Made to Measure Suits and What Men Need

Beyond the basics, you know, food, water and shelter, there are very few things men really need. Oh sure, clothes are nice and so is income, but the list is rather short.

There are several things that many men own that they hardly need. For example, any man can get by without cigars, a fast car or a pair of snakeskin boots. What men need are things that will improve their lives, things that make tasks easier to complete and things that bring genuine joy. These are things that you will have and love for years to come.

Look, a good cigar is a fine thing, as is a Porsche, but they are hardly a necessity and they won’t get you very far in life. And happy? The Porsche will make some men happy, but certainly not the cigar.

Claymore Brothers, your source for made to measure suits, offers the essentials every man should not be without.

A Great Watch

All men should own at least one great watch. Now, you don’t need to rush out and buy a $7,000 Rolex, but your watch should still be quality.

The price point isn’t important, you can get a nice watch with good movement for under $100. Then again, you can spend several hundred dollars on a watch that just looks weird.

Avoid buying a watch that is too big, you don’t want bling hanging from your wrist, you should prefer the subtle look in a watch. Pick a watch that suits your style and that has the functions and features that you will use.

Nice Socks

A good pair of socks will keep your feet cool and comfortable all day long, whether you are hiking or hanging out at the office. They will also provide others with a pop of your personality. Good socks are an affordable luxury you can’t pass on.


You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money for a reliable multitool. But you do need one with a good combination of tools. It is always a good idea to have your multitool handy, like in your briefcase or the glove box of your car.

Tie Bar

This is often an overlooked item you don't see too many men wearing. A tie bar is something that adds that special touch to your outfit.
Full-Length Mirror

A full-length mirror is an essential item men who desire to look great need. Without it, you might never realize when your lower outfit does not match with your upper get-up.

Quality Cookware

If you are the type of man who enjoys culinary pursuits, you probably already have a nice set of pots and pans. If you are the type of guy who barely knows how to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich, then probably not.

You never know when a significant other or friend will show up at your house. In such a case, you may hope to whip up a fancy meal for them. Even if you aren’t the best cook in the world, you can fake a lot of it with the right tools.

Your chicken cattitore might not look as appetizing as you had hoped, but your pans are stunning.

Quality Hygiene Products

With just a few great grooming products, you will look and feel your best. Don’t settle for a bar soap that cleans your face, hair and body and smells perfumy. You are better than that.


A great set of luggage is a must, especially if you travel quite often. Treat yourself to a quality set of luggage, it will last you years and you will be glad you did.

Quality Athletic Shoes

Whether you like to jog, ride a bike or hike, you need a quality pair of shoes built for your particular sport. For example, you can’t expect to perform your best if you are jogging outside in basketball shoes.

Formal Jacket

Even if you only wear your formal jacket a few times a year, there are times when you want to look your absolute best. A great jacket can make you look fantastic even if you are wearing jeans and a t-shirt underneath it.

Every man should also own a custom-tailored suit. Contact Claymore Brothers to learn more.

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