Dapper Drama: How To Build The Ultimate Menswear Capsule

Since Susie Faux coined the term in the ’70s, the capsule wardrobe has evolved into an established standard for style. Think of it as a systematic way to organise your closet and in turn your style. The ideal capsule wardrobe is a mix of basics, classic pieces and selected occasion wear. These individual pieces are meant to be mixed and matched for every sartorial situation, from work to weekend getaways. We handpicked the essential pieces to create a failsafe menswear capsule that will take you from meetings to meet-ups with enviable ease.

Formal Style

Stack your wardrobe with well-fitted shirts, preferably in solid colours. A classic navy suit paired with tan shoes can never go out of style. Keep a few shades of ties handy for important days at work. Finish the look with a beater watch—choose a pair that complements varied formal ensembles.

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Shop the look: Arrow New York White Formal Shirt; Dennison Navy Blue Formal Shirt; Hello Tie Black Skinny Tie; Loviena Navy Blue Striped Tie; Emporio Armani Analog Watch; Raymond Formal Trousers; Walletsnbags Leather Belt; Kaizu Laptop Bag; Calvin Klein Black Formal Shoes; Provogue Tan Formal Shoes; Giovani Navy Blue Suit

Casual Cool

To build your casuals collection, start with crew necks and polo tees and a superior pair of blue jeans. A straight fit jeans and grey tee is a promising ensemble on its own or as layering items. Invest in a pair of multi-tasking white sneakers and an espadrille for summer days. Complete your bottoms with chinos in a neutral hue and tailored navy shorts. Put aside that dumpy backpack and pick a holdall duffle bag with a fedora and Wayfarers for outdoor sojourns.

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Shop the look: Prym Grey T-shirt; Breakbounce Grey Polo; Shuffle Denim Shirt; Camelio Blue Belt; InnovationTheStore Fedora Hat; Oakley Square Sunglasses; US Polo Skinny Jeans; HAMMOCK Chino Shorts; Van Heusen Sport Chinos; The Clownfish Duffle Bag; Dune Tan Suede Espadrille; Puma White Running Shoes

Party Animal

Love to party? Here’s your option to ace the best-dressed lists at major events. A classic suit never goes unnoticed, especially when paired with a fine pair of dress shoes or suede brogues. Make room for clever detailing—load up on pocket squares, embossed ties, and metal cufflinks. For occasions that demand ethnic wear, a Nehru jacket sets the sophistication up a notch.

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Shop the look: Hash Luxury Partywear Shirt; Shuffle Black Tuxedo; Sandeep Mahajan Nehru Jacket; Romano Bow Tie; Satya Paul Black Tie; Park Avenue Silver Cufflink; G-Star RAW Jeans; Peter England Grey Trousers; Sorella’z Grey Pocket Square; Vibhavari Black Pocket Square; Hush Puppies Black Leather Shoes; Brune Navy Blue Suede Shoes

The perfect menswear capsule is a marvellous mix of fine details, keeping body types and personal sensibilities in mind. Emphasize on the brands and fit of the garment, and pick unfussy yet versatile pieces. With the right wardrobe filled with pieces you love to wear, every day will be a stylish one.

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