Your guide to the ultimate men's minimalist wardrobe

Sartorial style icons from the past 100 years all have something in common; a commitment to simplicity. 

From Frank Sinatra to James Dean, to our recent Oscar Hunt Master of Craft, Elvis Presley, they epitomise the ‘less is more’ mentality.

At Oscar Hunt, we adhere to a similar philosophy when it comes to dressing; it’s about quality over quantity. 

But that’s easier said than done.

Here, our team explains the foundations of a minimalist wardrobe to help you develop your own sense of timeless style. 

The tailored suit

The core of any well-dressed man’s wardrobe is a tailored suit. Whether you have one or ten, this is a staple worth investing in. 

If you’re just starting your wardrobe, think about covering off the fundamentals first with a single-breasted navy made-to-measure suit. This will hold you in good stead on most occasions.

Plain shirts

Next, a collection of plain, custom shirts. 

If you only have two shirts in your wardrobe, make them a white and a pale blue. These are timeless colours that pair well with most suits and jackets.

And focus on the fit. The additional money you might invest in a made-to-measure shirt will pay off in spades in that it’ll be both more comfortable and sit better on your body. 

Button label

The Sport Coat

Rapidly becoming an all-week wonder, the sports coat is a veritable swiss-army knife of the wardrobe. Just as easily thrown on over a button-down chambray shirt and jeans or over chinos with a tie for more formal occasions, it reeks of understated elegance. 


Last but not least, it’s all in the shoes. You can spot quality a mile away when it comes to footwear and this is a simple way to add an extra level of polish to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. 

Don’t know where to begin? Start with a plain pair of dark brown Oxfords. They can be dressed up and down as needed and often become better with wear. 


We invite you to curate your own minimalist wardrobe by booking a fitting with our team today.