There are certain staples that a Field gentleman simply must have in his wardrobe. Quality definitely reigns over quantity, so a few choice items will last for decades and carry one though most social situations. Not to mention facilitating the instant transformation of becoming more attractive to the fairer sex… Here is our pick of what a gentleman should wear.
A gentleman’s wardrobe is simply not complete if it does not contain our selection below. With over 160 years in publication, we at The Field like to think we know what a gentleman should wear…
A decent overcoat will last a lifetime – and this is a pretty decent 3/4 length overcoat from Holland & Holland, with double-faced waterproof Loden cloth, deep pockets and a bright orange lining for some cheer on a dull day. £1200
A well cut sports jacket can instantly lift a casual look into something a little smarter – be it with jeans or chinos. Make sure the cut suits your shape, most men benefit from a jacket that is ever so slightly fitted, as opposed to straight. This jacket from Purdey is extremely flattering. £875
No man looks bad in a soft v-neck jumper. It simply isn’t possible. Worn with a white t shirt underneath and a pair of dark jeans, this look can be dressed up with the addition of a sports jacket, or down without. This beautifully soft cashmere number from Holland & Holland is wonderfully tactile. £395
A linen shirt, actually. Most linen shirts are cut rather unflatteringly, but not this one from Dundas London. It will hang beautifully and comes in a range of colours – an absolute necessity for any man’s wardrobe. What else are you going to wear in St Barths this winter or in the country next summer? £110
No man can consider himself to be dressed without a watch. And no one does watches better than the Swiss – Patek Philippe in particular. Pass this one down to your son when your own ticker ceases to…tick.
This model is timeless, elegant and can be worn with anything, anywhere. Men’s Calatrava watch with alligator strap. £14,520
A plain brown belt is the most versatile accessory you can own. This one from the British Belt Company is reasonable and beautifully well made. £75
Well cut chinos can take you from the side of a polo field to a street in Mayfair to a yacht in Cannes. Buy quality and the cotton will retain its shape for years to come. This pair from Cordings are just the job, £89
A fine weekend bag is the penultimate essential item on this list. Whether for a frisky weekend away or an overnight stay with friends, this leather and canvas bag from Westley Richards will last for decades and look the part. £545
They may be the last item you don, but one of the most important. For the best selection of brogues, The Field has the ultimate compilation. Look no further:
Best brogues simply cannot be bettered by any other gentleman’s shoe. The slipper can try, the boot can have -a-go…