The 8 basic essentials every man needs
by Sam Maas on Jun 14, 2021
The fashion industry goes fast: trends flux, seasons change, and what’s trending now is already out tomorrow. As a customer you might think this is great, but unfortunately it is not. In fact, fast fashion is destroying our planet. Not to mention the low wages and poor human conditions that go with it.
Taking that into account, it is much better to invest in timeless basics you can wear all year round and will never go out of style. Because if there’s anything we know about basic wardrobe essentials, it’s that you will wear them on repeat.
At Haze&Finn, that is exactly what we look to push. Our collections therefore consist of a range of timeless classics. This is part of our goal to become fully sustainable by 2025. In this blog post we listed eight basic essentials for men that will keep your wardrobe sharp.
A selection of white tees
A plain white tee is a wardrobe staple for all seasons. From a casual setting to something a bit more formal, you can mix and match this piece to compliment any event.
There are also endless ways to wear a white tee; whether you prefer ripped jeans or a double-breasted suit. A white tee is fashion's safest bet. You can’t go wrong with a classic T-shirt.
In our webshop you will find a wide range of white tees, all made from 100% organic cotton. Not only do they feel ultrasoft, they also use far less water during the production process and the tees aren't treated with pesticides and chemicals.
A pair of denim jeans that suits you
Jeans are an important part of every man’s wardrobe. This basic piece can be easily dressed up or down and looks absolutely fabulous with pretty much everything you wear. However, finding a trusted pair of jeans is not that easy.
Our advice: when it comes to jeans, not all denim is equal. A pair of good jeans is the best investment anyone will make. It promises durability and lasting appearance. It is better to have a few good, quality denims than several low-budget ones.
You can find the perfect jeans for men in our webshop. From slim fit to straight fit: at Haze&Finn you are sure to find a pair of jeans that suits you. The fabrics are smooth and breathable through-out the day.
Do you want to go for ultimate comfort? Then we recommend our new stretch jeans. The advanced stretch technology allows you to move around comfortably, without compromising on the authentic tapered leg denim look. Go and take a look at our webshop!
A chino that fits with everything
As we said earlier a good pair of jeans is an important staple in every man’s wardrobe. However, when temperatures are rising, it is pleasant to step into something a little cooler than jeans. Chinos are the perfect alternative.
Think of chinos as the lightweight, slightly more refined cousin of jeans. They're more comfortable in the heat, equally trendy and almost as easy to combine. A chino can be styled for both casual, semi-formal and formal occasions. Just grab the right chino colour and you are ready to go.
In our webshop you will find a wide variety of chinos in every colour. Note: Haze&Finn chinos are made of 98% cotton and 2% elastane. The last one keeps the pants stretchy and offers ultimate comfort.
A coat that actually keeps you warm
Go ahead and splurge on this outerwear essential. Trust us —the investment will be worth it. A jacket is ideal for cool spring weather or a harsh winter.
However, do not mistake this: we all have coats and jackets, but do they fulfill their purpose of keeping us warm? It is important to have at least one (decent) coat that actually keeps you warm. This is certainly useful during the winter months or when you go on holiday to the north.
The jackets of Haze&Finn are windproof and water repellent, and are made from 100% polyester. We have the best jackets that can handle the nordic cold.
A classic linen shirt
As temperatures rise, a linen shirt is a staple of any stylish men's wardrobe. This airy fabric not only looks stylish, but is also breathable and extremely comfortable.
Did you know linen was already popular in the time of the ancient Greeks? The weather that the Ancient Greeks experienced on a regular basis required a light and breathable fabric.
At Haze&Finn you can choose from different linen shirts. Going from plain white to indigo wash. The stand up collar ensures a young and trendy look.
A nice sweater for chill days
You have probably heard of sweater weather. Sweaters and hoodies are great staples to ensure you remain warm, comfortable and stylish during cold and chilly weather.
However, sweaters are far more playful fashion pieces than most men tend to think. There are countless ways to style it up. A well-tailored, form-fitting sweater can be as eye-catching as a fancy shirt.
Pair your sweater for example with a simple pair of jeans, a plain shirt, or even a tie and jacket. Looking for something more classy? Put on a collared shirt and tie underneath to look professional.
Comfy joggers to hang out in
Sweatpants have come such a long way in the fashion world that they are no longer associated with those loose grey joggers you only wear when you are at home and you know you are not leaving the house.
Just because sweats are comfy doesn’t automatically mean they have to be boring. Joggers are the ultimate in casual wear, but to keep them from looking sloppy, try a chunky cardigan or something. For a low-key look, layer a flight jacket over a t-shirt and accessorize with a beanie and boots. For an instantly put-together look, a coordinated tracksuit is all you need.
Discover our sweatpants in four different colours. The premium cotton mix American sweat fabric has a very soft hand feel and gives you the comfort you expect from premium Haze&Finn jogging trousers.
A casual chic polo shirt
No idea if your dinner date is casual or chic? Go for a polo shirt. You just can't go wrong with a classic polo shirt. It gives you that extra little bit of style compared to a plain t-shirt.
Therefore the polo shirt is a style staple in every guy’s wardrobe – whether you’re a sportswear fan or a smooth dresser. They’ll fit you great, no matter the occasion. Pair with your best denim for an everyday, casual look.
Some extra advice: throw a bomber jacket on top to create a cool, retro vibe
Discover our polo shirts in the webshop.
Although these basics consist of nothing revolutionary, there are still men out there who don't know what they're missing. All essentials can be worn and styled with different pieces, but can also be combined to create that ultimate feel good look. Isn't that what everyone is after?
PS: If you buy at Haze & Finn, 1% of your purchase will be donated to organizations and individuals doing everything in their power to preserve and save the Arctic.