alpha m. stylesystem
Aaron Marino of alpha m. instructs how to build a new wardrobe, including corporate casual. Wardrobe is built, not bought in a weekend. Your wardrobe is constantly evolving from the basics. You systematically replace and add to the wardrobe based on your lifestyle.

For example, if you wear jeans every day to work, your basic wardrobe will have jeans as a staple. Every guy should have certain elements, and this list gives a broad spectrum of items. Assess what is the most important, applicable, and important in your wardrobe. This list is baseline for your wardrobe needs. For the entire stylesystem by Aaron Marino, visit Aaron Mario.

In this video, Aaron also presents definitions for formal, semi-formal, dressy, semi-casual, or casual, which the pants are the distinguishing characteristic. Corporate casual is defined as pants that are slacks or cotton pants (chino or  khakis) with a button-up shirt or a Polo shirt. Always stay professional, even on ‘crazy jean day’.

Basic Wardrobe Checklist

Shoes

  • Black Dress (lace up or slip on) + Matching Belt
  • Brown Dress (lace up or slip on) + Matching Belt
  • Casual Brown (ex: Driving Moc) + Matching Belt
  • Fashion Sneaker + Fun Casual Fabric Belt

 

Great fitting jeans

  • Dark wash minimal distressing
  • Lighter wash for casual wear

 

Pants

  • Tailored Flat Front Non Cuffed Khakis
  • Tailored Flat Front Non Cuffed Gray Semi Dress Pants
  • Tailored Black Flat Front No Cuffed Black Slacks (Dress Pants non Cotton)

 

Athletic

  • Solid Black Workout Pants

 

Shorts

  • Flat Front Slim Khaki (non cargo)
  • Casual Cargo Shorts
  • Athletic Shorts

 

Shirts

  • Dress
  • Tailored White Dress Shirt
  • Tailored Light Blue Dress Shirt
  • Tailored Black Button Up

 

Casual:

  • White V-neck T shirt
  • Black V-neck T shirt
  • Two  Casual Button ups
  • Gray Long Sleeve V-Neck T Shirt
  • Light Weight V neck Sweater

 

Professional

  • Tailored Gray Suit
  • 2 Great Ties
  • Tailored Black Sport Coat
  • Tailored Tan Sport Coat

 

Outerwear

  • Leather Jacket
  • Light Weight Casual Jacket
  • Tailored Trench Coat
  • Fitted Gray Pea Coat

 

Accessories

  • Casual Watch
  • Dress Watch