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A few days ago  we went through those things that you must get rid of in your closet and bad habits in fashion that you must stop.  I hope most of you listened to me  because starting from now its Nigerian Men’s fashion epiphany all the way!!!! *whoop whoop*.

The fashion for men these days is all about class. Whether edgy, colorful, preppy, or simple, it is mostly all about creating that aura of elegance, class and masculinity. So keeping this in mind, there are some things that a man should have in his closet. They are just items that are “IN” when it comes to fashion for men.  Since you got rid of some stuff since the last read, prepare to replace them with new essentials. The “IN” things this season are as follows in no particular order:


This has to be my personal favorite. Not only women carry bags anymore; Men NOW carry bags and even in a more stylish manner. In my opinion Louis Vuiton and Coach make the best male bags, but then others like, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Fossil, etc. have good bags. There are different kinds of bags but that’s another whole story entirely.

Some fashionable Male Bags for every day use.

With a bag, you would look something like this:

It’ll have your iPad, phones, wallet, laptop, notepad, iPod, liquor flask, handkerchief, and anything else you deem essential. Classy, ain’t it?


Wrist watches make more statements than men realize. Most women in fact, will judge a man that approaches her by the quality of his wrist watch. While its sole purpose is to tell the time, it is also a very important accessory.


You have to smell good as a man. In fact,  men need colognes more than women do which is the reason why male perfumes are always stronger so they can last longer. The masculine scent just always does the trick, its a confidence booster. Tom Ford has one of the best male colognes but then there are others as well.  Again, that would be another write-up entirely.


There are obviously different kinds of shoes and we can’t even start talking about all of them now, we could go on and on and on.  So I’ll talk about the most casual one  every man must own. Even if it’s with shorts on a Saturday afternoon or cropped khakis with a blazer on a Friday, they always look good. They are like life savers of the closet. If you don’t own one get one NOW!! There are many stores that that stock them, there are different types of loafers at different price points, just get your hands on a pair.


Sunglasses are a “Must Have”. I do not know a man who doesn’t have sunglasses. They are really stylish especially the vintage ones. They always add that bit of extra cool factor to any face or outfit.


It might not be Hermes like the one below but it is essential to have that belt that will make a statement when you are rocking a plain T-shirt and a pair jeans. It enhances the look, it screams elegance and style especially when its one with a designer buckle head. But please, please, please and please be careful not to over do the buckle size!


Bow ties create the ultimate preppy look. Even if you’re not attending a formal event, it goes very well with jeans and a shirt on a random day.


Take a look at this guy’s outfit, he looks good right? He does but if you look closely you’ll see that there’s nothing special about the outfit except the “coloured blazer”. Without the blazer, the uniqueness of the outfit is gone. Colored blazers enhance ordinary looks; they give the outfit an edge. All you have to do is ensure your choice of color isn’t too bright, and one that suits your body shape. (Darker colors for big people, and lighter colors allowed to the smaller people).


Whether, shorts, cropped, straight or boot cut, khakis have to be one of the most essential clothing items. I would have included jeans but we all own a pair of  jeans. If you have been limiting yourself to jeans all this while, please drop by the nearest boutique/shop or whatever and pick up some khakis. Its an essential basic item..


Yes, jewellery, because I know some of you are wondering how jewellery is a must have for a guy. Of course, I’m not telling you to wear earings, I’m telling you to wear rings, bracelets and neck pieces. Because you are men, you can’t be doing battle of the most bogus jewellery piece with your female partners, so it is best to keep it simple but classy!

So I have told you 10 things that you must have as a guy. There are obviously other things you should have but I’ll talk about those separately. Please get these things if you don’t own them, they help a lot. Next we’ll talk about organizing a Man’s closet!

Start simple and expand according to lifestyle. Classics don’t mean boring.” Says stylist Daniel Bilett.

Love y’all, see you next week!!




Nerdy Fashionista, hopeless shopaholic, shamelessly vain and a firm believer in "ALWAYS" looking fabulous even through her hectic & frustrating role as a Bio. Engineer. Nurturing a secret crush on all fashionable Men, she wishes she'd have a Men's fashion line one day. Her glasses and confidence are her best accessories regardless of countless jewelry and cute shoes and bags. Be sure to trust fashion through her eyes! @toekunbore: don't be shy to say hi on twitter!


  1. You. have a great list here…In addition to the khakis and the blazers, a men’s closet should also have polo shirts, dress shirts and dress pants all in classic design. As for their fit, they must not be too loose or too tight…just almost hugging your
    body. Such size complements any body type.

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