25 Essential Clothing Items To Build A Stylish And Timeless Closet

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ZENTHACE Sherpa Lined Fleece Plaid Flannel Shirt Jacket

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"I've been wearing this nearly every day since I got it. My office is freezing so I leave it at work and toss it on every day. Been wearing it for over a month almost and it's holding up great."

-Kirk

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COOFANDY Casual Long Sleeve Relaxed-Fit Denim Shirt

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"I like wearing an athletic style shirt that generally tapers in a little at the waist, and that's exactly how this shirt fits. I'm sure there's all different type of factors like body styles, fit preferences, etc that go into deciding what's "too small", but unless you want a loose fitting shirt, just buy your regular size.

With that out of the way, the shirt is nice. Really like the color options and the buttons are a slightly unusual pattern that helps it stick out. Overall, very satisfied with the purchase."

-Stephen

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Under Armour Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe

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"Right off the bat, this is a great quality shoe.
These have really good cushioning, seem pretty sturdy, the colors are nice and contrast each other well.
I did feel this shoe is a little on the wide side (I have small feet, I wear 7.5-8.5 US but still). Didn't find it to be a big deal but it's noticeable.
The sole has patterned groves that I'm sure would provide a solid grip too. Should be great for running and other active usages.
After wearing them for a while, I realized they are great running shoes. Started using these at my community gym. Great investment overall (~$50)."

-RSK

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Men's V-Neck Sweater

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"Was gearing up for my first trip to Chicago, and I knew I needed some clothing to match the weather. Saw this sweater and decided to give it a try.

It's really comfortable, affordable and was perfect for my needs. I had a busy day of meetings, and by the end of the day it still looked good. Really happy with the quality, and it's one of those things I can see myself buying again in other colors.

Perfect for the fall weather. This sweater definitely met my expectations."

-Cyrus Webb

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Wrangler Authentics Men's Classic 5-Pocket Relaxed Fit Cotton Jean

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"I bought these pants (46 X 30 in black) figuring that they would probably be so-so like everything else that seems to be made for people that aren't 'perfectly shaped.'
I'm VERY happy to report that I was wro...wroooo....um...less right than usual. ;-) (Obviously, I'm a guy.) Anyway, they fit well, feel quite comfortable, including plenty of room up front for sitting for too long, driving etc. No binding nor need to adjust. TMI? Nope...that's kinda important to us fellas.
Perhaps I just happen to be the right sort of fat, but these jeans fit better than any other (Seriously! I'm 54 and this is really true!) pair of non-tailored pants that I've ever purchased.
I will be buying more and would encourage you to seriously consider these jeans. I'm very happy with the product and will absolutely be buying more in the near future."

-Manbearpig

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Carhartt Men's Quilted Flannel Lined Duck Active Jacket

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"I went a size down like a lot of people recommend. It fits fine but I would have fine been getting my regular size as well. I think a lot of people are ordering this as a fashion piece and have never wore Carhartt before. Hence all the complaints and confusion about sizing. I am a working man and love all the T-shirts I have from Carhartt in large. Sure they are a little larger than a typical t-shirt but that gives you room to really move around and WORK. I went a size down for this and I suppose it fits fashion for how a jacket should fit but it doesn't cover my ass, which would be nice in the cold."

-Paulo

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Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirts, Multipack, White (6-Pack)

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"Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirts are very comfortable and very well-made. I would highly recommend them. I wear a lot of white shirts and the comfort, style, and fabric of the shirt are very important to me. I used to always buy Hans, but they've gotten to be very expensive, the quality has also gone down. Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirts surpasses my expectations and if I could give them a 10 star I would. Highly recommended."

G. Ruggiero

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Dr. Martens Men's Vegan 1460 Fashion Boot

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"These are the best freakin' shoes I’ve ever worn, and the fact that they’re vegan makes me so happy, not to mention they don’t require the upkeep of the leather ones and don’t stretch! The support is amazing, I walk a lot and have bunions so I need a wide toe box and all the support I can get, plus I needed space to put my orthotics. I’m usually size 9.5, but since there are no half sizes, I bought size 10 and they’re PERFECT!! I’m in LOVE! Totally worth the extra $$ for this amazing find, that I’m sure will last me so much longer than any cheaper imitation I’ve tried in the past. (I usually don’t spend more than $35 on a pair of shoes, but they fall apart after just a few months and hurt the whole time). These shoes are gonna last me years probably! It was time for a major upgrade and these shoes DELIVERRRR!"

-E

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Yeokou Slim Fit Zip Up Casual Knitted Cardigan Sweaters with Pockets

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"This is the second sweater I bought for my husband, who has never worn a cardigan before. He loves the light blue sweater, and likes the beige one even better. They're comfortable, attractive and have just the right amount of warmth. It's similar to the Patagonia "Better Sweater", but just as good or better."

-Ozmatoo

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Lee Men's Performance Series Extreme Motion Straight Fit Tapered Leg Jean

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"These jeans are very comfortable from the first time you put them on. Their ability to stretch is an important bonus, especially for middle-aged and older men who need 'extra room.' They were a perfect fit for me from the waist to the bottom. They are not loose in the thigh and calf areas. I have thinner legs, and I think they would probably be too tight for men with thicker thighs and calves. They are not cheaply made and my guess is that they will last a long time. The price was excellent compared to what local department stores are charging for them at this time. I will undoubtedly get a second pair, maybe a third for future wear."

-Neil Benson

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Springrain Men's Notched Lapel Single Breasted Long Pea Coat Trench Coat

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"Exceptional piece that set my outfit off. I got compliments from all the restaurants I went to. Women and men from every angle of the rooms I stepped in stopped to ask where I got my jacket and they couldn’t believe it was from here!"

-Charles

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Willit Men's UPF 50+ Sun Protection Hoodie

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"As on older, balding bicyclist concerned about growing number of sunspots on my face and head, and an extreme dislike of sunscreens, I turned to this product to limit my upper-body sun exposure. Works great! Light fabric weight combined with self-generated wind keeps me cool using the hoodie even in triple-digit summer temperatures. I ride gravel and the hoodie does not limit vision or hearing. Prior to this product, I used a folded bandana soaked in water, but this did not cover the neck and temple areas of the face. Even though rated as hand wash and no dryer, I wash on gently cycle and hang to dry and have no issues."

-Charlie1029

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Clarks Men's Bushacre

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"Bought a pair of these Chukkas (in black suede) in September of 2017. Wasn't really expecting much, especially for the price I paid back then, but thought they were worth a shot. The suede is spotless. It took 2 days to break them in. By the end of the second day they were pretty comfortable. I liked them enough that I bought a second pair less than a month later. The first pair wasn't a fluke, as they were the same quality and condition as the first pair. These shoes are pretty sharp looking, and since I'm not rich, they are what I wear for formal events (as well as everyday occasions). It also helps to know that I have a backup pair tucked away just in case."

-Mick_617

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Goodthreads Lambswool Long-Sleeve Cardigan

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"Liked this so much, ordered in a second color. Tall sizes and all lambs wool is why I ordered it. Great fit, great look, nice material, good price. I have worn both or them at least 4 times already and have been very happy with the weight for our cool spring. It is a longer cut, so great as a jacket replacement, and looks good with vest dress shirt and tie. Wanted to order it a 3rd color but are out of my size in red."

-J. Weiss

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Amazon Essentials Skinny-Fit Stretch Jean

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"I've been wearing jeans for many, many years and surely did not expect this kind of quality! These fit like 511's and equal or greater stretch where it's needed. They have the same type of tiny metal snaps found on all good jeans to reinforce the front pockets, stitching is impeccable, and the absolute best material of almost any jeans that I own. Undoubtedly the softest cotton, super durable, and I sincerely believe these are Egyptian cotton as they are made in India and super soft and comfortable. Even the inside label is very similar to Levis, as they might have been made in one of their plants for Amazon. However, I haven't seen this quality of material in 20 years made by Levis. I didn't expect anything near this quality and comfort, it's almost like something custom-made ! I even turned these inside out to examine the quality and scrutinized every inch alongside of another pair of Levis and these Amazon's win in every category. And I paid for these and will pay for a few more pair as well, as I believe they will outlast any other pair of jeans that I have, and will absolutely be more comfortable with a super fit. I never expected Amazon Essential could ever equal the quality of Levis or Calvin Klein jeans and even be better than both other brands! I will try a couple more colors of Amazon jeans and report back if they too will be superior or equal to other major brands."

-Larry Fillingim, JD

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Levi's Vintage Deer Faux Leather Aviator Bomber

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"This jacket looks and feels so great. The Sherpa lining peeking out from the collar is a great look, not to mention how warm it keeps you.
The jacket does not come with any string odors, even though it is not real leather. This makes me think that it’s a high quality item overall.
The fit is a bit loose, but not roomy. You can easily have a layer underneath, as long as it is not too thick. However, the jacket will feel slightly tight at that point. It feels a bit loose around the stomach area.
I also liked the colors available and leather/suede option.
Great item at a great price."

-J. E. Perez

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Champion Men's Classic Jersey Script T-Shirt

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"I usually wear a men's XXL in t-shirts and bought the same size. This shirt fits well and as expected. The the quality lives up to its reputation. Happy to get this t-shirt in black and ordered a second one in purple. Champion is trending and I already received compliments while wearing it."

-Musicdoc2008

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Timberland White Ledge Men's Waterproof Boot

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"I ordered these for my husband who has wide feet with a pretty flat arch. He's incredibly hard on his shoes and he needs shoes that are supportive and can really stand up to everything he puts them through. In this instance, he needed waterproof boots and I ordered these despite being concerned that they might not be waterproof enough. I'm happy to say I was wrong - these are great! Not only do they look great, but they held up to him hosing down a ship deck and soaking his boots in the process and his feet stayed dry!
The fit is great and he needed zero break in time. They're now his go-to shoes whenever he's going anywhere and he's says they're extremely comfortable to be in all day with no soreness or irritation.
I'm really pleased with how well these are made, and how well they're holding up to heavy, regular use. They still look brand new, and if you knew my husband, you'd know that's really saying something!"

-D_Doll

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Wrangler Men's Cowboy Cut Original Fit Jean

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"I must first say - you cannot beat the price of these jeans! I got the rigids. Classic style and true quality at an unbeatable price. I will be back for more! From someone who wears pretty much mainly modern fit Levis, I am very impressed and satisfied with these jawns. Even with one waist size larger.

Awesome!"

-Andrew Volkov

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Aran Crafts Irish Cable Knit Half Zip Jacquard Sweater

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This is authentic merino wool Irish quality sweater. It is warm, looks great. Oat color is very earth tone natural. I am very pleased. As a lot of my friends said, this is a very elegant sweater. Keeps me warm in Michigan, USA during the cold January weather. Quality, look and styling is perfect. I wish I could have bought this years ago. I wasted my money on cheaper acrylic sweaters. They are no match for this reasonably priced, great product."

-Shivbaba1

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Levi's 527 Slim Bootcut Fit Men's Jeans

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"Jeans these days are pretty disappointing; lightweight fabric, fake fading, trendy "distressing" (i.e. holes already cut in the knees), and the sizing tends to be inconsistent. I've been a 32Wx34L since high school, but often had to return online purchases which, though labelled 32Wx34L, were too tight, too loose and/or too short/long. These Levis Bootcuts were spot-on; they fit true to size, and the fabric actually felt like jeans. For all the old-school jean wearers, I think you would be happy with these."

-Christopher B.

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Wrangler Authentics Men’s Sweater Fleece Quarter-Zip

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"I work in the IT industry and server rooms can be downright cold, but I am expected to wear business casual. These sweaters are just warm enough and easy on/off and launder easily. The smooth surface adds a somewhat more professional image than the "Muppet hide' appearance of most fleece pullovers, but the fleece inner surface provides just enough warmth for light work in a cold area.

I have longish arms and torso (I normally wear a XXL-T in most things) and the sleeve length is adequate to cover my wrists.

They launder easily and are affordable enough to have three of them for regular rotation.

I like them and think they're an outstanding value."

-Brandon

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VATPAVE Mens Floral Hawaiian Shirts Short Sleeve Button Down

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"FINALLY, absolutely perfect. Comfortable light, color as described
I'm 5'10 and weigh 180, athletic and it is a dream fit straight out the bag. The shoulders are a little snug, but that's how I like it. I will hang dry it bc I don't want it to shrink, more muscular builds I'd get a size up. All in all fantastic shirt."

-Dustin

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Skechers Men's Go Walk Max-Athletic Air Mesh Slip on Walkking Shoe Sneaker

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"I honestly don't know where to begin with how truly comfortable these shoes are. They are a godsend. I work in a hospital, and am on my feet all day. These have truly saved my life. They are the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. Sketchers has really stepped up their game and become a tough contender for great-looking comfortable shoes. They also provide great traction. You won't slide around at all on these shoes, especially on a waxed floor.

Best feeling shoe I've ever worn.
Easy to put on.
Very unique look. I've gotten countless compliments on this.
Fits perfectly.

I don't have enough good things to say about this shoe. I will say I primarily wear these indoors, so I can't vouch for their outdoor stability. But if you are on your feet a lot, indoors, and need a comfortable shoe, then I highly highly HIGHLY recommend these shoes. You won't regret it!!"

-Luke Marrs

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Columbia Klamath Range Half Zip Pullover Sweater

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"Like the fit, style and modest price. I live in black micro fleece half zips most of the winter at work. I've tried Marmot and they are good - although they 'selvage' the edges with an elastic ribbon that invariably comes loose at the stitching at both waist and wrists. The Columbia medium fits like a comfortable shirt - I usually wear one long sleeve T and another short sleeve T one on top of that under the half zip fleece. Fits perfectly with plenty of room to move around (this Columbia fleece is stretch fleece also) but not so much that it looks like you're wearing a coat indoors."

-Eric M Lee