A great wardrobe is one in which most of the pieces can be utilized and combined in a variety of ways. Versatility: one of my core menswear values. You already know that one of my favorite things to talk about—and illustrate—is how a few simple changes to one outfit can lead to a dramatically different outcome. Compare this look to this one and this one to this one. In other words, you don’t necessarily need more clothes, just the right clothes to keep things interesting. To continue this conversation, here’s another example.
This is a play on Monday’s simple casual look. Same shirt, same chinos, same hat. To dress it up and take it from relaxed and rugged to workwear with a bit of funkiness, I simply added one of my favorite blazers, swapped the suede loafers for a dressier pair, and took a bag along. Simple changes and additions, big transformation.
I’ve yet to dedicate a post to men’s bag styles, but this is as good opportunity as any. A man’s bag should not only be functional, but should also fit seamlessly with his style and personality. A tote is a a great grab and go bag and I’ve found myself taking this one along on just about a daily basis. There’s space for everything, including laptop, camera, external hard drive, and plenty of pockets to keep business cards, cords, extra batteries, etc. organized. More to follow in the future specifically on men’s bag styles.