No. 1 - the holdall. A smart and stylish multi-purpose holdall will serve you well for business trips, weekends away and those obligatory trips to the gym.
No. 2 - the black boot. Kurt Geiger. €150, Arnotts. Understated and just plain cool, go for a pair of narrow, black leather boots and you'll have your year-round shoe staple. We promise.
no.3 The Sweatshirt. Valentino jumper. Not just for the gym, the sweatshirt is the perfect piece for off-duty days but it's not about looking sloppy. Go for a structured sweat that will keep you looking slick. Maybe avoid Kanye's fringed boots though.
no.4 - the Runners. These speak for themselves. Who doesn't want a pair of comfy runners in their wardrobe? Opt for a darker shade to add a little smartness to your look. But the more bashed up they are, the better they look.
no.5 - the Dark Jeans. A deep, dark blue with no distressing will see you through many an occasion. For the most versatile fit go for slim, not skinny.
no.6 - The Trench. The perfect autumn and spring coat - it will keep out the rain. Wear it for colder weather with a chunky knit and jeans, or keep it looking slick a la Tom by wearing it over your suit.
Take a style tip from Josh Duhamel and go all Americana when styling your suit - red, white and blue.
no.7 - The Solid Coloured Suit. If you wear a suit to work, or even if you don't, you should always have more than one in your fashion arsenal. A classic navy single breasted suit is the perfect place to start.
no.8 - the Underwear. Wear it, change it, wash it, repeat but as the foundation of your outfit, underwear should really be given more thought. Whether it's boxers or briefs, a good fit and quality matter.
no.9 - The White Tee. Whether you wear it like Beckham and layer it under a shirt, or simply work it on it's own, you need a white tee in your wardrobe. Logo free, a neat fit and good quality cotton is best.
no.10 - The Dress shoe. Ever man needs a decent pair of black lace-up dress shoes. A simple and modern style will give you good wear with a suit and even a tux. Spend big, as these shoes will be good to you.
no.11 - The Blue Shirt. An essential workwear item, there's not much that won't go with a blue shirt. Wear with a beige, navy, burgundy or grey suit, or in your down time with jeans or slim pants.
no.12. The Watch. There's not as much room for accessoring when it comes to guys (see: Johnny Depp's scarves), so make your pieces count. You can't go wrong with a sleek and stylish timepiece.