Every Gentleman Owns These 7 Essentials And Why You Should Too
"Only 7?" You might be asking.
Of course a gentleman has a few more things in his wardrobe but the focus of this post is to highlight the signature pieces.
Pieces that are worn with intention since a gentleman doesn't take action just because.
A wise man once said, "Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice."
This means that even if you don't feel like a gentleman yet, you still have the ability to become one .
It all begins by making sure you have these 7 essentials.
1) A Go-To Suit
A gentleman is always prepared.
Even when they don't wear one on a regular basis, a gentleman knows that an invite to a wedding, conference, or even fancy dinner can come up at any moment.
Rather than scrambling to find one at the last moment or borrowing one from a buddy, a gentleman keeps a grey or a navy single-breasted suit handy.
Of course it's already been tailored and he owns a few reliable dress shirts that can easily be worn with it.
2) A Signature Scent
One that's distinct but not too potent.
A gentleman knows that his scent is a reflection of his personality. Without even realizing it, people can tell a lot about you by the way you smell.
Sweet and subtle means that you're ok with flying under the radar but appreciate smelling nice.
Bold and "in-your-face" scents can be perceived as more aggressive.
No matter which approach a gentleman takes he understands that a few strategically placed sprays is all it takes. There's no need for anyone to smell you from across the room.
3) A Timeless Timepiece
Punctuality is a habit all gentlemen have in common.
This means always knowing what the time is.
Yes you can check your phone but that often means pulling it out of your pocket and turning it on.
When you're a busy guy who's always on the go, that's not always the most convenient approach.
You'll notice all gentlemen own at least one watch that's versatile enough to be worn casually or formally.
It's usually one that isn't too trendy either which means that it's going to be in style for as long as it works.
4) At Least One Pair Of Dress-Shoes
Much like a suit, a gentleman always has a reliable pair of dress shoes on deck.
These will always come in handy during job interviews, dates, and basically any occasion that requires him to dress up.
Brown or black leather dress shoes will be your best bet.
They're versatile enough to be worn with most colours and you can trust that they'll always be in style.
5) A Quality Grooming Kit
Attention to detail.
It's a common trait that all gentlemen share. They know it's more than just looking good.
Addressing the subtle details of grooming is actually a reflection of your character.
It shows that if a gentleman can handle these minor details then he won't miss important details at work or in his relationships.
6) A Pair Of Dark Denim
It's a staple piece.
All gentlemen understand the power of a good pair dark denim.
It serves as the foundation of your casual wardrobe and can easily be dressed up too. Your best bet will always be a dark blue pair.
The right pair can last you for a few years as long as you keep it simple.
Avoid embellishments or ripped jeans since trends like that only tend to last a few seasons at best.
7) A Dressier Coat (Trench-coat, overcoat, peacoat)
What good is a great outfit if you're going to wrap it up in a jacket that doesn't pair well with it?
Every gentleman owns a variation of a coat that they can easily dress up.
This includes trench-coats, overcoats, or a peacoat.
Each of which can easily take any outfit from laid-back and casual to sophisticated and classy without looking like you're trying too hard.
There you have it!
7 pieces every gentleman owns.
You'll notice that attention to detail is a key focus for all gentlemen. This applies to everything from their grooming habits to the way they dress.
Nothing is done without intention. Remember that these are just a few of the staples.
I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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