10 Style Essentials Every Man Needs (According to My Husband)

Style Essentials for Men
Not sure what to get the man in your life? Matt, aka @Instahusband, was kind enough to curate a list of his must-have style essentials. These are all things he owns and loves…and he’s even pickier than me, so you KNOW you’re in good hands. For more ideas, check out my holiday gift guide here.

1) Button Down: J. Crew Stretch Shirt

Jcrew button down shirt for men

An easy go-to. Can be worn casual or dressed up. It’s a no brainer. Buy two.

2) Sneakers: Common Projects High TopsCommon Projects high tops

Worth every cent, these shoes will last you forever and are great for all seasons. Don’t waste your hard earned money on cheap sneakers. Buy fewer, buy better. They come in a variety of colors, but I always go for black because they stay clean longer.

3) Socks: Bombas Marl Ankle SocksBombas Grey ankle socks

I’m a recent convert to Bombas. They are the most comfortable socks I’ve ever owned and they give away a pair to someone in need with each pair you purchase. Get them in different lengths/colors depending on your needs.

4) Boots: Thursday Boots Co.

Thursday Boots for Men

Wear these when there’s snow on the ground and you don’t want salt to ruin your everyday shoes. Dark Brown or Black are my top picks.

5) Boxer Briefs: Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Underwear for Men

These boxer briefs won’t ride up and the waist band doesn’t itch. Go have a look at your underwear stash—it’s most likely time for an upgrade.

6) Denim: APC Skinny-Fit Dry Selvedge

APC Denim

APC is a long time leader in the denim game (since 1987), with a strong sense of fit and quality. I’m ALL about quality. Light colors are hard to pull off sometimes so I’d suggest splurging on a dark color. Also, do some research on how to care for denim – you’re really not supposed to wash/dry them.

7) Sweatshirt: Nadaam Cotton Cashmere Sweatshirt

Naadam Cotton Cashmere Sweatshirt for Men

This cotton cashmere sweatshirt from Naadam is the definition of comfortable and affordable luxury. Blended with just the right amount of cashmere, this sweatshirt offers superior softness and warmth when you need it.

8) Long Sleeve: Goodlife Clothing

Goodlife Long Sleeve T Shirt for Men

A long sleeve crew is a must have for a cool Spring day or layering during cold Fall and Winter days.

9) Down Jacket: Canada Goose

Canada Goose Winter Jacket for Men

Canada Goose is the industry standard for warm quality Winter jackets. The brand is very well established and their products are worn by some of the world’s most well known and respected athletes and explorers.

10) Sunglasses: Cutler & Gross

Cutler and Gross Sunglasses for men
Cutler & Gross is a British heritage brand that has been making quality Italian-made eyewear for decades. This specific model is the most classic sunglass shape on the market, and it will always be in style.

1 Comment

  • Stephanie LeCain
    May 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Get all my boyfriend’s gift ideas from your husband’s IG! Such great recommendations!


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