Most busy guys are fans of some one-stop shopping, since visiting just one store for an entire outfit — or for everything you need to upgrade your wardrobe for the season — is just about as easy as it gets. We’ve scouted a favorite store or two that makes it easy to find classic wardrobe essentials all in one place, whether you prefer to visit in-person or shop online. But if you’re hoping for something even easier — and a little more in keeping with the way you order your food, your household essentials, and just about anything else you need to buy these days — then it’s time to break out the Amazon account.
Amazon Fashion’s Men’s Shop offers the ultimate in one-stop shopping, since you can get a new outfit or a new wardrobe delivered straight to your door via Amazon’s super-fast delivery, often in two days, if you’re careful about choosing Prime-eligible items. Whether you’re stuck in a cold-weather style rut or you’re already preparing your closet for spring, you can find the brands you love and the pieces you need without leaving the website. Read on to check out three great outfits (that’s 15 versatile pieces) that you can order from Amazon.
1. Refresh your nine-to-five uniform with a new suit
If you find yourself getting tired of wearing the same ensembles to the office day in and day out, it may be time to add a new suit to the rotation. Pair a slim-fit suit from Calvin Klein (we’d go for charcoal grey) with a subtly patterned micro-dot shirt from Ben Sherman. Add a navy blue overcoat from Theory, a pair of classic Allen Edmonds double monks, and a donegal wool tie from Fred Perry for a look that’s traditional enough for conservative offices, while still maintaining a streamlined silhouette.
Each of these pieces is also clean and youthful enough on its own that you’ll find yourself reaching for them during off-hours, too. You can wear the suit as is on a date or to a friend’s wedding, or pair the blazer with a pair of chinos or even jeans for a more casual outing. The overcoat is minimal and sophisticated enough to wear over your favorite dressed-up ensembles or with a sweatshirt and jeans during the weekend. And those double monks? You’ll find it easy to pair them with everything from a full suit to a sweater and a pair of chinos or even a favorite oxford and a dark pair of jeans.
2. Try a new spin on casual
If your office is in a hip co-working space or you’re in a creative industry, then you probably don’t need to wear a suit to work (at least not regularly). Spice up your standard uniform with a few new pieces for winter. Start with a hard-wearing pair of Naked & Famous selvedge jeans, and while you’re at it, add a comfortable cotton and linen check shirt from the same label. Thrown in a pair of FRYE chelsea boots that’ll work just as well on snowy or rainy days as on sunny ones, and add a Ben Sherman duffle coat and Pendleton wool scarf to protect against the cold.
This is an outfit that’s simple and comfortable, but still nods to the roots of American workwear. Each piece is also a versatile addition to your closet. A pair of jeans in Japanese selvedge denim will work with just about anything you already own, and a pair of high-quality chelsea boots is a comfortable and snow-proof style that’ll enable you to leave those ugly rubber snow boots in the back of your closet. A hooded duffle coat is another stylish upgrade, one that’s easy to layer and will keep you warm without resorting to unsightly fabrics.
3. Stay stylish even on weekends
The fact that your schedule is free of meetings on Saturday or Sunday doesn’t mean you should get sloppy when dressing for the weekend. With a few judicious upgrades, you can look just as stylish in your downtime as you do when you’ve carefully chosen an ensemble for your 9 to 5. If you’re going to be spending some time outside, perhaps trekking between shops or walking your dog in the park, layers are your friend. Start with a cozy but trim Original Penguin brushed oxford and a substantial pair of GANT Rugger chinos. Layer on a GANT crewneck sweater and a Ted Baker herringbone peacoat, and don’t forget your Chippewa utility boots, which are made for some serious walking and weather-repelling.
When you want to stay comfortable throughout a day of errands, and perhaps lunch or dinner with friends, then it’s always in your best interest to wear layers. Each of these pieces is just as useful during the week as on the weekend. The chinos that took you to a bar or an art gallery on the weekend will look great with a navy blue blazer come Monday, just as the trick of layering an oxford with a classic crewneck sweater will look good on a Saturday morning or Wednesday afternoon’s meeting.