Upgrade ideas for your new wardrobe in the new year — and the best clothes, shoes, and seven-fold ties to make them happen.
1. I will embrace the new
2. I will restock my basics
Shirt ($59) and tie ($49) by Black Brown 1826.
3. I will upgrade my weekend wear
Peacoat ($295), polo shirt ($65), and trousers ($85) by Lincs David Chu; leather-and-suede sneakers ($98) by Fossil.
4. I will buy a third pair of dress shoes
Because a man can’t survive on two pairs of dress shoes alone, and with a pair of dapper yet functional monk-strap shoes, you’ll give yourself 50 percent more options for daily wear.
Derby shoes ($1,660) by John Lobb.
5. I will in a made-to-measure suit
It fits better, feels great, and, in the case of Prada’s MTM program, gives you more than 250 cloth options. The brand also offers MTM shirts in vintage Prada prints.
Suit (from $2,625), vest (from $895), shirt (from $445), and leather shoes ($595) by Prada.
6. I will look into Saks
Because Saks Fifth Avenue has revamped its house line, and for essentials, e.g., good cashmere, that don’t break the bank, make it your first stop.
Cashmere sweaters (clockwise from left, $295, $285, $325) by Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s collection.
7. I will look into black
Black watches, that is. From shiny black steel to carbon fiber, a black watch is both more distinctive and more discreet than gold or silver.
Chronograph ($3,100) by U-boat.
8. I will travel with more style
Boxed set of travel guides ($125) by Tumi.
9. I will wear a tie when I don’t have to
Blazer ($325), shirt ($125), silk tie ($70), corduroy trousers ($60), and shoes ($140) by Banana Republic.
10. And I’ll try to make a 7 fold tie
No stiff liner, no cheap backing fabric, nothing to make it lie awkwardly on the chest: A seven-fold tie is the best kind of tie, and you should consider it an exclamation point to whatever you’re wearing.
Silk tie ($195) by Dolcepunta.
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