Living a good life is not about owning more buy owning the perfect amount of something. In today's post.. I'm sharing 51 things every man should own.
What are the essential items that every man should have?
Certain things that are just necessary.
These things not only make your life easier but also help you look your best.
Let's look at the 51 things that every man should own:
1. A well-tailored suit
Every man needs a suit that fits perfectly. It's a timeless piece that can be worn on various occasions, from weddings to parties to job interviews.
Colors you can buy for your suit. Black or Navy or Grey. If you're a flamboyant types... try Tobacco or Brick red suits.
2. A classic wristwatch
A wristwatch is not only a functional accessory but also a statement piece. Invest in a minimalist watch that will never go out of style.
You can buy a watch with a leather band or a metal band based on your preference.
3. Quality leather shoes
A pair of well-made leather shoes will elevate any outfit.
They are stylish, helps you command respect and add a touch of sophistication to your overall look.
I don't have a job.. so I don't prefer wearing brogues, oxford or derby. But I do own a quality pair of leather boots.
4. A versatile blazer
A blazer is a versatile piece that can be dressed up or down.You can wear your blazer with a t-shirt or a shirt.
Dress it up by wearing it with a formal shoes and tucked in shoes. Or dress it down by wearing a cool t-shirt and stylish sneakers.
It adds a touch of elegance to any outfit, whether you're going for a casual or formal look.
5. A stylish wallet
Your wallet is something you carry every day, make it count.
Invest in a quality leather wallet that reflects your personality and taste. If you're vegan... you can also opt for a vegan leather wallet as well.
Plus point if you match the color of your wallet with your belt.
6. A reliable toolset
Every man should have a basic toolset for those small repairs and DIY projects around the house. You don't need to "call the guy" for everything. You can repair a few things own your own. It's a sign of resourcefulness and being manly.
7. A good quality pocket knife
A pocket knife is a handy tool for various situations. From opening packages to outdoor activities. If you're someone who loves to go on a long walk in the nature... it's a good ideas to have a quality knife in your pocket. It helps a lot.
Choose one that is durable and easy to carry. You can also buy a handcrafted knife from etsy.
8. A comfortable pair of jeans
Jeans are a staple in every man's wardrobe.
Invest in a pair that fits you well and feels comfortable. Every man should own one indigo denim and one black denim. So you can wear them for any occasion. I'm not a fan of wearing ripped jeans bur if that's what you like to wear... go for it.
9. A classic white dress shirt
A white dress shirt is a timeless piece that can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. I'd recommend to have multiple pieces of white shirts in different silhouettes. One formal white shirt and one casual white shirt.
It's a versatile item that every man should have in his closet.
10. A stylish pair of sunglasses
Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from the sun but also add a touch of style to your look. Choose a pair of sunglasses based on your face shape. My go-to daily wear style is wayfarer. I also own a pair of Aviators. But pick a sunglasses that suits your style.
11. A well-fitted leather jacket
A leather jacket is a classic piece that never goes out of style.If you're a vegan or like me live in a tropical weather.. you can opt for a vegan leather jacket as well.
It adds a rugged and masculine touch to any outfit. If you love riding a bike... you can also have a pair of a cool biker jacket.
12. A high-quality grooming kit
Invest in a grooming essentials that includes all, a razor, shaving cream, and moisturizer. Don't roam around like a homeless person. Have a habit of grooming yourself properly. I'm not a fan of a major skin care routine... but if you're... you can buy serum, facials and face wash etc.
Taking care of your appearance is essential for every man.
13. A comfortable pair of sneakers
Sneakers are not only comfortable but also versatile. If you're following me on Instagram... you know that I'm a massive fan of white sneakers. I own at least 6 pair of white sneakers.
You can pair you sneakers with jeans, chinos, or even a suit for a more casual yet well-put looks.
14. A classic leather belt
A leather belt is functional and also adds a touch of style to your outfit. Only rule you need to follow here to match your belt with your shoes.
Invest in a high-quality belt that will last longer. Oh... and do not buy a belt with big ugly buckles. Keep it simple.
15. A backpack
Whether you're traveling or going to work, a stylish backpack is a must-have. I'd like to have 2 backpacks. One that's for daily use that can hold my laptop and daily essentials. And second one for when I'm traveling.
Look for one that is durable, spacious, and comfortable to carry.
16. A stylish pair of dress shoes
Dress shoes are essential for formal occasions. A good dress shoes will be useful to you in your job and also when gong out to parties.
Invest in a pair that is comfortable and matches your personal style.
17. A classic trench coat
A trench coat adds a touch of elegance to any outfit on rainy days. Own a trench coat in a black or navy color to keep neutral buy stylish.
It's perfect for those rainy days or when you want to make a statement.
18. A versatile sports jacket
A sports jacket is a versatile piece that you can dressed up or down. It helps you stand apart even when you're wearing casuals.
Sports jacket is perfect for you if when you're going out a date or going to a bar with friends or even use to create a business casual outfit that'll look good in the office as well.
19. A stylish tie
A tie is a classic accessory that adds a touch of elegance to any outfit. Invest in a few different styles and colors to match your wardrobe. A few simple rules to keep in mind. Learn how to tie a tie.
- Don't buy a tie that's too skinny or too wide.
- Don't wear a printed tie with a printed shirt.
20. A well-fitted pair of chinos
Chinos are a great alternative to jeans. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion, and offer a more polished look. You can wear your chinos with a shirt or a t-shirt. Dress it up a with a jacket or dress it down with a good polo shirt.
21. A leather briefcase
A leather briefcase is a useful accessory and also a statement piece if you love doing everything in style. It adds a touch of professionalism and sophistication to your overall look.
22. A pair of dress socks
Dress socks are often overlooked, but they can make a big difference in your overall look. Invest in a few pairs that are comfortable and match your outfits. I'm not a fan of wearing white socks. The only rule to follow here to always match your socks with your pants.
That means don't wear a light color socks with a black jeans. However, if there are not hard rules here. You can even opt for fun socks if that's your game.
23. A stylish winter coat
A winter coat is a must-have for the winters. Pick the one that is warm, stylish, and durable to protect you in harsh weathers. You don't need a winter coat if you're living a tropical weather.
24. A classic leather passport holder
A leather passport wallet is a timeless accessory that every man should own. A good passport wallet is a must-have if you're a frequent flyer.
It not only holds your essentials but also adds a touch of style to your airport look.
25. A versatile pair of loafers
Loafers are a comfortable and stylish alternative to dress shoes. Loafers are great for weekends and casual parties. You can buy your loafers in various materials suck a leather, suede etc. (Just a quick heads up... Crocs are NOT loafers)
Loafers can be worn with jeans, chinos, or even a suit for a more casual and sharp look.
26. A well-fitted polo shirt
A polo shirt is classic. You can dress it up or down. You can wear a polo shirt with a chinos or jeans. Layer it up with a blazer to dress up your polo shirt outfit.
It's perfect for those casual occasions when you want to look stylish and put together.
27. A stylish leather bracelet
A leather bracelet adds a touch of style and masculinity to your overall look. Choose one that suits your personal style and complements your outfits. There are many types of bracelets you can wear. Leather bracelet, beads bracelet or metal bracelet.
28. A reliable umbrella
Don't let the rain ruin your day. Invest in a durable but stylish umbrella that is compact, and easy to carry.
29. A classic pair of aviator sunglasses
Aviator sunglasses are a timeless that'll never go out of style. They are perfect for those sunny days or when you want to protect your eyes while looking dapper.
30. A comfortable pair of sweatpants
Sometimes, you just want to relax and be comfortable. Invest in a pair of high-quality sweatpants that are both comfortable and stylish. Athleisure is rage now a days. You see guys wearing sweatpants and t shirts almost everywhere. Be it at a party, office or just handing out with friends.
31. A stylish leather watch strap
If you already have a wristwatch, consider investing in a couple stylish leather watch straps. You can also go for bold colors like brick red or olive green. It can completely change the look of your watch and add a touch of style to your wrist.
32. A classic denim jacket
A denim jacket is a must have wardrobe piece for men. It adds a touch of casual coolness to any outfit. Whether you're going for a laid-back or edgy look. Dark blue denim with a white t-shirt and denim jacket is my go outfits.
33. A reliable travel bag
Whether you're going on a weekend getaway or a business trip, a reliable travel bag is a must-have. I like to have multiple bags. One is a leather duffel bag that I carry on short trips and the second one is a suitcase for long vacations.
Look for one that is spacious, durable, and easy to carry.
34. A stylish pair of boots
Boots are not only practical but also stylish. Boots are cool. I own multiple pairs. Suede Chelsea boots and leather boots. I'm not much of a hiker so I don't have a hiking boots but you can own them if you like adventures.
Invest in a pair that is comfortable, durable, and matches your personal style.
35. A flannel shirt
Flannel shirts are cool. They're perfect for casual outfits or traveling. You can even layer them over a t-shirt for more rugged but stylish looks.
36. A versatile button-down shirt
A button-down shirt is a wardrobe essential. If you're like me and like to keep your style clean and simple... you should own a white shirts, a black shirt and one navy shirt. Of course you can have check or stripe shirts if that's what you like.
It's perfect for those occasions when you want to look polished and put together.
37. A stylish pair of driving gloves
Driving gloves not only protect your hands but also add a touch of style to your overall look. Choose a pair that is comfortable and matches your personal style.
38. A reliable duffel bag
A duffel bag is a versatile accessory that can be used for various purposes, from gym sessions to weekend getaways. Look for one that is spacious, durable, and easy to carry.
39. A classic leather belt
A leather belt is a timeless accessory that every man should own. It not only holds your pants up but also adds a touch of style to your overall look. Only rule here to follow is to match your belt with your shoes.
40. A versatile pair of shorts
Shorts are a must-have for those hot summer days or your perfect beach vacation. Again, I'm not a fan of printed shorts so I own 2 shorts... black and navy. But, there are tons of great printed shorts are available in the market. You can pick the one that feel right to you.
Invest in a pair that is comfortable, stylish, and matches your personal style.
41. A stylish leather messenger bag
A leather messenger bag is a functional and stylish accessory that every man should own. It's perfect for those occasions when you want to look professional and put together.
42. A reliable pair of running shoes
Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting your fitness journey. A solid pair of running shoes is a must-have. The good thing today is that even running shoes are well-designed. And you can even wear them with your athleisure outfits.
Look for ones that are comfortable, supportive, and durable.
43. A classic baseball cap
A baseball cap is an accessory that can be worn for both practical and stylish purposes. A good cap will make you look cool and will also keep safe from harsh sun. I'm including baseball cap here just because I love wearing them. But you can go for a dad-hat or any other style of cap. I own two caps. Black and olive green.
It's perfect for those casual days when you want to look cool and laid-back.
44. A reliable pair of hiking boots
If you enjoy outdoor activities, (like trekking. hiking, mountain climbing) a durable pair of hiking boots is a must-have. Look for ones that are comfortable, waterproof, and provide good grip.
45. A versatile pair of swim trunks
Swim trunks are a must-have for those beach or pool days. You can go wild here. But in colors. Prints. I own one swim trunk. It's in navy color. Invest in a pair that is comfortable, stylish, and matches your personal style.
46. A stylish leather keychain
A leather keychain is a an accessory that can add a touch of style to your everyday life. Choose one that reflects your personality and taste.
47. A versatile pair of dress pants
Dress pants are essential for formal occasions. If weather permits go for wool pants. If not you can go for polyester pants. For those beach days and summer days you can also go for linen pants.
Invest in a pair that is comfortable, well-fitted, and matches your personal style.
48. A reliable pair of flip flops
Flip flops are a must-have for those casual days. They are relaxing and easier on the feet. They're easier to carry on vacations.
Invest in a pair that is comfortable, durable, and matches your personal style.
49. A versatile pair of dress boots
Dress boots are a stylish alternative to dress shoes. They can be worn with jeans, chinos, or even a suit for a more casual and modern look.
These are just a few of the essential items that every man should own.
Remember, it's not about the quantity but the quality of the items you choose.
Own few things but make sure they're high quality. Oh... and quality doesn't mean expensive. You don't need to buy over-priced high-street fashion brands. There are tons of indie brands that are building solid things that last longer for affordable prices.
Invest in pieces that reflect your personal style, are versatile, and will last for years to come. If you want to make your wardrobe timeless... adopt the capsule wardrobe philosophy.
So, gear up and embrace the adventure of being a well-prepared and stylish man!