Capsule Wardrobe: The Essential Khaki Suit

June 25th, 2015

Here at Articles of Style, we don’t want you to buy more clothes. We want you to buy the right clothes, so you can look great and get the most out of your investments. A smart wardrobe is one that is built around versatility and longevity. Ideally, the majority of the pieces can be mixed-and-matched to create different outfits for different occasions.

To illustrate this point, here’s the fifth installment in our “Capsule Wardrobe” series, where we give an example of a smart wardrobe built around, what else, a tailored suit in a seasonal fabric. Here’s 10 pieces (with a couple accessories) to make 5 different outfits for 5 different occasions.

The 10 Pieces


  • One khaki cotton suit
  • One unlined cotton topcoat
  • One tattersall shirt
  • One navy knit tie
  • One vintage denim shirt
  • One striped crewneck cotton sweater
  • One pair of forest green chinos
  • One heather grey jersey cotton scarf
  • One pair of chocolate brown leather wingtips
  • One pair of cognac kiltie loafers












Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • Jide JJ Smith

    These features have come at the right time for me! I have just gone back to office based work and I literally follow the looks to a T! My Interpretation is start the week like a boss and end it like a cool muda!

    Thank you for the hard work and continuously good content!

  • Gazman

    I’ve always loved those socks. That colour combo is magic.

  • Sapprentice

    Love the feature… and the loafers!

  • Herb

    The last look doesn’t incorporate the khaki suit whatsoever #fail

    • TO

      The essence of this series has been 10 pieces 5 outfits

  • Miguel

    Loving this series, I’m going to try some of this outfits with my Khaki suit, specially the Leisure one.

  • Tom

    Where’d the chocolate wingtips come from? They look fly.

    • Matt

      If I’m not mistaken from previous post he picked them up on eBay and they are Gucci

      • Dan Trepanier

        Nailed it, thanks Matt. I’ve had those wingtips many years, and they still look great. You know what they say about investing in quality footwear…

  • Ali Naaseh

    I absolutely love the capsule wardrobe series. Do more.

    • Dan Trepanier

      Thanks player. They’ll be even better when we can incorporate our own suits :)

      • TO

        Really wanna know about when this is happening so I can book my trip to LA:)

        • Dan Trepanier

          No need to travel my friend, we’ll be offering true bespoke fittings from the comfort of your living room. American bespoke e-commerce :)

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