MyBag Man: 18 Wardrobe Staples Every Man Should Own

Michael Drake – founder of the largest independent tie manufacture in England – once said that “men should be stylish, not fashionable.” Trends come and go, so the discerning gentleman should avoid fashion fads and keep his style clean, minimal and traditional – and luckily, it doesn’t take a wardrobe-ful of pieces to get the look.

Consider yourself a stylish gent? See whether you’re missing out on any crucial wardrobe must-haves below…

A Classic White Shirt

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Crisp, fresh and perfect for work or play, a white shirt is an obvious building block of any man’s wardrobe.

A Soft Blue Cotton Shirt

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For when a white shirt just won’t do – or for less formal occasions – opt for a soft cotton shirt in pastel shades of periwinkle blue.

A Timeless Watch

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No pun intended. Choose styles with minimalist faces and supple leather straps that won’t become dated or tired – we like these Daniel Wellington watches for a traditional look.

A Crew Neck Sweater


Give your shirt-and-trousers combination and instant refresh by layering a buttery-soft crew neck over the top.

A Beautifully Tailored Suit

It goes without saying that every man should own a bespoke tailored suit: choose grey or navy for a less somber appearance than classic black.

MyBag Man: Questionable Fashion Items To Throw Out This Winter


MyBag Man: Questionable Fashion Items To Throw Out This Winter

The new year is fast approaching, which we think means it’s time for a wardrobe cull (and then a refresh, too). We’ve told you what wardrobe staples every man should own, but now it’s time to find out which ones should go firmly in the bin…

2016-11-22 11:33:48By Lily Shepherd

White Trainers


Trainer lovers, rejoice: white sneakers are understated but effortlessly casual for kicking back in your leisure time.

A Leather Satchel


Whether you’re running errands or dashing from meeting to meeting, a satchel is a must. Ideal for carrying tablets, laptops, paperwork or just a change of clothes for the gym, these Ted Baker bags are the epitome of sophisticated luxe.

Chelsea Boots


Perfect with skinny jeans and a casual tee, Chelsea boots are easy to style but undeniably suave.


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Whether you choose lighter, caramel coloured trousers or a darker pair, chinos are the very definition of smart-casual.

Leather Brogues

Every man needs a pair of smart shoes appropriate for the office, and leather brogues are a more modern take on the classic Oxfords.

Suede Loafers


Tassels optional: a suede loafer blends comfort with style, and can be worn with the majority of trouser styles.

A Grey Sweatshirt


Charcoal or heather grey – whichever shade you pick, a grey sweatshirt will quickly become your everyday go-to for leisurewear. Derek Rose are renowned for their beautifully-made pieces, and are a firm favourite at MyBag HQ.

A Trench Coat

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Is there a more classic piece of outerwear than a trench coat? Choose double-breasted styles with a buckled belt for a versatile style that will see you through the seasons with ease.

A Leather Jacket

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Universally on-trend, a leather jacket should take pride of place in your wardrobe.

Aviator Sunglasses


Aviators have stood the test of time as the hottest shape of sunglasses, and, when investing in a pair, it simply has to be Ray-Ban.

A Blazer


Wear with a shirt for formal events or layered over a simple tee for weekend drinks: a blazer is a preppy must-have for any wadrobe.

Good Quality Jeans

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Never underestimate the power of a good pair of jeans – choose denim of the highest quality from well-respected brands and manufacturers.

A High Quality White Tee

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For chilling out, layering under knits or wearing to the gym, a plain white tee will be one of the key focus pieces of your wardrobe.

Discover more stylish pieces for the on-trend man here.

Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd


Lover of statement accessories, scented candles, anything pink and a little bit of sparkle. A Southern girl in Manchester, when I’m not drooling over designer handbags I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home. My signature look? A nude lip and a very flamboyant pair of shoes.