A question on this was asked on Quora & Neeraj’s answer got him 5.6K upvotes till the last count. Now that’s fantastic! It’s amazing not because of the quantum of upvotes but because the suggestions were fairly basic but people really loved it! This shows how great the need to know some serious dressing hacks is. So we are expanding that short response on Quora to get you a more detailed “hacklist”. Here we go:
1. If there was only one shirt in your wardrobe...
Then it has to be a classic tailored long sleeve shirt in 100% cotton, with the following elements: standard placket, standard cutaway collar and single button standard width cuff.
It will save your day for all occasions whether it’s a casual outing, formal occasion, party or whatever.
2. Some all time favorite dressing combinations for men
(I) White shirt & well fitted dark indigo denims
Can be worn while travelling, sightseeing, partying, office-wear (not if there is dress-code), casual outing, basically just about anywhere.
(II) White shirt & charcoal grey trousers (without pleat, nicely cut, side pockets)
Can be worn for officewear, interviews, meeting people, partying, conferences & seminars & even for traveling. Ideal combination for white collar jobs.
(III) Tailored Jacket or a blazer
Even if you are slightly senior in your profile & especially if you manage people, add this to any combination and your stature will be elevated by several notches.
(IV) At least one Tailored Suit:
Always charcoal grey, plain weave (no stripes, no checks and no herringbone) & a bespoke tailored one. You can wear almost all the colors of shirts and ties with this one. Check out our fabric range here. We have far bigger and more economical range available. Contact us to know more...
Socks should always be matched with the trouser color (especially in a formal setting). If that’s not possible, then match it with your shoe color. There is no other way. No white socks to the office.
Nowadays a fantastic collection of printed socks are available in the market. But as of now we are focusing on the hacks, which means, bare necessaities...
4. Belts & Shoes
5. Right Sequence of Wearing Clothes
Step 2: Wear your shirt
Step 3: Wear your trouser
Why? Just try this once and you will know why. Its the smoothest way of wearing your clothes
6. Tie Width = Lapel width
7. Shirt Collars
8. Trying while Buying
9. Shoes wardrobe build up
Shoe Number 1: Classic dress shoes in black leather
Shoe Number 2: Classic boat shoes (with a heal) dominated by tan or black color
Shoe Number 3: Classic dress shoes in tan leather
This will give you a lot of flexibility without compromising on your style quotient