7 Wardrobe essentials for the Kenyan bachelor

Tweed suit
Tweed suit

You can tell if a man is single or not just by the way he dresses!

It’s a well known fact that majority of single men take things lightly, from tiding up their houses to eating a proper diet and, most importantly, the mode of dressing.

Whether you are a bachelor by choice, or have been forced by circumstances, your personal style should not take a backseat if you want a progressive social life (career, love, friendships etc).

Image is everything and if you want to get noticed in your office or social circles, your wardrobe MUST have these seven items at all times:




Leather jacket
Leather jacket

Why: Leather Jackets say “I’m cool” they also give you that manly appeal that women fantasize about

How to Wear: You can wear a leather jacket with just about anything. For that laid back look, pair it with a plaid shirt, denim jeans and a pair of comfortable casual shoes. If it’s sunny outside, don’t forget to wear your aviator sunglasses to complete your look.

Tip: Choose a style that reflects your personality




Shawl collar cardigan
Shawl collar cardigan

Why: A shawl collar cardigan is a classic for any gentleman; keep warm while looking your best with this functional piece

How to Wear: Substitute your suit jacket a with a shawl collar cardigan for casual Fridays in the office.

Tip: Don’t let anyone fool you into thinking that a slim-fit shawl collar cardigan is not manly




Pink shirt
Pink shirt

Why: Real men wear pink; this shows that you are confident and comfortable with your masculinity and sexuality

How to Wear: Balance the feminine color with masculine accessories such as suspenders or pair it with a dark colored suit such as charcoal grey or a solid blue. You can wear your shirt with a bowtie for a dressy occasion

Tip: If you feel you are not ready for the pink shirt, start experimenting with pink accessories e.g. a pocket square




Velvet jacket
Velvet jacket

Why: Velvet blazers are a statement piece that will make you stand out without looking like you are showing off

How to Wear: For a formal look, pair your blazer up with a crisp white button down shirt, cotton trousers and matching velvet shoes. Wear it casually with a plain t-shirt, denim jeans and Chelsea boots.

Tip: Experiment with color




Khaki pants
Khaki pants

Why: To break the monotony of the pants in your wardrobe

How to Wear: Pair your khaki pants with a polo shirt, comfortable sneakers and a cap for a day time event or travel

Tip: Accessorize sparingly


Tweed suit
Tweed suit


Why: Tweed suits are fashionably different from your average suit and they give you a polished and sophisticated look

How to Wear: Stand out from your fellow suit wearing colleagues with a fitting tweed suit in a warm gray color accessorized with a stylish black leather strap watch and black dress shoes.

Tip: Go for Tweed suits in modern patterns and prints




Brown oxfords
Brown oxfords

Why: The perfect workhorse shoe

How to Wear: Whether you prefer brogues or the dress shoe, ensure that you always match your belt with the shoe

Tip: Take good care of your shoes

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