Buying quality costs more, but it’s often worth it. There are some items a man needs to buy only once. Provided proper care is taken, they can be worn or used forever.
We’ve rounded up 13 items that will neither break nor go out of style, so you can build your wardrobe with an eye to longevity.
Taking into account the odd sole replacement here and there, these items will last decades, even with constant use. Many of these products are even covered by lifetime warranties, so you can be sure to get your money’s worth.
A quality pair of dress shoes
Take care of a pair of quality dress shoes, and they’ll last as long as you need them to.
With the proper maintenance, a good pair of dress shoes should last until you no longer need them, even with constant wear.
Brands with the reputation to create shoes like this include Allen Edmonds, Alden, Church’s, and Crockett and Jones.
L.L. Bean’s Bean Boots are the quintessential bad weather boot, so it’s no surprise that they’re tough as nails.
They’ll take anything you throw at them and are even backed by L.L. Bean’s unconditional guarantee, in case anything comes undone before you think it should.
Classically styled ties
Chances are you’ll never wear a tie out. You will, however, get tired of your patterns and widths, and you’ll need to buy new ties that are styled a little differently.
We recommend a subtly styled type in a 2.5-inch- to three-inch-wide size, which will be able to handle any new trends in the years to come.
A good, conservatively styled suit
You might be tempted to go cheap on your first suit. After all, it’s just a starting point — why splurge for something you don’t know if you’re going to wear a lot, or even like?
But we recommend a different approach. Go for quality, and you’ll never need to buy another suit in that color…