Jacob Osborn

How to Build a Stylish Minimalist Wardrobe for Men | Man of Many


Plain Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirts (Variety of Colours)

At the foundation of every minimalist wardrobe for men is a classic tee, which ranks among the most versatile pieces of apparel in the world. Whether you layer it up or rock it unadorned, a well-executed t-shirt simply oozes with a utilitarian sense of style. As such, it’s like a metaphorical anchor or drum beat, keeping every aspect of your ensemble in place.
Rolling minimalist style and straightforward elegance into one tight package, the long sleeved white button up shirt deftly walks the line between smart casual and semi-formal dress codes. What’s more, white is about as neutral and dynamic as a shirt colour can get. Everlane’s Japanese Slim Fit Oxford is an absolute no-brainer, which features a slim fit and 100% slow-spun Japanese cotton construction.

Long Sleeved White Button Up Shirt

When it’s nice and warm out, you’ll want a short-sleeve button-up shirt that delivers maximum breathability. Enter the wondrous and comfortable material known as linen, which looks even better when wrinkled. Available in a modest variety of minimalist colours, Everlane’s iteration delivers a standard fit and an all-natural aesthetic.

Long and Short Sleeve Linen Button Up Shirts (Variety of Colours)

Everlane’s relaxed fit Heavyweight Overshirts will end up being one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe, especially when paired with a crisp white tee. You can opt for classic colours such as the grey, navy, charcoal, green or a personal favourite of ours, wine. To keep things strictly minimalist, we suggest pairing the Heather Grey with a pair of dark chinos. Made of 100% cotton, this men’s wardrobe staple is as cosy as it is clean.

A Heavyweight Overshirt

If you’ve ever worn cashmere, then you already know this soft fabric is about as comfortable as it gets. When rocking the Everlane Crewneck Sweater—which comes in a full spectrum of minimalist colours—you’re wrapped in grade-A cashmere from Inner Mongolia. This is quality you can feel, to say the least. Accept no substitutes.

Cashmere Sweater/Jumper

If a clean tee provides the essential underpinnings to your minimalist men’s wardrobe, a classic denim jacket might very well tie everything together. Of course, not all denim is created equal. Everlane’s denim is sourced from Japan and then garment-washed on an individual basis. In turn, no two jackets are exactly the same. As one might expect from minimalist apparel, the differences are subtle but effective.

A Classic Denim Jacket

Denim jeans and minimalist style basically go hand in hand, but don’t take that to mean you have to sacrifice your options. For proof, look no further than Everlane’s robust portfolio, in which you’ll find an array of colours and fits. Most of it is constructed from Japanese denim, though The Heavyweight Slim Jean is made from 13.5 oz Italian denim…not that anyone’s complaining.

Pair of Classic Japanese Denim in Your Preferred Cut (Slim, Straight, Athletic, Skinny)

Like its denim brethren, chinos are suitable for a slate of outfits and environments. Meanwhile, Everlane definitely puts the “performance” in their Performance Chino. Made from 94% cotton with a 6% touch of elastane, the pants are smooth, handsome, sweat-wicking, and quick-drying. Find the colour that speaks to you and then make it happen.

Pair of High-Quality Chinos (Variety of Colours)

For those warm weather days, consider showing off some leg. That means picking up a pair of The Performance Chino 7″ Short, which delivers quick-drying properties and 4-way stretch, among other things. You’re looking sharp!

Pair of Short Chinos (Variety of colours)

Nothing keeps you light on your feet like a pair of minimalist kicks, and as it just so happens, Everlane recently launched its own sneaker brand, better known as Tread. The first silhouette out of the gate is The Trainer, an everyday sneaker of considerable quality and sustainability. At the upper is full-grain leather from a Gold-Certified tannery, while the sole is constructed from a blend of natural and recycled rubber. Not only is the sneaker made using 54% less virgin plastic than most counterparts, but Everlane offsets any remaining emissions. Sometimes, minimalism means leaving a smaller carbon footprint behind. It’s all par for the course over at Everlane, where premium craftsmanship and responsible manufacturing always comes in at the perfect price.

Classic Minimal Sneakers

Join our exclusive community