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Men's Style Guide

How to: Recognise wardrobe essentials

We all have those wardrobe pieces which we canít let go, the effortless, classic and timeless staples which are our old favourites and that make up the bones of our wardrobe, setting the foundations of our styling and taste.

These core pieces are the starting point for us all, the aim is to utilise these garments in the best way to create flattering, stylish and comfortable outfits. The key benefit of a wardrobe essential is that it is interchangeable for many seasons or occasions.

The Ultimate Chino

  • Versatile

  • Classically tapered

  • Flattering shape

  • Core colour options

  • Smart-casual

  • Pleat front styling

  • Adjust to fit waistband

  • chino

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    The cotton V-neck

  • Classic v-neck

  • Pure cotton

  • Variety of colours

  • Good quality

  • Unbeatable comfort

  • Versatile

  • Excellent Value

  • v-neck

    Click here to view our range of V-necks.

    The ultimate trouser

  • Flat or pleat front styling

  • Smart

  • 4 leg lengths

  • Adjust to fit waistband

  • Crease + water resistant

  • Comfort

  • Everyday wear

  • ultimate

    To shop our collection of ultimate trousers simply click here and shop away.

    Classic oxford shirt

  • Traditional oxford fabric

  • Classic button-down collar

  • Smart-casual

  • Iconic staple

  • A choice of stripes and plains

  • shirts

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  • Relaxed or straight fit styling

  • Classic denim washes

  • Everyday wear

  • High quality

  • Long lasting and reliable

  • See you through any occasion

  • jeans

    If you'd like to shop Cotton Traders' full range of Jeans, click here.

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