Whether you’re a boomer or a millennial, there are a few timeless items that every man should have in his artillery. Granted, this list of essentials has changed somewhat between, say, the 1950s and today, but most would agree, that done right – some of these items could even be passed from father to son.
Claire Bowen from deodorant brand, Shower to Shower Men says: “Often we’re stumped on what to buy our fathers and significant others for Father’s Day, birthdays and other celebrations – but having a good indication of ‘must have’ items means that you’re able to contribute towards making sure his collection is tip top.”
We rounded up five essential items that every man should own:
1. A Suit
In the post COVID world, it’s an item that you probably haven’t worn in at least three years. But let’s be honest, there’s no other item of clothing that communicates style, and brings with it a certain degree of class and sophistication like a suit. As the saying goes “when you look good, you feel good.” Wearing a well-tailored suit will leave you feeling that you can take on the world… and you probably will, dressed like that.
Tip: Go for neutral colours, like navy, grey or black as you will be able to dress it up or down depending on the occasion.
2. A Good Watch
Every man should own at least one good watch. Since the smartphone has become a pivotal part of everyday life, the watch quickly shot onto the fashion endangered list but has since made a welcomed comeback. Besides the obvious, a watch can be worn as a statement piece that compliments both your style and attire.
Tip: A watch is an ideal heirloom item, so consider classic styles that will fare well through the generations.
3. A Pair of Jeans
A perfect pair of jeans should be a staple in a man’s wardrobe as it’s one of the most versatile items you will own. Jeans can be worn smart or incredibly casual and everything in between.
Tip: You can never go wrong with the flexibility of a dark-wash indigo denim as you can move effortlessly from the office to the restaurant.
4. Proper tools
The kitchen is a long way from the garage, but we all know that that gender stereotypes are now out of the window. As a modern man, you need to equip yourself with proper kitchen tools. No, we’re not talking about a bottle opener, but rather a chef’s knife. A chef’s knife is the all-purpose star of the show with its long blade and rocking motion, you can use your knife to chop, slice, fillet, mince, dice and julienne just about anything.
Tip: This is another wonderful heritage item to be passed from father to son. Take the time to choose well.
5. A signature fragrance
Choosing your signature fragrance is important, but let’s be real – sometimes that just means selecting a fantastic anti-perspirant that fits with our everyday lifestyle. Looking and feeling great will quickly be forgotten if your scent and freshness doesn’t live up to you look. Tip: TryShower to Shower Men’s Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Roll-on which smells great, will give you all-day shower freshness and protect you against wetness and odour for up to 48 hours, without staining your clothing.