Sponsored Post: This post was made possible by Cladwell. I started using Cladwell back in 2014 after meeting the co-founders at StyleCon in LA, and I think it's a great tool for you. Read on to find out why!
Here's a simple yes or no question for you:
Is your wardrobe complete?
If you're like most men, the answer is “no” or “I have no idea…”. And that's okay. You're perfectly normal!
The fact is, building a wardrobe – and shopping for clothes, in general – is confusing and way too time consuming.
But it doesn't have to be. You're about to learn how to hack the entire process and take the mystery out of shopping once and for all.
If you aren't sure whether or not your wardrobe is complete, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you ready for any occasion, from a summer wedding to a family ski trip?
- Have you ever struggled to put and outfit together or even been late because you didn't know what to wear?
- Have you ever had to buy an article of clothing at the last minute right before an important event?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your wardrobe probably isn't complete. Maybe you don't have enough clothes. Or maybe you have plenty of clothes, but you don't like most of them.
This has probably led to frustration on more than one occasion. You might even feel overwhelmed at the thought of trying to fix this problem.
That's okay. You're not alone. The vast majority of men feel the same way.
It's this feeling that leads men to believe that there's no such thing as a complete wardrobe. That shopping for clothes and acquiring new outfits is a never-ending process that – let's be honest – kind of sucks.
Believe it or not, a tech company called Cladwell is solving this problem. Here's how…
Shopping Is NOT a Never-Ending Activity
Building a wardrobe can be a long and expensive process, but it doesn't have to go on indefinitely.
It is possible to buy a specific set of items and be done, at least until your situation in life (or waistline) changes significantly.
You probably don't need as many items as you think.
One of my favorite bloggers, Barron from Effortless Gent, has a philosophy called Lean Wardrobe that's all about owning the minimum amount of clothes possible.
Antonio from Real Men Real Style talks about building an interchangeable wardrobe in which every item can be paired for endless possibilities.
Their wardrobes are complete, which means that shopping is now a low pressure, enjoyable and completely voluntary activity. Plus they never have to scramble to put together an outfit at the last minute.
So how does an everyday guy build a complete wardrobe? The first step is to understand exactly what you need. This is where Cladwell comes in.
What Is Cladwell?
First and foremost, Cladwell is a startup company – a group of entrepreneurs on a mission to help every man “look great and feel awesome”.
I think that's pretty cool, especially since I'm also an entrepreneur, and I'm also on a mission – to help shorter men look and feel amazing.
How is Cladwell doing this? They built a website that analyzes everything about you – your personality, style preferences, lifestyle, body type, eye color, budget and so on – then generates the perfect wardrobe.
They call this a “capsule”. Your capsule might consist of seven pairs of pants, two belts, four pairs of shoes, ten shirts, etc. Or, depending on your style profile, it might include a few suits and a larger collection of dress shirts.
Here's a video of me creating my Cladwell profile in under two minutes:
The cool thing is, Cladwell tells you specifically which items you need, down to the color (e.g., one pair of grey chinos).
It even recommends where to buy these items and only shows you brands that fall within your budget.
What About Fit?
Cladwell uses your body type and basic measurements to suggest clothes that should fit, but that doesn't mean everything they recommend will fit perfectly.
But I don't fault Cladwell for that. Their mission isn't to help you find clothes that fit. That's MY mission. Cladwell helps you figure out which clothes you need.
You should use your own experience (and my advice) to make sure your clothes fit and flatter your body type.
Here's the best part about Cladwell: once you buy and item, you just log into your account and check it off the list. Now you're one step closer to the perfect wardrobe.
Whether you budget for one item a month or just buy everything you need at once, there is a clear finish line.
You – 1, Shopping – 0
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I want to know what your color palette is, so once you finish your style profile, leave a comment below.
(For the record, mine is “deep winter”.)
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