How to Nail "Classic" Men's Style

When it comes to timeless men’s fashion, what’s the first look that crosses your mind? For our style team at Berle, we instantly think of the classic gentleman! If you’re thinking of revamping your wardrobe this season, read on. Here are five simple tips on how to nail “classic” men’s style. 

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Keep Colors & Patterns Simple

 When it comes to the classic look, keep your wardrobe simple by selecting more neutral tones in your clothing. Earthy and neutral colors such as white, black, khaki, and navy are timeless and can be mixed and matched in hundreds of ways. If your natural style leans more toward patterns, opt for classic prints like gingham and seersucker. When you select neutral tones for the majority of your clothing, creating stylish, everyday looks feels effortless.

Think & Dress Practically




The clothing that you choose for a classic look will vary depending upon where you live. For instance, classic style appears very different in Florida vs. Wisconsin, so always dress for your lifestyle. Ask yourself what the environment and typical climate is like in your area. If hot, humid summers are a regular occurrence, then choose light-weight, breathable pieces like Charleston Khaki Shorts. On the other hand, if harsh winters are your reality, then invest accordingly in more insulated pieces like Stretch Wool trousers.

Find Style Inspiration

If you feel overwhelmed with deciding on which classic items to add to your wardrobe, find some style inspiration. You can start by looking at what most men in your area are wearing. For example, if you live in an urban area, you may notice trends like formal suits and mostly black dress shoes. Or, if you live in a more rural area, you may see trends like denim jeans and brown dress shoes or boots. For more outfit inspiration, view our blogs on how to style chinos and how to match shirts and pants.

Focus On the Fit of Your Clothing

We can never stress enough the importance of knowing your measurements. No matter which style you wish to achieve, knowing the fit of your clothing is the number one fashion rule that every man should follow. At a minimum, every man should know these measurements:

  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Waist
  • Chest
  • Sleeve
  • Inseam 

Visit a local tailor if you need help finding your measurements. Another option is to take your measurements at home. Fabric tape typically costs less than $5.00 and is available at most convenient stores. Once you know your exact fit, looking sharp is suddenly stress-free. 

At Berle, we have a selection of tailored trousers to meet your exact specifications. Shop now to find your perfect fit.

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We hope you enjoyed learning how to nail “classic” men’s style! Remember, by choosing high-quality, timeless basics that are built to last, you can always look forward to a wardrobe that never goes out of style. If you’re ready to put your best look forward, shop our tailored collection by Berle today! For a limited time, enjoy 25% off your entire order when you enter code “BERLE25” at checkout. 

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