I Can’t Even: The Best Adulting Menswear Essentials from John Craig — Part 1

by Jake Fell on May 13, 2020

At John Craig, we recognize that the millennial generation values teamwork, the fulfillment of feeling like you belong to something larger than yourself and opportunities for learning and advancement. Adulting and playing the part involves dressing comfortably, confidently and appropriately. Make sure you have these essentials in your wardrobe and watch your investment dollars stretch in high-quality items: 

A well-fitting suit. Canali, Hickey Freeman or John Craig Reserve suit in a lightweight fabric can take you from mild temperatures to the bitter cold with the help of a few layers. An off-the-rack sport coat is no substitute for a tailored suit that fits you perfectly in all the right places and looks like it was made for you. Talk to the team at John Craig about the right fit and style for you. 

One of the best parts of investing in a suit is its versatility. Use the slacks with a dress shirt and sweater and skip the jacket. Or pair the jacket with more casual trousers, a button-down shirt and refined sneakers. 

Ties. The John Craig team will help you pick out a tie or two from Robert Talbott to dress up your outfit or give you the courage to get a wild hair and step out with a bold pattern. A snazzy tie can add the perfect punch or give you the missing amount of polish your outfit needs. 

Dress shirts. EtonStenstrom’s or Emanuel Berg dress shirts are worth the investment. Let the staff at John Craig share suggestions for matching dress shirts with ties. Consider purchasing a more subdued neutral solid-colored shirt and patterned one that will go with your suit. 

Leather belt. Keep your pants up. Need we say more? 

Jeans. Save the severely faded and torn jeans for the weekend. Jeans from Hiltl are classy and well-fitting enough to go with a sweater and button-down shirt or an untucked shirt from Robert Graham or Stone Rose. Check out our tips for the proper way to wear untucked shirts here

Stay tuned for part two of our adulting clothing essentials! In the meantime, see you at one of our John Craig locations!