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


  • 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



  • 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)



  • Solid Black Workout Pants



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



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



  • 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



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



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



  • Casual Watch
  • Dress Watch