5 Stylish Pieces Every Man Should Own

From the white dress shirt to dark wash jeans, no closet is complete without these wardrobe staples

Gentlemen, take note: there’s no fighting the power of a few tailored pieces. From a dapper black suit to a perfectly sleek dress shoe, keeping the closet fully stocked with polished separates is key. They’ll become your new go-to staples, but will also mix in perfectly with the items you already own. Treat these five pieces as your style rules to live by.

Men's Closet Stock Up

1. The Sleek Dress Shoe
An everyday fixture in the office, a slim-fitting shoe is the best way to ground an outfit and keep any look noticeably dapper from head to toe. Wear these with everything from a suit to jeans and a dress shirt, and you’ll be dressed to impress in a snap.

2. The Dark Wash Jeans
No faded, worn-in jeans here. This polished pair is perfect for both casual hangouts with the guys and for the office (wear with a blazer, white dress shirt, or your favorite vintage tee).

3. The Silk Tie
Just the thing to add a touch of personality to any outfit? A tie in bold colors or patterns that you’ll wear with everything. Try pairing this one with a plain white, black, or grey dress shirt, or take it one step further and mix with a patterned shirt in the same color family.

4. The White Dress Shirt
The foundation of every good suit-and-tie combo, sport coat, or cashmere sweater? The always-smart, classic white shirt.

5. The Tailored Black Suit
The male equivalent of every woman’s LBD, this is something to keep in the closet for special occasions. You also get double the mileage out of it, because you can mix and match the coat with other pants and vice versa. Total style score.

Our His Closet Stock-Up: Style for Everything Boutique opens Sunday, February 10, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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February 10, 2013