Suggested List of Clothes for Men

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List of Men's Clothes

Do you have a list of typical men’s clothing? My husband wears uniforms to work.



It is a little hard to give you a list of men’s clothing without knowing more about your lifestyle. For example, do you go to church each Sunday where he needs dress pants or is it more casual? Do you go out to dinner or over to friends’ homes where you dress more or less fancy, and so on.

Usually, a guy who wears uniforms to work can get by with:

2-3 pairs of jeans (1 pair for work around the house)
1-2 pairs of docker type pants (a tan pair and a dark pair)
1 pair of nice black or brown dress pants
1-2 dress shirts
2-3 polo shirts
3-4 everyday t-shirts
1 pair tennis shoes
1 pair dress shoes
1 pair semi dress shoes

You can add or take away from this list, of course, if something doesn’t apply to your situation. The main thing to consider is how often you wash. If you wash every day, you can get by with much less. A dress jacket is nice for a man to have for special occasions but not a must have. Your husband may love to have a couple of old sweatshirts or t-shirts to wear around the house all the time and, if that is the case, he could get by with fewer nice t-shirts or polos. Hopefully, this will give you a start and you can adjust the list to reflect your needs.


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  1. Rebecca says

    I FINALLY coaxed my hubby to have a pair of nice out on town jeans. He’s a Marine, and just wears his cammies even off duty unless he’s working on a car or going off base. Usually even then, he’ll wear his old beat up jeans. He has a date outfit and the rest are work clothes where we don’t mind if oil, grease or holes get into it. The only clothes I’m washing are usually his PT shirts and all his socks and underwear.

  2. Sarah says

    My husband doesn’t wear uniforms, but works in an industrial plant and has to wear 100% cotton. He and his coworkers decided that it didn’t matter if their work shirts were wrinkled (he really does love me!) so he doesn’t need them ironed.
    How many work “outfits” should he have? He is currently working 6 days a week and we wash once a week.

    • says

      Sarah if he wears a clean outfit everyday then he will need 6 if you wash once a week. If he changes every other day then 3 would be enough. Figure how many times he changes or wears a clean outfit a week and then you will know what you need. I would add 1-2 extras maybe in case something would happen like one gets torn, lost or something just for back up.

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