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College Wardrobe Essentials for Guys 2022

One of the joys - and sometimes challenges - of college is figuring out your personal style. Whether you're coming from a small town or a big city, you'll likely be exposed to new trends and fashions in college. And while there's nothing wrong with experimenting with your style, there are certain types of men’s clothing that every guy should have in his wardrobe. Here is a list of college essentials for guys in 2022:

1. Sweater, Sweatshirts & Hoodies

It's always a good idea to have a sweater, sweatshirt or hoodie on hand. Opt for a neutral color or simple design that will go with everything in your wardrobe. They’re easy to layer and will help with unpredictable weather on college campuses.

2. Basic T-Shirts 

Having fresh, basic T-shirts are must-have clothing essentials for any guys heading off to college. They are versatile and can be worn on their own or layered under a jacket or sweater. T-shirts are also great for workouts, sporting events, or for any time when you don't know what to wear but need something that's going to be comfortable and looks put together.

There are a lot of different types and styles of T-shirts out there so it can be tough to know which one to buy. Look for t-shirts that fight odor, are machine washable or quick dry. You’ll be comfortable and pleasant to be around.

3. Button-Down Shirt

It’s a good idea to have a button-down shirt in your wardrobe. Look for a quality shirt in a solid color or simple pattern.

They are versatile and can be dressed up or down. Plus, they will come in handy for date nights, job interviews, and other professional opportunities that may arise during your college years. While you may not need to wear a button-down shirt every day, it’s definitely worth having at least one or two in your closet.

4. Joggers 

Joggers are an essential piece of clothing for guys to bring to college because they can be worn for a variety of activities - from working out in the gym, to running errands around town, to lounging around the dorm.  They're also great for staying cozy and warm on those chilly fall/winter days. 

5. Chino Pants/Shorts & Jeans

There is no doubt that when it comes to stylish and affordable clothing, college guys need to look no further than chino pants, shorts and a pair of jeans. Whether you're hitting the books in the library or heading out for a night on the town, chinos and jeans are a staple of any well-dressed college guy's wardrobe. 

6. Comfortable Shoes

You'll be doing a lot of walking on campus, so make sure you have a pair of shoes that are comfortable, supportive, and stylish. Sneakers are always a good option. Trust me, your feet will thank you!

7. Jacket

A jacket should be a top priority when thinking about what to pack for college. It can be chilly in the early morning or evening and a light jacket can easily be thrown on to keep warm. Plus, it's always smart to have something to cover up with if the air conditioning is too cold in the classrooms or library.

Keep in mind that a light jacket would be fine for some areas, but if you're in a colder climate, you'll definitely need something heavier. And in that case, please wear hat, gloves and/or a scarf! Everyone bundles up when walking on campus in the winter. You will want to as well.

Again, stick with neutral colors or simple designs that can be easily layered over other clothes. In any case, it's wise to always have a jacket with you, especially if you're going to be out late at night. Better to be safe than sorry!

8. Suit

You never know when you'll need to dress up for a job interview, a class presentation, a networking event, or a formal event. Also, a well- tailored suit conveys confidence and maturity, two qualities that will benefit any college student. Make sure you have a suit that fits you well and looks presentable. 

Book your personal suit appointment at Guys & Co where our staff will focus their attention on helping you with fit and style. 

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College is a time of exploration and self-discovery. As you venture off to your new home away from home, be sure to pack the clothing essentials that will make you feel comfortable in your own skin. 

We hope that this list of men’s clothing essentials has been helpful. At Guys & Co, our team is passionate about helping guys look sharp and feel confident in their everyday style. If you’re still having trouble deciding what to bring to school, be sure to check out our selection of men’s clothes at Guys & Co.