Trends come and go, but great style is forever. Certain menswear staples — like a white button-down shirt, classic black penny loafers and beige chinos — have stood the test of time thanks to their inherent versatility. Look after them lovingly and they'll see you stylishly through endless seasons and fashion fads.
Here are seven classic menswear staples that you'll reach for time and again.
THE SHIRT: Uniforms for the Dedicated Oxford White Riviera Shirt
Made in Portugal from 100% organic cotton, this short-sleeved button down shirt from Uniforms for the Dedicated is perfect for the summer months, whether you're jetting off to a tropical destination or bouncing around business meetings. The bowling collar adds a retro-inspired touch, while the relaxed fit and lightweight fabric lends the shirt ultimate comfort. Take 10% off your purchase using the discount code summercut for a limited time only.
THE WATCH: Instrmnt 01-C Silver / Black Watch
With its sleek black leather strap and minimalist dial, this understated watch from Instrmnt is a contemporary classic. It fuses high quality Swiss construction with unfussy design for a timeless accessory that will look just as great with formal tailoring as with your go-to uniform of indigo jeans and a plain T-shirt.
THE GLASSES: VIU Black Havanna Shiny Dapper Glasses
These unisex glasses from Swiss eyewear label VIU fuse expert craftsmanship with a pared-back design that will work perfectly with any outfit. The classic round frames are crafted from durable Italian acetate while anti-scratch lenses are guaranteed to stand the test of time.
THE SHOES: G.H. Bass & Co. Black Leather Easy Weejuns Lincoln Loafers
You can never go wrong with a sophisticated pair of penny loafers. These black leather loafers from G.H. Bass & Co. were first manufactured by the American footwear label in 1936 and remain one of the most iconic styles of shoe today. Hand-stitched in El Salvador, they feature a supple leather sole and footbed cushioning for maximum comfort. Team them with tailored trousers or turned-up jeans.
THE TROUSERS: Asket Beige Chino Trousers
Beige chinos have long been a failsafe menswear essential thanks to their supreme versatility. These meticulously crafted cotton-satin weave chinos from Asket tick all the right boxes, with their timeless colouring, a classic fit and just the right amount of stretch. Add an airy overshirt and pair of white sneakers for an easy weekend look.
THE JUMPER: Verlan Ecru Grosgrain Sweatshirt
French label Verlan is renowned for its contemporary takes on classic menswear staples. This plain white sweatshirt epitomises the brand's understated approach to design and makes for a simple yet luxurious addition to any wardrobe. Dress it up with smart trousers and derby shoes or opt for a casual aesthetic with low top sneakers and jeans.
THE SNEAKERS: ETQ Amsterdam White LT 01 Sneakers
A sturdy pair of white sneakers is a menswear must-have. These sleek leather trainers from ETQ Amsterdam are as versatile as they come, thanks to their minimalist design and timeless silhouette. A luxurious take on classic tennis sneakers, they'll work with just about anything in your wardrobe no matter the season.
Take your wardrobe to the next level with these summer accessories for men.