No diversion invigorates the body and stimulates the mind as much as clothing. A men’s minimalist business wardrobe is therefore a sound investment to promote your well-being. It alleviates your concerns of your wardrobe’s weariness and strain. It leaves you free to concentrate upon business plans. It clears your mind to receive new ideas. Your least concern is of your wardrobe and its performance.
So, if you’ve arrived here because you live a minimalist lifestyle, are exploring a minimalist lifestyle or simply looking for ways to save money, the following guide will provide some clarity for you.
How do you create a men’s minimalist business wardrobe?
Let’s get started.
The key in removing the challenges of managing a suit wardrobe while adding value is to add a second pair of matching pants. A second pair of pants expands your wardrobe to four suits for the cost of two pants. They add longevity to the two most important suits in your business wardrobe: navy and gray. They minimize the amount of clothing required for an overnight or two-day business trip. You could also add a vest to one or both of the suits, creating a stylistic departure from what sometimes may feel like a uniform.
Managing your shirts and ties also plays a pivotal role in your business wardrobe. It’s important to maintain a rotation of ten shirts: five white and five blue. You must consider the shirts’ constant wear as well as their time spent at the cleaners. You could give a couple of your whites or blues a rest by rotating in a couple shirts for each season. For example: you can wear a lilac and soft pink in the spring and summer months and an ecru and medium shade of blue in the fall and winter months.
You should take advantage of the solid canvas of both the suits and shirts by selecting ties that speak to you and your personality. I recommend selecting two ties for each suit for each season. Right around the time you grow tired of wearing the same two ties, a new season arrives. You can then rotate in two new ties, storing the other two away for next season. Don’t alternate ties with the other suit even if they match. The ties, more than the shirts, will keep your suits looking fresh and new. They’ll keep you from looking like the guy that wears the same thing over and over again.
When it comes to pocket squares, a classic white linen will serve you well. Find a fold you like and remember it doesn’t need to be studied. The most important thing is to make sure you’re wearing the pocket square. The pocket square should not be wearing you.
Having a proper rotation of shoes brings balance and versatility to your business wardrobe. Your shoes and belts should always match in color, and your socks should match your pant in color. When your shoes are at rest, they should be occupied by a pair of cedar shoe trees to help remove moisture and maintain their shape. Lastly, when you’re tied (wearing a tie) at the neck, you should be tied at the feet.
Here are two ways to wear the navy solid suit to its best advantage:
Here are two ways to wear the charcoal gray solid suit to its best advantage:
Minimalist Business Wardrobe – Smart, Simple and Sustainable.
Photo Credit: suits, shirts, ties, socks, pocket square, shoe trees, shoes, belts – SUITSUPPLY
Photo Credit: ties – Brooks Brothers