Dear fuchchas, the sophomores, and also the first-time employees, basically all 20-somethings, this piece is a shopping guide to help you build the fashion closet of your dreams…on a budget.
Your twenties are an exciting phase in your life. The world is, literally, your oyster.
You are constantly hustling, partying, falling in love, getting back up, figuring it out and all that while running on a shoe-string budget.
Well, while you navigate your twenties we are here to help you look your best in making the proverbial ‘hustle’ a tad more aesthetic for you.
The Manbox: Fashion Essentials To Build The Perfect Wardrobe
Here are 12 fashion essentials that will help you give your wardrobe a quick refresh and keep you looking like a rockstar that you are every damn day.
1. A Classic Black Shirt
First things first! Invest in a nice black shirt.
A classic black collar shirt is every guy’s wardrobe staple. Dress it up with a pair of gray trousers and dress loafers for a formal occasion and team it up with a pair of blue jeans and sneakers for a more dressed down look.
Get this Benjamin shirt made in 100% cotton to keep you looking sharp on all occasions.
The Benjamin Shirt
One of our signature styles and best-selling designs, the Benjamin shirt is a slim-fit, 100% cotton shirt that will be a wardrobe staple. Dress this shirt up or down depending on your mood. Care Instructions: Machine Wash Fit Type: Slim Fit Collar: Spread Sleeves:¬†Full Pattern:¬†Solid / Plain Fabric – 100% Premium Cotton, Pre-Washed for extremely soft finish and Guaranteed 0% Shrinkage Post Washing
2. A Playful Off-Duty Shirt
A printed-playful shirt in a relaxed fit will keep you covered on days you want to don a fun and comfy outfit.
Get this bright, tie-dye inspired shirt, that’s perfect for a weekend road trip or summer or fall vacation, and even a coffee date.
The Ezra Shirt
A bright, tie-dye inspired shirt, this one is not for the faint of heart! Perfect for a weekend road trip or summer vacation, the Ezra shirt is all about having fun.¬† Care Instructions: Machine Wash Fit Type: Slim Fit Collar: Mandarin Sleeves:¬†Full Sleeves Pattern: Tie Dye print Fabric – Cotton
3. Checkered Shirt, Check!
A checkered shirt is another investment piece that you must consider buying while giving your wardrobe an overhaul.
Whether it is attending a seminar in college or dressing up for a presentation at work, the classic checks will give your outfit a sophisticated touch.
The Dawson Shirt
Invest in yourself and choose the Dawson shirt to make a great first impression. Dinner meeting or night with friends, this shirt will always be your buddy! Care Instructions: Machine Wash Fit Type: Slim Fit Collar: Button-Down Sleeves:¬†Full Sleeves Pattern: Checkered Print Fabric – 100% Premium Cotton, Pre-Washed for extremely soft finish and Guaranteed 0% Shrinkage Post Washing
4. Your Date Night Polo T-Shirt
Polo T-shirts are a classic and when it meets the magic of timeless stripes, what you get is your perfect date night T-shirt.
Great even for a smart-casual look, this stripe black polo T-shirt will never disappoint you. A versatile design, you can pair this piece with almost anything ranging from chinos to solid blue denims and finish the look with loafers or a pair of mules.
Dennis Lingo Men’s Black Slim Fit Cotton Polo Tshirt
You can’t go wrong with classic stripes, especially when they look this good! A timeless and versatile design, you can pair this¬†polo with almost anything and still look great. Care Instructions: Machine Wash Fit Type: Slim Fit Collar: Spread Sleeves: Half Sleeves Pattern: Striped Fabric – 100% Premium Cotton, Pre-Washed for extremely soft finish and Guaranteed 0% Shrinkage Post Washing
5. Chinos To Accentuate ‘Em Glutes
Chinos are super versatile. Whether it is a casual look or something a tad more formal, they can elevate just about any look.
Basically, chinos are something that will go with all the shirts we have mentioned in the listicle above.
Not to mention, the flattering fit they offer. Have glutes, will show!
Tapered Fit Cotton Chinos
It is a stylish casual pant for men that can be paired either to fit a smart casual or even a formal look.¬†It is super comfortable for you to don the whole day or while you dance the night away.
6. Tough Guy Camouflage Joggers
Joggers have become the new casual staples of all wardrobe staples. You can pair almost everything with a comfy pair of joggers for a comfy-casual look.
Pick one a macho camouflage print to channel that ‘tough guy on the loose’ vibe.
Tapered Fit Cotton Cargo Joggers
Upgrade Your Overall Style With These Dapper Cargo Joggers. This Grey Pair Blends Well With A Button-Up And Sports Jacket Whether You’Re Heading To Work Or A Party.
7. That All-Purpose Black Hoodie
Whether it is dressing comfortably in winters, navigating through transitional weather or catching that early morning flight, hoodies are an all-purpose.
Get all mysterious and funky with this versatile piece from Villain and pair it with joggers to channel that stylish yet effortless look in college or on those casual Fridays in the office.
VILLAIN SNAKE HOODIE FOR MEN
INVOKE THE HIDDEN VILLAIN IN YOU WITH THIS MINIMAL AND STYLISH HOODIE. KEEP IT DARK, MYSTERIOUS AND FUNKY WITH THIS VERSATILE PIECE OF APPAREL WHICH CAN BE PAIRED WITH A PAIR OF JOGGERS OR JEANS FOR THAT STYLISH YET EFFORTLESS LOOK. MACHINE WASH ONLY. DO NOT BLEACH OR BRUSH.
8. Co-ords: Your Holiday Uniform
Summer separates or what we popularly call them ‘co-ords’ are your contemporary holiday uniforms. They are casuals that are easy, effortless, cool and a no-brainer when it comes to styling.
Consider this set in a fancy donald print to add casual-drama to your holiday #OOTDs.
Classy, cool and contemporary, these fancy print co-ords will add drama and glamour to your day. We love how easy it is to style this as well!
9. Silver Chain: The Bling That Your Outfit Needs
‘The devil is in the details,’ they say. And nothing adds some edge and detailing to your look quite like a silver chain.
Being pegged as the man’s best accessory in 2022, a thick chain will surely elevate your A-game in a jiffy.
VILLAIN RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER CHAIN
THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN OR EXCHANGE. LENGTH= 24 INCHES| THICKNESS= 7MM| MAKE= BRASS WITH SILVER RHODIUM-PLATED ROPE CHAIN WITH A SOLID FINISH & CLASSY LOOK COMFORTABLE AND NON-IRRITATING ON THE SKIN STURDY, EASY-TO- USE LOBSTER CLASP FOR CONVENIENT CLOSURE VERSATILE BUILD TO SUIT BOTH FORMAL AND CASUAL STYLES COMES WITH A MATTE-FINISH BLACK BOX FOR STORAGE & SAFETY FROM OXIDIZATION WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR BEST, YOU CAN’T HIDE IT. BE THE VILLAIN OF THE PARTY AND STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD WITH THIS VILLAIN RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER CHAIN. A MODERN TAKE ON THE CLASSIC, THIS SLEEK, MINIMALISTIC DESIGN WILL PROVE TO BE A TIMELESS ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION. AN ACCESSORY FOR ANY OUTFIT, DAY OR NIGHT. IT’S A SUBTLE WAY TO ADD A TOUCH OF PERSONALITY AND EDGE TO YOUR LOOK.
10. Flank & Flaunt Those Sunglasses
No more just a utility item to save you from the sun, sunglasses are a statement accessory. It instantly adds drama to your day-time look and brings attention to your face, c’mon we all want that.
Consider getting this suave metallic pair that doubles up as a bottle opener to let your sunglasses become a conversation starter in a room.
VILLAIN WINGMAN BOTTLE OPENER SUNGLASSES
SIZE MAP: MEDIUM| COLOUR: BLACK| STYLE: WINGMAN FRAME FINISH: METALLIC | LENS: SQUARE EQUIPPED WITH SUPER-GRIP AND SCRATCH-RESISTANCE BUILT-IN METALLIC BOTTLE OPENER ON EACH ARM OF THE FRAME EASY-TO-USE AND DURABLE OPENER FOR ULTIMATE CONVENIENCE FLEXI HINGES FOR FREE-FLOW MOVEMENT WITHOUT HASSLE COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT A PERFECT COMPANION TO YOUR PARTIES, ADVENTURE OR CHILLING MOMENTS LOOKING FOR THE ULTIMATE WINGMAN? THERE’S NONE BETTER THAN THE VILLAIN WINGMAN SUNGLASSES THAT ADD THAT EXTRA ENIGMA TO YOUR VILLAINOUS PERSONALITY. SUPER-GRIP, METALLIC FINISH SUNGLASSES COME WITH A DURABLE, BUILT-IN BOTTLE OPENER THAT ADDS ALL THE CONVENIENCE & STYLE YOU NEED FROM YOUR LOOK. BE IT A DAY OF PARTY, ADVENTURE OR CHILLING, ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR VILLAIN WINGMAN TO CRANK OPEN A GOOD TIME & MAKE YOU STAND OUT AMONGST THE REST.
11. A Rugged Leather Belt
Your style is 60% about the fit of your outfit and 40% about the clothes itself, so get a belt that will keep your pants intact on the waist. Plus, the whole drill of pulling your jeans up every two minutes is beyond unflattering.
A tough and sturdy belt is a must, boys!
VILLAIN Black Leather Belt
STURDY, TOUGH, AND 100% GENUINE LEATHER BLACK BELT VERSATILE FIT FOR ALL OCCASIONS: CASUAL AND FORMAL SCRATCH-RESISTANT AND MINIMAL V-SHAPED METALLIC BUCKLE HIGH-QUALITY BELT WHICH IS DURABLE AND HOLDS UP TO EVERYDAY USE UNIQUE SLIDING MECHANISM. NO PUSHING, NO PULLING, JUST SLIDE THE BELT INTO THE BUCKLE AND ADJUST AS PER YOUR OWN COMFORT RESILIENT; CRACK-PROOF AND IRRITANT-PROOF BRING IN YOUR A-GAME EVERY DAY WITH TOP-QUALITY, 100% GENUINE BLACK LEATHER BELT BY VILLAIN. ADDING FUNCTIONALITY AND CLASS TO YOUR OUTFITS, THIS STYLISH PRODUCT BOASTS OF A ONE-OF-ITS-KIND, METALLIC, AND MINIMAL V-SHAPED BUCKLE THAT COMPLETES YOUR DEVILISH LOOK. TOUGH BUILD, ADJUSTABLE STRAP, AND UNIQUE STYLE. LET YOUR MASCULINITY SHINE WITH THE PERFECT SUPPORTING PARTNER TO YOUR LOOK. BUCKLE UP!
12. A Smartwatch For That Final Touch
A smartwatch is more than just a statement accessory. It is that best friend who reminds you of your calorie count, daily steps, and warns you when your heart starts beating too fast when you see your crush across the room.
Get a smartwatch to lend that final touch to your dope look.
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There you have it lads, our guide to help you build the perfect fashion closet.
We at MensXP believe every young man, no matter where they come from, how much money they have on them, how they look, should feel worthy of being fashionable.
Trust me, it’s plain practice and the younger you start, the better are your chances of discovering your individual style and OWNING IT.