SPOT.ph Directory: Men's Wardrobe Essentials

Let’s go back to basics.

 

(SPOT.ph) What's the secret of any A-list celebrity? It doesn't take much to figure out especially if you have a throng of stylists and a winning smile to back you up. But for an average Joe, it does not need to be that difficult. The secret? Just 10 wardrobe essentials that will have you looking like a million bucks from the boardroom to date night. It's really all about mixing and matching. No frills here, we promise. And, just like any value meal, once you have the basics, there are endless possibilities to looking good.

 

We're no authority on fashion but we do know where to get the best of these basics. Save up and go crazy. Just remember to get your girl something, too.

Get them in every color, like this one from Uniqlo!

Plain Tees

Classic, versatile, and comes in a range of colors, without a doubt plain tees should be a staple in your closet.

 

Penshoppe

Price range: P299 to P599

 

G/F SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

3/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

 

Giordano

Price: P450

 

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Building A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

2/F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, Libis, Quezon City

 

Regatta

Price: Crew neck tee (P495)

 

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

3/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

 

Lacoste

Price range: P2,650 to P3,450

 

2/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Building B, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

G/F Rustan's Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City

G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

 

Dark, light, or distressed? Your pick.

Jeans

It's an investment-worthy piece. The right cut, color, and quality should earn you a few winks.

 

Bench/

Price range: P699.75 to P998

 

2/F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C5), Quezon City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

5/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

 

Topman

Price Range: P2,245 to P2,695

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3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

2/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

3/F Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Levi's

Price: Starts at P2,500

 

G/F SM North Edsa Department Store, SM North Edsa, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

2/F Crossings Department Store, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F SM Megamall Department Store, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

2/F SM Makati Department Store, SM Makati, Ayala Center, Makati City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Throw on this edgy navy jacket for a fun night out

Casual Jackets

A statement piece that can either make or break your outfit. They’re also handy during those cold, long nights of overtime.

 

Bershka

Price: Available upon request

 

G/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

G/F Glorietta 2, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

 

H.E. By Mango

Price: P2,950 to P11,950

 

G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

 

Springfield

Price: P4,950 to P6,950

 

3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, Libis, Quezon City

UG/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

2/F Building B, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/L Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

Walk in stride with sneakers like this one from Airwalk by Payless

Sneakers

Casual can be cool. Rock that look with style in nice kicks that can be paired with any outfit.

 

Champion/Airwalk, available at Payless Shoe Source

Price range: P1,250 to P1,650

 

3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

4/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

 

Vans

Price range: P2,295 to P5,498

 

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

 

Nike

Price range: Starts at P3,900

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3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

UG/F Building A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

B8, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

 

Onitsuka Tiger

Price range: P4,200 to P6,200

 

2/F Building A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

2/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

 

 

It’s all about the fit-as seen on this navy suit by Zara

Dark Tailored Suit

Dress to impress in a suit that fits well. You can get a blazer and pants at a retail store, but remember to get it tailored. No one wants to see an ill-fitting blazer.

 

Zara

Price range: P2,500 to P6,000 (pieces are sold separately)

 

3/L Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City

G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

2/F SM Mall of Asia, Pacific Drive, Pasay City

 

Topman

Price range: Trousers (P2,795 to P3,995); blazers (P5,195 to P7,995)

 

3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

2/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City

3/F Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

H.E. By Mango

Price: Trousers (P2,900 to P5,400); blazers (P3,950 to P11,000)

 

G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

 

Tyler

Price range: Trousers (P2,950 to P3,150); blazers (P5,000 to P8,000)

 

2/F Crossings Department Store, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

3/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City

G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

2/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Marks & Spencer

Price range: P4,950 to P12,950 (pieces are sold separately)

 

2/F The Block SM City North Edsa, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

G/F Eastwood Promenade, Eastwood Central Park Mall, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C5), Quezon City

2/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

G/F East Wing, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City

2/F and 3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

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G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

G/F and 2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

It can be worn any time of the day

White Button-down Dress Shirt

A clean, classic piece that will be there for you-from day to night.

 

Uniqlo

Price: P1,290

 

UG/F SM City Fairview, Quirino Highway corner Regalado Avenue, Fairview, Quezon City

2/L The Block SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

UG/F Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

UG/F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

2/F Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pacific Drive, Pasay City

 

Muji

Price: P1,450

 

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Doña Hemady Street, Quezon City

R3 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

2/F SSI Building, Quadrant 7, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati

2/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

G/F Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pacific Drive, Pasay City

 

Celio*

Price range: P1,695 to P2,195

 

2/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

R2 Level Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

 

Massimo Dutti

Price range: P3,950 to P4,650

 

G/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

R1 Level Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

G/L Greenbelt 5, Legazpi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

The Daily Shirting Company

Price: Available upon request

 

Retail Lab at the Archaeology, R2 Level, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Unit 201, Greimebl Building, 7838 Makati Avenue, Makati City

 

Put your outfit together with a basic tie like this one from Tie Line

Neck Ties

It ties (sorry, we couldn't help it) the whole look together, don't you think?

 

Tie Line

Price: Polyester (P495); Microfiber (P595); Silk (P895)

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City

G/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legazpi Street, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Arrow

Price range: P800 to P1,099.75

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

3/F Podium Mall, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

 

Pedro

Price: P895

2/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F The Block SM City North Edsa, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

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B8, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

2/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

G/F SM Mall of Asia, Pacific Drive, Pasay City

Yes, they were made for walking.

Dress Shoes

We believe a man wears dress shoes to work. In basic black or brown, wingtips or cap toes, you never know when you might need them.

 

SM Salvatore Man

Price range: Starts at P800

 

Available in SM Department Stores in all SM Malls

 

Wade

Price range: Starts at P1,000

 

UG/F SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

2/F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, Libis, Quezon City

3/F East Wing, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Building A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong

3/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Perry Ellis

Price range: Starts at P3,500

 

2/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

2/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati

 

Aldo

Price range: Starts at P4,500

 

2/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City

3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

B8, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

 

Steve Madden

Price range: Starts at P4,500

 

G/F Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City

2/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Cole Haan

Price range: Starts at P15,000

 

G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

G/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

 

 

Timex Easy Reader-a classic

Watches

Checking the time through your phone is so distracting! Put back the hip and formal vibe to your outfit with a timepiece. It'll age better than that iPhone of yours, anyway.

 

Casio

Price range: Starts at P2,000

 

Time Depot branches

 

Nixon

Price range: Available upon request

 

2/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City

4/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

Watch Republic branches (G/F Trinoma Mall; 2/F Power Plant Mall; 4/F Market! Market!)

Rustan's Department Stores; Robinsons Department Stores; SM Department Stores

 

Timex

Price Range: P2,690 to P14,000

 

The Timex Shop branches (2/F SM Megamall; 2/F Glorietta 3)

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Watch Republic branches (G/F Trinoma Mall; 2/F Power Plant Mall; 4/F Market! Market!)

 

Daniel Wellington

Price range: P8,960 to P11,760

 

Washington Watch Gallery Company branches (2/F Power Plant Mall; G/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall)

Online at AVA.ph

 

T.W. Steel

Price range: P19,000 to P44,000

 

2/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

 

All grown up with Pedro’s leather messenger bag

Bag

It's not just a women's item anymore. Command respect in a plush brown leather bag, a navy weekender, or a sleek black briefcase. C'mon, you deserve it.

 

Fino Leatherware

Price Range: Available upon request

 

G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

2/F Eastwood Mall, Orchard Road, Libis, Quezon City

3/F Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

2/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City

 

Herschel

Price range: Starts at P2,500

 

4/F The Block, SM City North EDSA, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City

2/F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Center, Quezon City

2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

 

Pedro

Price range: P3,995 to P4,595

 

G/F Building A, SM Megamall, EDSA corner Julia Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City

B8, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City

2/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Makati City

 

Bauhaus

Price range: P8,990 to P20,000

 

2/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City

3/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA corner North Avenue, Quezon City

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