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Most versatile article of clothing

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HitMan009, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. HitMan009

    HitMan009 Senior member

    May 23, 2003
    I would like to know what each of you would consider the most versatile article of clothing one has in his wardrobe. I am primary focusing on tops but any comments is fine. For me, I would say it would have to be my simple but extremely versatile Polo white button down shirt. I can pair it with jeans and a sweater for a casual look in the fall and winter. In the summer, I can roll up the sleeves with a pair of chinos for a clean no nosense look. I would say this question also pertains to the most classic items in one's wardrobe. Please let me know what you consider as the most versitile or classic items in one's waredrobe. Basically the item that is always reliable, etc etc....
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    A slim, pale blue button down (CoSTUME National) with dual button cuffs fulfills essentially the same function for me - dress down with jeans, wear under a suit, or pair with slim gray flannels and chelsea boots for business casual or after work at the bar.
  3. BjornH

    BjornH Senior member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I would have to choose two articles, both having the same properties - to make dressing easy in the morning if the coffee isn't working it's magic and the dandy in me is still fast asleep.

    I always try to own at least one plain medium/light blue shirt - it's the best backdrop for a tie that I know of. If it's in the hamper then it's the trusty plain navy tie that saves the day. It goes with almost any shirt that has some blue in it - although it really has to be a patterned one. It does not have to be totally plain - just plain enough so that it does not interfere with any patterns on the shirt. I currently have two ties in this role, both with subtle patterns from T&A and the current blue shirts are from T&A and TM Levin.

  4. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

    Jul 9, 2002
    New York
    For me, the most versitile article of clothing I have is not a shirt, but my charcoal wool trousers. It's true that I don't wear them to the beach, but for how I dress virtually everyday, they're invaluable. I can wear them with any color shirt, brown shoes, black shoes - I even pair them with mustard yellow shoes. Throw on a sportcoat or blazer and a tie and you can sit down in any restaurant. Roll up your sleeves and unbutton your shirt and you're instantly casual. I don't know what I'd do without them.
  5. Joe G

    Joe G Senior member

    May 22, 2002
    For me, it's either charcoal wool trousers (like PM), dark indigo jeans, or a black sportcoat.



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