The $1500 Wardrobe

Depending on your point of view, $1500 is either a lot, or very little; but if I were to suddenly lose all my clothes, and I only had $1500 to replace them, this is what I would buy.

The Shoes

Geoffrey Beene Tribeca Derby  – $99

Geoffrey Beene Tribeca

Leather, available from size 7 to 12

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Beene Manhattan Monkstrap  – $99

Geoffrey Beene Manhattan

Leather, available from size 7 to 12

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Tan Derby  -$40

Tan Derby

Synthetic, but perfect for casual attire.

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Geoffrey Beene Williamsburg Sneaker  – $69

Geoffrey Beene Sneakers

Leather sneakers, perfect for pairing with jeans and a t-shirt.

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Total Cost: $307

The Trousers

Limited Editions Navy Chinos  – $40   (2 pair)

navy Chinos

Cotton chinos, perfect for smart casual attire.

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Adamsville Jeans Blue/Black  – $30    (2 Pair) (2 for $40)

Jeans

Dark enough to be dressed up with a jacket, but casual enough for every-day wear.

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Total Cost: $120

The Shirts

Charles Tyrwhitt White Twill  – $59 (4 for $199)

White Twill

Everyone needs at least one white dress shirt; this is my go-to pick.

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Charles Tyrwhitt Sky Blue Twill  – $69 (4 for $199)

Blue

Just like the white shirt, everyone need a light blue dress shirt.

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Charles Tyrwhitt Royal Bengal Stripe  – $39 (4 for $199)

Bengal Stripe

You’ve got to have at least one patterned dress shirt; I prefer stripes, and they really help hid that extra weight.

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Charles Tyrwhitt Pink End-On-End  – $59 (4 for $199)

Pink

It takes a real man to wear pink; it pairs particularly well with your navy suit.

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Green Cotton T-Shirt  -$15 (Buy 2)

Green Tee

Great for a casual afternoon in the park, or for sleeping in, or for a session at the gym.

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Sky Blue Cotton T-Shirt  -$15 (Buy 2)

Sky Tee

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Missoni Navy Polo  -$40 (Buy 2)

Missoni Polo

Pair with chinos or jeans for a all-purpose casual outfit.

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Limited Editions Navy Polo  -$35 (Buy 2)

Limited Editions Navy

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Total Cost: $409

The Suits

Limited Editions Navy Jacket  -$79

Navy Jacket

The first suit that I recommend is either navy or charcoal, so why not buy both? Sure, it’s a polyester/viscose blend, but at this price, it’s perfect for those on a budget.

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Limited Editions Navy Trousers  -$49 ($24.5)(Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price)

Navy Trousers

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Limited Editions Charcoal Jacket  -$119

Charcaol Jacket

It’s a bit more expensive than the other one, but that’s because it’s a wool/polyester blend.

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Limited Editions Charcoal Trousers  -$59

Charcoal Trousers

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Total Cost: $282

The Accessories

Ties

Navy  -$15

Solid Navy

The first on my list of 5 essential ties, navy is perfect for almost everything that you could need a tie for.

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Burgundy  -$15

Solid Burgandy

Just as versatile as the navy tie, you need to be able to mix it up once in a while.

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Black  -$15

Satin Black

Perfect for every formal/sombre occasion.

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Navy Silk Knit  -$25

Silk Knit

Great for casual situations; pair it with a white shirt, chinos, and a navy jacket.

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Belts

Stitch Detail  -$20

Stitch

For pairing with your light brown shoes.

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Wembley Westminster Reversible  -$30

Wembley Reversible

For pairing with your black and dark brown shoes

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Socks

Navy  – $8(Buy 2 Pair)

Navy Socks

Pair with your navy trousers.

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Burgundy  -$8(Buy 2 Pair)

Burgandy Socks

Pair with your casual outfits for a splash of colour.

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Speckled Charcoal  -$8(Buy 2 Pair)

Speckled CharcoalPair with your charcoal trousers.

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The Watch

Invicta 9204 Pro Diver Collection  -$50

Watch

If I could have only one watch for the rest of my life, it would be a Rolex Submariner or Omega Seamaster. This is the next best, reasonably priced thing. Transitions perfectly from an afternoon on a yacht, to a meeting in the office.

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Total: $218

 Activewear

Blue Running Shirt  -$20 ($10) (Buy 2, Second half Price)

Running Top

Activewear depends on what you like to do, I do mostly cycling, so I don’t need anything fancy. Go with what suits you.

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Blue Running Shorts  -$20 ($10) (Buy 2, Second half Price)

Running Shorts

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Spalding Navy/Lime Runners  -$40

Navy Runners

It’s easy to hurt yourself if you don’t have good shoes; I recommend getting some professional advice if you are going to be on your feet a lot.

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Ankle Socks  -$15

Socks

If you are wearing shorts, you don’t want your socks to be showing; go with ankle socks, or none at all.

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Total: $115

Total Cost: $1451

So, a whole new wardrobe for less than $1500, not bad at all. Of course, that doesn’t include shipping, but let’s ignore that, shall we?

 

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