coat, or trench coat. Here’s a tip. Decide whether or not you’re going to wear anything thick under the coat. If you’re planning on wearing a suit underneath, make sure you get one with enough room in the shoulders to account for it.

Formal Shoes

Get a pair of plain or cap toe oxfords for your more formal occasions. If you want to a slightly more casual look, you can go for some brogues or wingtip oxfords. For colder or rainy weather, I would opt for dress boots because of their high ankles. No one wants to get dirt or water into their boots. That’s just nasty.

Last Words

And there you have it! Every man should own these items in their fall formal wardrobe. You can spice up your look with some cuff links, tie bars, different ties, and belts. Did we get them all? What are some necessary items that you have in your fall wardrobe? We would love to know. Leave a comment down below or share our good shit with your friends.

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