4 Investment Pieces that are Sure to Stand the Test of Time

Trends come and go, but some items are never going to go out of style. If you invest in these timeless pieces, you’ll fashion-proof your wardrobe and look great for years to come.

So, read on for my pick of four investment pieces that are sure to stand the test of time. No matter what your style, you can’t go wrong with these classics.

Brogues

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Image credit: Pritchards

Brogues are a British style icon with a long and rich heritage. Invest in a good-quality pair of these dress shoes and you can rest assured they’ll never go out of style.

The holes that define the brogue were originally added to allow water to drain through them and help the wearer wade through muddy terrain. Today, they make for a stylish twist on formal footwear and can help elevate any outfit.
If you invest in a good-quality pair of brogues, you can be sure they’ll never go out of fashion. Today, you can pick up a pair in a wide range of patterns and colours, meaning you’re sure to find some that will instantly elevate your formal wardrobe.

If you don’t already own at least one pair of these timeless shoes, head to the collection of men’s brogues at Pritchards, where you’ll find a great selection of head-turning designs and receive 10% off your first order.

A Tweed Jacket

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If you’re looking to invest in a truly timeless piece of clothing, look no further than a tweed jacket. Classy, versatile, and bang on trend, this will make a fantastic addition to any wardrobe.

The tweed jacket originates from the Scottish Outer Hebrides, where the locals discovered how to weave wool into intricate patterns to create a sturdy material that stood up to the wildest weather. In the 19th century the material was adopted by the gentry, and its place as a British style icon was cemented forever.

The real beauty of a tweed jacket is in its versatility. Wear yours over an Oxford shirt and you can dress it up with trousers and a pair of brogues, or down with chinos and some classic white trainers.

It’s almost impossible to go wrong but, if you want to make sure you’re investing in a piece that will last a lifetime, make sure you have your tweed blazer tailored by a professional. If you’re new to the world of tailored suits, check out the Telegraph’s beginner’s guide to tailoring for some ideas.

A Plain Tee

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Image credit: Norse Projects

It’s almost impossible to go wrong but, if you want to make sure you’re investing in a piece that will last a lifetime, make sure you have your tweed blazer tailored by a professional. If you’re new to the world of tailored suits, check out the Telegraph’s beginner’s guide to tailoring for some ideas.

If you’re looking for a truly timeless piece, look no further than a well-fitted plain T-shirt. Every man’s wardrobe should include a handful of good-quality tees in neutral colours like black, white, and grey. Whether you’re putting together a casual or smart-casual outfit, these will make the perfect starting point. Pair with jeans and trainers for a laid-back look or wear one in place of a button-up shirt to dress down a suit.

In my Spring fashion wish list, I listed the Norse Projects Niels Basic T-shirt as one of this season’s must-haves. This is a great investment piece that’s never going to go out of style, so pick yours up for a stylish go-to for every season.

A pair of Wayfarers

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Image credit: Ray-Ban

With summer nearly upon us, it’s time to dig your sunglasses out. If you want to maintain your timeless style when the sun comes out, that pair you picked up last-minute in the airport before your last holiday isn’t going to cut it. Instead, invest in a pair of Wayfarers.

Launched in 1952, these iconic Ray-Bans are undoubtedly the coolest shades around. They look just as good now as they ever have, and add a classic detail to any summer outfit. You can pick up a pair of Wayfarers with free delivery and returns from the Ray-Ban site — go for a classic black or tortoise shell frame for a pair that will go with everything.  
There you have it: four investment pieces that are sure to stand the test of time. Pick these up today and they’ll never go out of style.

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Cascade of Colour is a UK Men’s Lifestyle blog delving in to the world of Male Fashion and Grooming, Food, Music (a lot of this!), Design, Tech and Travel. Want to get in touch? Drop me an email at cascadeofcolour@gmail.com

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