Basics don’t have to be boring! Simple and refined pieces are a key way to build a capsule clothing collection. Straightforward designs in neutral colours are a great base for any outfit. Whether you want to layer or you’re opting for a more clean cut look, basic items make for a great addition to any man’s wardrobe.


T Shirts

A simple crew neck t-shirt will go with anything, making it a staple wardrobe basic for any man. Perfect for layering, they are a transitional item for whatever the weather. Opt for neutral colours in a high quality cotton such as white or navy.

SHOP: Joseph White T-Shirt/Versace Collection Navy T-Shirt



Whatever the occasion, a button down shirt can be dressed either up or down, making for a versatile addition to any wardrobe. A white shirt is perfect for any smart casual style, whilst a blue shirt is an essential for any working man. A slim fitting style will look smart and complement the form of the wearer.

SHOP: Polo Ralph Lauren White Shirt/Hugo Boss Sky Blue Shirt




A good quality crew neck jumper will go with almost everything you own. Choose a neutral colour and it may just become one of the most transitional pieces in your wardrobe. A navy jumper is great for layering under a t-shirt or shirt, especially in Autumn and Winter.

SHOP: Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Jumper

Joggers & Jeans

Jeans and Joggers

You’ll want to make sure you have you wardrobe basics down for any off-duty look. Take your joggers out of the confines of the gym and wear them with a t-shirt and trainers for a laid back, yet stylish look.  A pair of slim fitting jeans in a dark indigo are an easy way to complete a smart casual outfit.

SHOP: Michael Kors Charcoal Sweatpants/Nudie Jeans Co. Navy Jeans



Smart trousers are a great way to finish off an outfit. Whether you’re wearing with a shirt or t-shirt, their fitted design will ensure you look stylish. Navy trousers make for an ideal replacement on occasions that require a smarter dress code, whereas opting for a beige pair will help you tone down any look, making them a great seasonal choice.

SHOP: Michael Kors Navy Chinos/J. Lindeberg Beige Chinos

Suits & Jackets


From boardroom to bar, a simple suit is a great place to start. A single breasted style makes for a truly versatile addition to any man’s wardrobe. Colours such as grey and navy will go with almost any shirt you own. Pair with trainers and a t-shirt for a slick and unique smart casual style. If you’re not feeling a full suit, try a wearing suit jacket with your slim fit jeans.

SHOP: Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Suit/Hugo Boss Grey Jacket/Vivienne Westwood Grey Suit



A coat can truly complete an outfit. Build a small collection of coats that will be ideal for smart, casual and smart casual occasions. A lightweight overcoat will take you through the wetter seasons, and will look great over a suit. Bomber jackets are a wardrobe must have, as they’re warm and stylish, making them a versatile addition to your wardrobe.

SHOP: Hugo Boss Khaki Overcoat/Alpha Industries Black Bomber/Barbour Navy Jacket

Trainers & Boots

Trainers and Boots

White trainers are always a solid footwear choice, as they’re comfortable and versatile. The more you wear them, the better they’ll look. If you’re looking for something more sturdy opt for Chelsea boots as they’re easy wearing and great for dressing up and down, making them perfect for an array of occasions. Buy a good quality suede pair and they will take you all the way through the year.

SHOP: Converse White Trainers/Hudson Brown Chelsea Boots




A sleek pair of shoes can bring any outfit together, with a few classic designs in neutral colours, you’ll be able to finish off any smart or smart casual look in style. Wear jeans with loafers and derby shoes, but leave the lace up shoes for when you’re wearing a suit to avoid any fashion disasters.

SHOP: G.H. Bass & Co. Wine Loafers/Barbour Dark Brown Derby Shoes/PS by Paul Smith Black Shoe



Accessories are the ultimate way to dress an outfit up or down. Colours such as brown and black work effectively for fuss free styling.

SHOP: Hugo Boss Burgundy Tie/Polo Ralph Lauren Brown Belt/Barbour Brown Watch/Vivienne Westwood Black Weekend Bag

Browse the full collection of designer menswear here at Zee & Co.