(5; nordstrom.com)It’s time to toss those grungy Hanes t-shirts you’ve been wearing since you were 12.We know the cheap 4-packs from Target are tempting, but now that you’re an adult, invest in a well-made version.Simply put, a man has an interchangeable wardrobe when each piece of clothing in his closet matches a large number of complementary items.A light blue shirt that matches 7 out of your 9 pairs of slacks is interchangeable; that red dress shirt that only works well with 1 of your nine trousers is not.And the worst part is we throw money away every few years buying new cheap clothing; the only thing we have to show for it is a tax receipt for donating the clothing to Goodwill.When I say invest in clothing, I mean buy QUALITY pieces that will last you decades and can be repaired at a fraction of the cost of buying new.They’re tailored enough to make you look put together, but will give you more “leg room” (so to speak) than the skinny hipster alternative.Try these: Made & Crafted 'Cutter' Relaxed Straight Leg Jeans (Easy Rinse), by Levi.
Make matching easy by choosing a solid or very subtle pattern. (8; jcrew.com)We trust that you’re no longer using a backpack...right? For a short trip or a few nights crashing at your girlfriend’s apartment, opt for the trendy-man’s duffle: a weekender bag.It’s the perfect refined-yet-casual piece that’s a must-have in every man’s wardrobe. Leather bags are great, but if you’re on a budget, cotton or nylon works just fine. (; rvca.com)You play it safe all day at the office, so why not have a little fun when it comes to the sneaker you wear at the gym?Plus, in our experience, cool kicks make for a great conversation starter with the hot chick on the elliptical. (0; nike.com) wear to grab lunch (without looking like a schlub).(; jamesperse.com)Don’t let a rainy day dampen your style.Traditionally, old-school trenches (think Sherlock Holmes) were worn below the knee, but today, contemporary styles favor a shorter cut.