Men’s Wardrobe Essentials

January 11, 2022 | By harperjones

As we turn the page on a new calendar year we have chosen to highlight some wardrobe essentials to check off your list so that at a moment’s notice you will have impeccable pieces to fit any occasion in 2022. Not sure what’s missing or still works in your wardrobe? Let us do the work for you with a private Wardrobe Consultation that allows us to deep-dive into your current lineup so that we can curate a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to help you feel more prepared and confident in the new year. Book your Wardrobe Consultation today to refresh your wardrobe for 2022!


Every man should own his own tuxedo. Trust us, it will serve you well. The most important and memorable moments in your life deserve more than a cheap rental. Dress for special occasions in confidence and style with a tuxedo custom-made for you. When it comes to formalwear fabrics, you are in very good hands with Scabal. They are renowned worldwide for their formal fabrics that range from rich black solids & fancies to sophisticated Midnight Blue hues, and textured fancies with a modern twist. Scabal has firmly established their reputation for impeccable style on the silver screen– having been worn by Hollywood legends Marlon Brando (The Godfather), and Robert DeNiro (Casino), and the list goes on.

The most versatile men’s wardrobe essential. Favored over black or grey, especially if it is your first suit. According to British GQ, “The Navy suit has an appeal that transcends any single occasion… the most adaptable, easily accessorized for corporate, casual, or downright dandy aesthetics.” We concur.


Once you have your go-to Navy suit, consider a classic shade of Grey for your next suit.
Darker charcoal shades of grey are better for Fall, while light-medium shades of grey work well for spring/summer. If you want a little more interest and depth, heathered fabrics woven from mélange yarns add a depth of color and richness over flat grey offerings.

For decades the iconic Navy Blazer was the must-have sport coat, easily paired with a pressed chino, or a grey wool trouser. It was made from wool or wool-blend fabric and adorned with the customary brass buttons, rooted in British Naval uniforms and later adopted by Ralph Lauren and the preppy set. Today’s style is less traditional and stuffy, and more personal. Now you have options that are less rigid, practical, and more comfortable. There are now stretch wool fabrics that also reduce wrinkling and jersey fabrics that offer the ultimate in comfort.


Chinos are the definitive antidote to complaining that jeans are “all” you have to wear. Chinos really are deserving of their status as a wardrobe staple. They are a part of America’s history, as U.S. servicemen returned home and continued to wear their GI cotton pants and as everyday casualwear. Now they’re even more comfortable, look more elevated than denim, and can be easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. As a true essential you’ll be hard-pressed to come up with an outfit that a great pair of chinos won’t complement. Harper + Jones offers custom chinos in an array of luxury seasonal fabrics from storied mills like Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana, and more.


Five-Pocket Pants have gained their way into every man’s wardrobe, as they satisfy the need for a comfortable, casual pant that is extremely versatile and a step above traditional jeans. Harper + Jones Custom Denim / Five Pockets offer a tailor-made fit and feel that a lot of men favor. Offered in luxury fabrics from renowned mills, like Loro Piana’s Mare collection of rich cotton, and luxury blend fabrics that can be paired with almost anything in your wardrobe. They comfortably cover all casual occasions and even semi-dressy occasions that require a dress shirt and sport coat.

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