Fall & Winter Men's Wardrobe Checklist

Do you have all your Fall & Winter menswear wardrobe essentials?   Here is a basic checklist to ensure you're ready to Live Dapper during the colder months.  Add or subtract items for a custom fit wardrobe for your lifestyle.

  • 1 Overcoat in grey or navy, add a second custom camel overcoat for variety
  • 2 Suits: 1 flannel & 1 bright slate (the new “it” color), try a custom three piece suit in thick chalk stripe and wear the vest with jeans for a warmer, dressed up look
  • 2 Sport Coats: 1 textured solid in a blue, grey, or charcoal & 1 subtle pattern like a glenplaid or herringbone
  • 5 Dress shirts, 10 if needed the full work week:  white, blue, lavender and 2 fun patterns (try a dot, paisley, or chambray this season), try all custom shirts to ensure a consistent fit
  • 3 Trousers: blue, grey, and tan plus 2 flannel pairs in any color
  • 1 Long sleeve polo, perfect for casual Fridays or weekends, and can easily be worn with a sport coat
  • A cardigan, v-neck, or shawl lapel sweater, try the latter for a more updated look
  • 2 belts, one black, one brown; Try a custom belt for fun in suede or a with a contrast stitch
  • 5 patterned socks in subtle colors, too bold is too last year
  • 5 ties in smaller patterns to make matching easy: 1 of each base color- 2 blue, purple, green,  and red, try wool for an updated look
  • Pocket squares: 2 white, 1 blue, and 2 fun prints, be sure they match your suits and sport coats

Wardrobe Tips - The Short List: Organize & Simplify

Take advantage of the long, cold months to organize your wardrobe in 3 simple steps:

  1. Assess - create 3 piles of clothing. a. Toss, for items that no longer fit or are not functional for you b. Tailor, for items that need a little adjusting c. Save, for your go-to pieces
  2. Organize - donate garments to re-purpose & visit your tailor to take care of any fit issues. Hang the remaining shirts & trousers on matching hangers and use cedar storage for sweaters and shoes.
  3. Maintain - only purchase clothing that fits you and your lifestyle. Your Sales Designer can help you determine what the best pieces are to grow or compliment what you already own. Also, consider investing in a steamer for under $100 to remove wrinkles quickly & easily.

Wardrobe essentials for every man in Fall/Winter:

  • 3 suits: navy blue, grey, and flannel
  • 1 classic sport coat with 2-3 pairs of trousers to match
  • 15 shirts - a set for 1 week of travel, backup at home, and at the cleaners
  • 1 overcoat
  • 1 cashmere sweater

Remember, proper fit is essential and will make or break your look! For examples, see our Before and After pictures.