If you happen to fit the gay man’s stereotype of being a snappy dresser, you probably already own most of these wardrobe staples.
From cashmere sweaters to Chelsea boots, our favorite men’s fashion essentials should be your a priority.
Whether you’re a career man or a free bird, having an assortment of wardrobe choices is never a bad thing, right? Review these 17 men’s fashion essentials every gay man needs.
White Button-Up Shirt
Ralph Lauren’s Aston Poplin Dress Shirt may be your most versatile piece. With men’s suits, it’s a dress shirt. With jeans, it’s more casual.
Every man who appreciates high-quality men’s fashion should own a luxurious cashmere sweater. The possibilities are endless with this Cashmere and Cotton Sweater.
Stylish urban sneakers are perfect when you don’t know what to wear. These Baldese sneakers look casual, yet well put-together.
Colorful Dress Socks
Let your inner freak fly, even at the office. There’s something intriguing about a man wearing colorful dress socks beneath his perfectly creased dress pants.
Be ready for impromptu drinks after work by wearing deliciously scented Cade Aftershave Balm. It soothes skin and smells fantastic.
Chinos pair nicely with almost any shirt. These slim-fit chinos provide a casual, yet tailored look.
This white t-shirt isn’t referring to those dingy undershirts in your drawer. A high-quality white crew neck t-shirt is a gay fashion staple that looks sexy with any style pant.
This fitted bomber jacket from Phix Clothing is perfect for those cool, late-night walks home from the bar.
A simple navy blazer can dress up any outfit in a flash because it looks great over a t-shirt, polo or Oxford.
Dark wash jeans create a semi-casual look that isn’t too casual. Stick to straight leg or slim-fit because baggy jeans look sloppy.
A classic Henley is the epitome of rugged masculinity. This Slim Flagstone Henley is perfect when a regular long-sleeve t-shirt is a bit too casual.
Classic Black Shoes
Invest in a pair of black dress shoes, like these Calfskin Derbies, for formal events, the office and everywhere in-between.
A vital gay men’s grooming essential for traveling is under-eye balm, like this one from boscia. Under-eye balm reduces puffiness and brightens your eyes when coping with jet lag.
A chic pair of Chelsea boots can be worn with jeans, khakis or dress pants. These ASOS boots are stylish and versatile.
Every man looks sharp in a tailored-fit gray suit. This micro-twill gray suit is more versatile than black and can be worn year-round.
During summer, you can get away with wearing a blazer with flair. Without going too over-the-top, a fun blazer works well for less-formal summer events.
Everyone needs a traditional London Fog trench coat for damp, chilly days. This timeless look will never go out of style.
Did you make a checklist of the fashion essentials you’re missing? Now comes the fun part – it’s time to shop!