We all, I think, know what the "essentials" in a wardrobe are -- those two worsted suits, a navy blazer, some kind of tweedy jacket, gray flannels, light blue shirts, tasteful solid ties, black captoe oxfords. We have Manton's list to remind us of the bare sartorial bones.
I'm curious about the items that other members consider "personal essentials" -- the items of clothing that might not be something everyone needs, but which you wouldn't want to do without. I think we can safely leave out those items required by the weather.
-A camel hair jacket, with patch pockets and swelled edges.
-Prescription sunglasses (as a glasses wearer, of course).
-Some kind of wristwatch.
What are yours?