The simplest things are often the hardest to get right. Anyone who’s ever searched (or is still searching) for that perfect tee or pair of chinos knows that shopping for basics can be a Goldilocks-ian affair. Neckline too high, neckline too low, fabric too thin, fabric too thick—and on and on. This is why when you finally find the one, it’s worth investing in. The hard part, though, is finding the one.
Thankfully, your friends at Matches Fashion have done the leg work for you. Launching on their website today, Wardrobe Foundations is a new category that combines plum picks of essentials from jeans and socks to blazers and bags. It’s a one-stop-shop for superlative iterations of the garments and accessories that guys rely on season after season, year after year.
We asked Matches’ head of menswear, Damien Paul, for his top picks to invest in this season. But more than just this season, these are the perennially stylish staples that well-dressed wardrobes are built on.