The New Menswear Essentials

In the world of menswear, the idea of which items are "essential" to a man's wardrobe is a debate that has plagued our cultural subset since its inception (pretty much 2008). We've already tried to reverse engineer that shit by working backwards through the process of elimination, but as menswear has evolved into the monster it is today, it's clear that the vital signs have changed—some things have become boring and, perhaps, wrongfully grounded in nostalgia, while others have ascended, climbing the ladder of relevance. If you're really all about getting dressed, then you've probably stocked up on the standards. But where do those of us who have ascended to 2.0 (or just love spending money) go from here? What handful of items define our evolution? Our growth? Let's explore the new menswear essentials.