Get the basics right and the rest will follow, so goes the age-old adage, but never does this ring truer than when it comes to your wardrobe. From a timeless trench coat to a pair of Gucci loafers, look to our edit of luxury men’s staples for pieces that are worthy of investment, whether you’re hoping to elevate your current look or completely starting afresh.
1. The Trench Coat
Layered over midweek tailoring or off-duty separates, a Burberry trench coat will always give your look dapper appeal.
2. The Backpack
The backpack trend shows no sign of waning so turn to Loewe for the ultimate leather incarnation.
3. The Sweater
A classic winter woollen from a contemporary brand, AMI Alexandre Mattiussi’s sweaters are the perfect pieces from which to build a wardrobe of luxury basics around.
4. The Suit
While it's good to start with the basics – black, navy and grey – building out your suit collection with a variety of checks, tweeds and finishes from the likes of TOM FORD and Boglioli is when the fun starts.
5. The Chelsea Boot
A style favourite since it was first designed in the reign of Queen Victoria, the Chelsea boot will add a polished finishing touch to weekend looks. Turn to Tod’s for a modern take on the traditional style.
6. The Belt
Stefano Ricci’s exquisitely-crafted belts have gained something of a cult status. Buckle up with pride.
7. The White Shirt
Tailored to perfection from super-soft cotton, opt for a designer shirt from Eton or Turnbull & Asser and you'll never go back.
8. The Cufflinks
From quirky creations by Alexander McQueen and Paul Smith to Tateossian's timeless styles, let your cufflinks collection unveil the varying sides of your personality.
9. The Gilet
A purveyor of true Italian luxury, Brunello Cucinelli can be counted on for a sophisticated take on the practical, as is demonstrated in the brand’s impressive collection of gilets.
10. The Watch
Equip yourself to tackle each day in style with a fine watch to covet, taking your pick from modern icons including Hublot's Big Bang and Omega's Globemaster.
11. The Loafer
An absolute all-rounder in the shoe department, Gucci’s loafers will pair equally well with off-duty denim as they will tailored chinos.
12. The Card Holder
If you prefer your designer statements on the more discreet side, make Bottega Veneta's accessories collection a go-to; those in the know will appreciate that intrecciato leather.