Designer Clothing Every Gentleman Should Own 

Not all men think of themselves as gentlemen. However, if you do, then you need to dress the part. Below we look at what clothing and accessories you will need to own to make the right impression.

A Designer Suit

If you can afford it, you really ought to get a suit designed just for you — one that accentuates your good points, such as a model-slender build. Nothing you own will give you greater self-confidence in a formal setting than such a suit. If this is too costly, make sure that you own a suit that was made-to-measure. It should be tailored to fit you perfectly. 

The best color for a designer suit is grey but you can get a navy-blue suit as your second option. A gentleman’s suit is for special formal occasions. You should still have two or three suits in your closet for daily use.

If you are in management, depending on the type of company you work for, a single-breasted two-button suit is recommended. You will also be able to wear your suits to many evening events. You will need a classic white shirt that can be worn with or without a tie to complement your suit.


In companies where it is obligatory to wear suits and ties, it pays to have several suitable ties to choose from. Ties have to be matched to the suit and shirt a person is wearing. It should always be a darker shade than both of these items. Avoid ‘loud’ ties that overwhelm the rest of what you are wearing. Here are the rules for choosing ties for a gentleman.


Brogues are an excellent choice for shoes. These look great in brown. A pair of black lace-up shoes will complete your formal wardrobe and match your suit.

An Umbrella

An umbrella can be used as a fashion statement for men. However, umbrellas also serve a practical purpose, to keep one dry in the elements and for protection from the sun. Some umbrellas may look good, but you end up soaked when you use them in a downpour. Therefore, it is essential to follow these tips when purchasing an umbrella that will perform its intended function.

Designer Swimming Shorts

Even when a gentleman goes on vacation, he remains a gentleman. You can always single him out from his use of designer swimming shorts when everyone around him is wearing off-the-peg swimwear. Options include different lengths: short, medium and long to suit your personality and body shape.


Nothing looks as good as a quality pair of jeans for everyday wear. The classic blue color is perfect for any gentleman in an informal setting, such as a trip to the mall or a work team building event. Jeans can be teamed with T-shirts or smarter shirts; in fact, just about anything goes with a pair of jeans. Jeans are also great for the construction site, along with the mandated protective gear. 


For casual wear, T-shirts are a must-have in your wardrobe. A plain white or charcoal grey T-shirt worn with a pair of jeans is ideal for a gentleman. Avoid embellished t-shirts and stick to plain, neutral colors. 

As long as you dress like a gentleman and carry the right accessories, people will pay attention when you walk past. 

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