As you’ve grown in style, your cupboard has grown as well. Gone are the days of simply throwing your clothes on the floor when you walk in the bedroom door. Today, you are a sophisticated and stylish man. That demands a few hangers and a more adequate space for your attire.
Despite your best efforts, however, you may not always be aware of those size-too-small suits in the back of your wardrobe or the tweed jacket you accidentally left at a mate’s house last Saturday. You don’t notice, that is, until you realise (or someone else does) you’re wearing the same items of clothing over and over again, day in and day out.
Whether you need a little help with your organisational skills, want to spice up your wardrobe with different clothing choices every day or you simply want to keep better track of your stylish investments, there is, of course, an app to help. In fact, there are quite a few.
StyleBook- Stylebook is an app designed to help you keep track of each item of clothing you own, from your men’s suits to your ties to your blazers. It’s designed to help you understand as well what clothing choices you are making most often as well.
You can tag different items of clothing to fit certain categories of your own choosing, separating the pieces by weather, colour, occasion or even fabric. You can even create a category for clothing that is in the wash or at the dry cleaners so you never have to wonder again where that elusive blue dress shirt is. You can also add pictures of all of your clothing items so they are more easily recognisable when you’re searching for what to wear.
Closet+- Closet+ offers many of the same features as the first application, with a twist. You can still import all of your suits, men’s tweed jackets, shirts, trousers and even your shoes, organising them by tags that separate them into categories and subcategories. However, this app also includes a built-in calendar. This lets you plan your wardrobe in advance so you’re never left wondering what you’re going to wear the next day.
This can help you avoid scrambling to pull together a brilliant ensemble at the last minute. Instead, you simply check your app, pull out the right suit or pair of chinos, and you’re ready to go. Having this ability can be especially helpful to men who have to travel often and need to plan what to pack for their trips.
Cloth- Like to show off your style? Cloth lets you do it, while helping you keep organised. You can save and categorise all of your clothing easily and even share pictures with your friends. This is a great way to encourage your mates to improve their style as well.
That’s not what makes this app so special, however. Consider for a moment the steps you take when you choose an ensemble for the day. You of course go through the motions of choosing fitted pieces of clothing that accent all your best features and detract from the ones you don’t like. You choose your accessories carefully, consider colour and patterns as you do. But wait- you missed a step. The first thing you actually do, before you even think about your clothing, is check the weather. After all, it will often determine exactly what you are or are not going to wear.
With this app, you don’t have to take any extra steps. It features real-time weather data that helps you make an informed decision about your clothing choices.
Stylicious- While it may have a more feminine name, Stylicious caters to both men and women eager to digitally organise their closets. With it, you can take pictures of all your tweed jackets and suits and store them on your phone or tablet. They are then available via the app’s lookbook, where you can mix and match outfits before you decide to actually wear then. It also features a style planner, which can be helpful to those who are travelling on holiday or for business.
This app has other features that can be helpful, like style tips and trends. It also lets you bookmark your favourite men’s clothing websites so you’re always on top of the latest sales.
Mod Man- An app designed to help men become a little more organised when it comes to their clothing, this application features plenty of elements you can use on a daily basis. You can snap pictures of your men’s tweed jackets or men’s suits, which are then stored in the app’s lookbook for your personal browsing. You have the option of categorising your attire by occasion, season or even colour if you want so you can find each piece easily and quickly when you need to.
One of the most unique features of this app is its travel planner. This planner actually helps you find and pack the clothing items you need for your business trip or holiday. It acts like a virtual checklist so you never have to worry about forgetting that important item of clothing you need for the trip.
Staying organised can be difficult, but once you’ve mastered the art of dressing like a sophisticated and professional man, you have to make sure your cupboard looks the part as well. The right application can help you keep track of all of the suits, shirts, trousers and men’s tweed jackets you own so you don’t ever have to wonder where your clothes are again. By organising them by category, you can keep track of when they are at the dry cleaners, in storage and even being borrowed by a friend. Many of these apps also offer additional features that can help you better plan your look and your wardrobe each and every day.
What are you waiting for? Find one that meets your needs and get a better handle on your style today.