Let’s say you have a sudden opportunity to go out. You need to throw something on—but you have to look your best. Whatever your need might be—formal, casual, business casual—you need a wardrobe that has the items to suit just about any situation at a moment’s notice. You love classic menswear clothing, but your bare-bones wardrobe can’t quite fulfill every need for every season. What are you missing? We have a few suggestions for some key purchases that can take your vintage wardrobe to the next level.
Item #1: A Warm Sweater
You remember how grandma used to tell you to put on a sweater? Maybe she was on to something. A high quality, warm sweater can be one of the best investments you make in your wardrobe. And while the science behind it preventing a cold is probably debatable, the impact this piece of classic menswear clothing will have on your style is undeniable.
Take the cardigan sweaters you see here at Vintage 1946. While they’re warm and comfortable, one of the most tangible benefits is how easy they are to use as an outer layer. Wear them with a T-shirt, a button-down, a polo—just about anything you can think of. Not only will it help pull together any outfit you already have, but it will add another dimension to your wardrobe, which means you won’t have to break the bank buying all sorts of new clothing articles this season.
Item #2: Stretch Corduroy
A warm pair of pants is crucial, of course, but if you buy the right Stretch Corduroy, you’ll find that you’ll have a denim alternative that’s appropriate for a range of climates and seasons. Not only are our corduroy pants constructed from mostly cotton—which gives them a breathable, breezy quality—but they also feature elastane for the flexibility you’ll need when tackling whatever comes your way.
Whether you’re attending a dinner party, heading home for the holidays, or simply want to look your best when out running errands, stretch corduroy provides just a little bit of color and variety in your wardrobe. But the best part about corduroy is that they can be worn as a staple just as easily, which helps you get the full value of your investment.
Item #3: A Plaid Shirt
You might have plenty of button-downs in your wardrobe. But how many of them are monochromatic, offering nothing in the way of color or contrast? If you want to spice things up a bit, you’re going to have to embrace some contrasting colors, which is where our wovens come in handy.
Even a solid shirt like “pink lemonade” offers some contrast that livens up any wardrobe. And what’s great about these shirts is that they work equally well as a bottom layer in an outfit or as a feature piece when the weather outside is on the warm side. Either way, you’ll have plenty of color to show off, breaking up your usual routine and giving your basic wardrobe that pop it needs.
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