THE DETAILS: NEVER OUT OF STYLE

 

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Everything you need, zilch that you don't. That's the thought behind Donald Anthony’s Essentials, the clothes that are at all times in style. Most of the items on the list were essential half a century ago, we expect they'll still be appropriate in 50 years’ time. Naturally, the list includes, Ray-Ban aviators, a Burberry trench coat, Oxford cotton shirts and white Sunspel boxer shorts, these are the keystones of a relaxed dapper style.

So, whether a man's looking to make a flawless working wardrobe, or he's just got an eye for classic style, The Essentials contains the necessary building blocks. These are not the clothes for a 21st-century dandy, but for a man who values cool tailored perfection over vivid self-expression. Thanks to a timeless range of colours, navy blue, white, grey, black and khaki, the items will remain modern and suitable for years to come.

 

There are suits for the office, blazers for dinner and jeans for the weekend, as well as swim shorts and polo shirts for the holidays, and a bag in which to put them all. Aside from its everlasting elegance, the other great benefit of this minimal wardrobe is that all the clothes work mutually. The simple colour palette guarantees there will be no unlucky clashes, just harmonious, sophisticated combinations. This makes it much easier to get dressed when you're rushing in the morning.

 

The Essentials provides a style shortcut, an intense edit of everything that a gentleman needs. Some things are forever.

 

Don't be. Become.

 

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A charcoal suit, snowy-white shirt, navy grenadine tie and crisp pocket square make for unbeatable formal attire. Put your essentials into an Essential, Bottega Veneta’s Six Card Wallet.

 

Ray-Ban’s aviators have been on sale for more than 75 years, and they’ll be worn for many more. Cargo trousers are a recent addition to menswear’s hall of fame, but we couldn’t get through the summer without a pair.

 

The blue blazer is the most versatile jacket a man can own. Here, it lends some class to an otherwise casual ensemble, this outfit would hit the spot in a neighbourhood eatery.

 

A well-crafted brown leather holdall is the kind of item a man only needs to buy once, it will never be too small, or out of fashion. Take care of it, and it will take care of you.

 

The blue blazer is the most versatile jacket a man can own. Here, it lends some class to an otherwise casual ensemble, this outfit would hit the spot in a neighbourhood eatery.

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A U T H O R
Donald Anthony

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Vadim Sherbakov

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Apart from sports stadia and very formal weddings, a navy-blue suit is appropriate almost everywhere. Add a sweater for cool mornings and a brown leather briefcase for contrast.