When it comes to menswear, separating the sartorially superior from the fashion rookies is no easy feat. Before you even ask yourself why, let’s face it: In 2017, most men have the same printed button-downs, high-octane polos, and khaki pants. Fortunately, all hope for securing your reputation as a stylish man is not lost yet. Simply adding a few fashion-forward pieces will help foster your well-dressed reputation. Intrigued? Read on for the wardrobe essentials every stylish man needs.
1. A pair of dressy sneakers
Want to tell whether a guy is stylish? Check his shoes. A stylish man doesn’t need to know the difference between fancy Italian brands such as Boglioli and Brioni, but he will know one piece of fashion knowledge: wear good shoes. The rest of your outfit may suggest stylish gentleman, but strolling around in a pair of dirty gym shoes — read: The ones you wore earlier today on your morning run — screams childish. Don’t fret, sneakerheads: ditching your favorite kicks for all non-exercise activities doesn’t mean you must sacrifice your comfort. Instead, opt for a clean pair of dressy sneakers. Whether lace-ups or slip-ons, a pair of low-maintenance shoes in a neutral color — think a crisp white or versatile grey- is the perfect balance of dressy, casual, and comfortable.