For the Guys: 10 Heritage Closet Staples Even Your Dad Loved Back in the Day

Take some style notes from your old man.


 

(SPOT.ph) When it comes to menswear, there's nothing quite like the classics. Trends may come and go, but there are certain heritage pieces that have stood the test of time. And who better to learn style lessons from than the man who taught you how to get dressed? Check out our list of timeless closet staples that your dad probably loved in his younger years. 

 

 

501 Original-Fit Jeans (P3,399) from Levi’s

Several clothing stores have gone on to sell jeans in multiple styles, but nothing comes close to the OG. The 501s have a classic relaxed fit that flatters most body types—no wonder they've become the definitive bestseller for Levi's.

 

 

Twice Again Watch (P3,750) from Swatch

It's no surprise how Swatch watches became such a big trend in the '80s—who knew you could get Swiss-made timepieces at affordable prices? Besides the classic dial design, what really drew the style-savvy towards the brand was its interchangeable plastic straps that allowed you to have a watch in every color to match any getup.

 

 

Slim-fit Pique Polo (P4,950) from Lacoste

In the '70s and '80s, the hottest status symbol in men's fashion was a small embroidered crocodile. A preppy staple that practically defined smart-casual dressing, a Lacoste polo shirt definitely elevates your look in the most nonchalant way.

 

 

Superstar Sneakers (P4,895) from Adidas

Ever since its introduction in 1969, the Adidas Superstars has made a name for itself as a go-to city sneaker. Its classic silhouette and unforgettable three stripes are irresistible to sneakerheads even to this day, decades after its release.

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Aviator Sunglasses (P8,499) from Ray-Ban

It's incredible how a pair of sunglasses first released in 1936 is still the ultimate symbol of cool after all these years. Ray-Ban's classic aviators are loved by many because of just how universally flattering it is. Because really, who wouldn't want to look as good as Tom Cruise did in Top Gun?

 

 

Crew-Neck Cotton Pocket Tee (P4,250) from Ralph Lauren

Streetwear may be the big thing in menswear right now, but let's face it—preppy never really went away. This classic T-shirt definitely adds a touch of classic Americana to your closet (and to your dad's, as well).

 

 

Topsider Boat Shoes (P5,795) from Sperry

Boat shoes have undeniably stood the test of time thanks mostly to the fact that they're both versatile and durable. You'll look great in this tan leather pair, whether you're actually relaxing on a yacht or not.

 

 

Reversible Leather Belt (P1,299) from Giordano

Why buy two separate belts when you can have two for the price of one? This Giordano staple, which gave you the option of either a black or brown leather belt, completely changed the game when it came to work-appropriate wear. Your dad probably bought one back in the day to make him look sharp at the office—and today, so can you!

 

 

White Oxford Shirt (P2,650) from GAP

There are few clothing pieces more versatile than a white long-sleeved oxford button-down. You can wear it with almost anything and to any occasion: Take it for a spin on a casual visit to the mall, or dress it up with some freshly ironed slacks and a tailored blazer for the office.

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Chuck Taylor High-Top Sneakers (P2,390) from Converse

When you think of the phrase "classic sneaker," Converse Chuck Taylors immediately come to mind. The timeless basketball shoe has become an icon in its own right, and is immortalized in film by legends such as Marty McFly in Back to the Future, and even in mismatched colors by the cast of the local cult '80s teen flick Bagets!

 

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