Style File: Basics for the Gents

I had a reader request some tips for the gents, so I am going to start with the basics, and where the best places are to find them. I love my husbands style so I had him approve this in advance;) 

Striped Tie: Etsy, Basic Tees: J. Crew, Belt 1: Asos, Belt 2: Asos, Pants: Old Navy, Shorts: Old Navy, Shoes: Bonobos

I don't know about your man, but mine knows what he likes, and sticks to it. He keeps his closet simple, unlike me who never can say no to a cute pair of shoes;) He is a guy's guy, who doesn't like to look too contrived. We are willing to pay a little more for the basics, knowing he will wear them to death. (Except for pants because we seem to get pen stains on every pair;)) H&M had shirts for $15 the other week that were just the right fit and style. 

 Where are some of your favorite shops for men?  

Fun Links for your weekend:
Crazy about these Gold dipped DIY Notebooks.
Colleen introduced me to this line of style. Classy meets Edgy.
Leah Duncan's phone cases are to die for.
Yvonne's lacquer tray DIY will want to make your bolt to Target.
The perfect set up for two kids to a room.

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  1. I find all my husbands clothes at the Bass pro shop. It makes shopping very easy for me. He is a sportsman.

  2. I love this style on guys. Thanks for linking to sources--very helpful.

    I really enjoy reading your blog :).

    Happy Friday!

  3. Looks like the perfect summer guy :)

    Checking out the shoes right now. Love them!

  4. This is so nice, I've had a few friends asking for more men's wear...or ANY men's wear on the blog. So I posted a pic of my husband's style a couple of days ago. :)

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  5. SO Cute!! :) Love all of these...

    Sara :)

  6. Ah! This is pretty much my husband's style, minus the pants and shoes. His shoes are more like that boat style, I guess. Love your picks! It's nice to see a post for the guys!

  7. My husband lives in LL Bean shirts. He's usually wearing a pair of jeans (something basic like Levis or Eddie Bauer) and one of LL Bean's wrinkle free oxfords. His collection is a bit ridiculous, but he looks good! If he isn't in that, he's probably in hiking clothes. ;)


  8. Classic picks.

    P.S. I think you mean "wear" instead of "where."

  9. I looove dressing my mr!
    And these picks are awesome!


  10. Yes, all this would make a guy look good, stylish but easy going! My guy loves shopping sometimes ;) Have a fun and happy weekend with your sweet ones!

  11. guys have it so easy! They look great in just the basics. Oh wait, so do us women. Nevermind ;)

  12. Ties from Etsy! I never would have thought! But now I'm definitely going to check there for ties for my husband - what a great shop!

    I wish my husband was a little more stylish but he just can't be bothered to wear anything but the very basics...or whatever I buy for him! : ) Thankfully, he wears his clothes well if I do say so myself!

  13. i like this one. simple and clean.


Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

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