I Can’t Even: The Best Adulting Menswear Essentials from Bingham’s — Part 2

Depending on your job, the disheveled look can only carry you so far. A polished appearance complete with well-fitting clothing can do amazing things for one’s confidence. Read on for reliable and effective tips in Part 2 of Bingham’s Adulting Menswear Essentials: 

In our last installment, we talked about suits, ties, dress shirts, the necessity of a belt and appropriate jeans. Next on the list are sweaters. 

Sweaters. A lightweight sweater from Bingham’s is a great transitional piece from season to season. You can wear a sweater from Peter Millar or Robert Graham with a button down shirt, with or without a tie, under a sport or suit jacket or with an open collared button down and coordinating solid T-shirt peeking out underneath. Throw on a sport coat and jeans and your not-too-casual-oh-this-old-thing look will yield many approving looks. 

Trousers. Jeans aside, another wardrobe essential is a neat pair of trousers, be they dress pants or casual chinos. Options from Ballin or Bill’s Khakis are incredibly comfortable, versatile and lightweight. 

Shoes. Your feet will thank you a million times over for investing in a few pairs of high-quality shoes. Start with a pair of dress shoes and a pair that checks the casual box so that you have a few styles to rotate through. At Bingham’s, we carry both looks from Trask and Martin Dingman and can offer suggestions for how to pull off completing your outfit in shoes that aren’t black. 

Underpants. Why are these in the list? Because we care. Taking care of yourself and maintaining a good grooming schedule also includes considering the first layer of clothing on your body. Throw out your torn and stretched underwear. You deserve the best! Who wants to wear a great outfit with overstretched underwear that bunches in all of the wrong places? Get some Saxx underwear. Stat. 

Come and adult with us at Bingham’s today!

 

I Can’t Even: The Best Adulting Menswear Essentials from Bingham’s — Part 1

At Bingham’s in Columbia, we recognize that the millennial generation values teamwork, the fulfillment of feeling like you belong to something larger than yourself and opportunities for learning and advancement. Adulting and playing the part involves dressing comfortably, confidently and appropriately. Make sure you have these essentials in your wardrobe on your road to success — and watch your investment dollars stretch in high-quality items:  

 

A well-fitting suit. A Paul Betenley or Byron suit in a lightweight fabric can take you from mild temperatures to the bitter cold with the help of a few layers. An off-the-rack sport coat is no substitute for a tailored suit that fits you perfectly in all the right places and looks like it was made for you. Talk to the team at Bingham’s about the right fit and style for you. 

One of the best parts of investing in a suit is its versatility. Use the slacks with a dress shirt and sweater and skip the jacket. Or pair the jacket with more casual trousers, a button-down shirt and refined sneakers. 

Tie boxes

Ties. The Bingham’s team will help you pick out a tie or two from Robert Talbott to dress up your outfit or give you the courage to get a wild hair and step out with a bold pattern. A snazzy tie can add the perfect punch or give you the missing amount of polish your outfit needs. 

 

 


Dress shirts.
David Donahue, Peter Millar or Eton dress shirts are worth the investment. Let the staff at Bingham’s share suggestions for matching dress shirts with ties. Consider purchasing a more subdued neutral solid-colored shirt and patterned one that will go with your suit. 


Leather belt.
Keep your pants up. Need we say more? 

 


Jeans.
Save the severely faded and torn jeans for the weekend. Jeans from 34 Heritage are classy and well-fitting enough to go with a sweater and button-down shirt or an untucked shirt from johnnie-0 or Peter Millar

Stay tuned for part two of our adulting clothing essentials! In the meantime, see you at Bingham’s.

Tan Shoes + Dark Suit = High Style

Can you wear tan dress shoes with a dark suit? YES!

Tan Shoes + Dark Suit = High Style

When suggesting tan shoes to buyers, the most frequent question we usually get is – can you wear tan dress shoes with a dark suit? Our answer is usually a big “YES”. Even though they are not the type of shoes you can wear with just anything, tan shoes can create everything, from casual looks for relaxed days out, to smart outfits that are perfect for the office.

If you are wondering what to wear with tan shoes, and you don’t have the intention of creating a summery style look, then an easy solution would be to go for darker colors. You can pair your dress tan shoes with black or classic navy suits to create a sharp, put-together look that is perfect for any formal occasion. We have a great collection of tan shoes from Allen Edmond that come in a wider range of tones, which can help add serious style to dark suits.  Take a look:

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole + Coppley Suit

cap toe coppley

 

The above Allen Edmond shoe would be a perfect pair for wearing with the Byron suit. They make a perfect combo for the office. We have a huge selection of Allen Edmond shoes as well as Byron suits that you can choose from.

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords + Elegant Dark Suit by Paul Betenley

Betenley

This Allen Edmond shoe is another great tan shoe that can go well with dark suits, more specifically the ones from Coppley. The above combination is also great for the office. You can choose a wide variety of Coppley’s dark colored suits at our store to match with your tan shoes.

Strand Cap-toe Oxfords with Dainite Rubber Sole +  Slim Cut Suit by Byron

Byron

 

Pairing this Allen Edmond’s shoe with a dark slim cut suit by Byron will also result in an elegant and classy look.

We have a variety of shoes from Allen Edmond and suits from Byron, Coppley and Paul Betenley, which come in elegant styles. Stop by at our Binghams Clothing Store in Columbia, Missouri for these and more.