Simple, foundational clothing. An interchangeable, lean wardrobe. Practical outfits. Smart, sharp style with the flexibility to “make it fashion”.

Less effort getting dressed. A more cohesive wardrobe.

This is what Effortless Gent is all about.

Our goal is to create content that helps the regular guy with little to no style experience build a lean wardrobe filled with great pieces that all go with each other.

This makes getting dressed every day simple and straight-forward.

A basic, versatile wardrobe is the goal for some guys, while for others, it’s just the starting point.

Because of this, we also write articles about taking your personal style to the next level.

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Does any of this sound familiar?

You’re smart, successful, and confident… but that doesn’t always show in the way you dress

You’re interested in dressing well and looking good, but you don’t want to spend too much time thinking about it

You notice when other guys are sharply dressed, but you can’t quite put your finger on
what makes them look sharp, while your outfits fall flat

If so, well, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s a good chance you have an idea about how to dress well. But it’s not second nature.

You’re not looking to be some style expert.

You want to learn just enough so you feel confident in your clothes and know how to look sharp… whether you’re headed to a coffee shop with a friend, or into your boss’ office to ask for a promotion.

What should I do next?

1. Download The Lean Wardrobe, our free eGuide

This will serve as your guide to looking sharp all the time. Soon, you’ll realize it isn’t as difficult or confusing as it may seem!

Enter your FIRST NAME (only) and EMAIL in the fields below, and I’ll get the guides over to you right away.

Download our free eGuide, The Lean Wardrobe

"EG has helped me transform my overcrowded wardrobe crammed full of baggy dad jeans, hoodies and trainers, into a well organized minimalist wardrobe full of sharp, versatile pieces. The new, more stylish me now gets better service in shops and bars, and I find that some of my favorite pieces get me the most compliments. So cheers Barron, I can’t thank you enough." Simon M.

2. Join the Effortless Gent Private Facebook Group

Imagine having a supportive, smart, and stylish group of 2000+ guys you can turn to for any style questions you may have. How awesome would that be?!

Luckily for you, that group exists, and it’s FREE to join. Join today »

Here are a few reasons why you should join EG’s private Facebook Group:


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Need ideas about how to choose a pocket square? Want to know the best color shirt to go with a pair of pants you just bought? Ask all your questions in the group and receive a stream of new ideas you haven’t even considered yet.


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Maybe you’re having trouble deciding which shirt to buy, or aren’t sure if the fit of your jacket is quite right. Sometimes, you’re just too close to the problem to see the answer. Let the group know and get suggestions within minutes.


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Hoping to get suggestions for the best places to shop? Need to find a tailor in your city? Curious if you should shorten the sleeves on your sport coat? Post in the group and receive recommendations directly from community members.

Ready to join?

It’s quick and free to be a member of the community.


These are the beliefs that guide an Effortless Gent

  • Your wardrobe reflects and communicates who you are

  • Care enough to develop your personal style

  • Understand what fits

  • Buy fewer, but better-quality garments that you love (and that will last)

  • Know the rules, and know how to break them stylishly

  • Dress with intentionality and purpose


Required Reading

If you’re looking for a list of Effortless Gent’s best posts, this should get you started.

How To Match Clothes: Quick And Easy Color Combos

One question I still get relatively often is about how to match clothes. In this article, I’ll give you a few easy combos to use whenever you’re unsure.

What Is A Gentleman? How to be a modern-day gent

How To Be A Gentleman (What is a gentleman?)

What exactly is a gentleman? Considering the name of this site, I feel I have the obligation to address exactly what a gent is, and how to be a gentleman.

Nine Ways Pitti Uomo Can Improve Your Personal Style

Nine Ways Pitti Uomo Can Improve Your Personal Style

Even if you can’t imagine wearing such bold ensembles, doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a thing or two from the guys who stunt hard in the streets of Florence at this event.

If you’re still in the process of figuring out your own personal style, here are some ways you can let Pitti inspire you, and lessons you can learn.


Ten Habits of Highly Stylish People

Fortunately, there are some common habits amongst the naturally style inclined that you can emulate.

This Little Shift In Perspective Can Instantly Make You Appear More Confident, Sexy, and In Charge

A few weeks ago, when I was home for the holidays, I had a conversation with my barber that completely changed the way I look at life.

Style Archetypes: How To Go Beyond Basics And Take Your Style A Step Further

I love a Lean Wardrobe, and I believe every man should strive to own the basics. It’s good to have a handle on these essentials, but once you’ve mastered that art, what comes next?

Travel Light: A Lean Approach to Packing

Packing for versatility and flexibility is always a smart move, whether you’re going away for the weekend, or traveling for weeks. What’s the best way to do that?

Assessing Your Lifestyle: Three Things To Consider Before Building Your Lean Wardrobe

Here are three things to consider, and questions to help you evaluate each one.

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The Lean Wardrobe Pyramid: A visual to help you get it right

Here’s my theory that should prove useful to the gent who’s still getting his bearings. Let’s think of the Lean Wardrobe as a pyramid, split into three levels.

10 Big Wins To Help You Dress Sharp, Look Handsome, And Shock Your Loved Ones

Upgrading your personal style is all about accumulating a series of Big Wins that produce significant growth and change in your personal style, wardrobe, and self-confidence. Here are the top ten.

Squats and Sport Coats: What The Barbell Taught Me About Style

Squats and Sport Coats: What The Barbell Taught Me About Style

I realized how similar learning a new movement in the gym is to improving personal style, especially when starting practically from scratch.

Match Your Shirt And Tie (and everything else): How To Mix And Match Patterns In Your Outfit

Not sure how to mix and match your shirts and ties? Today, I’ll give you a few tips so you can easily put together outfits with different colors & patterns.

F#%K Fashion: Eight Tips to Being the Best Dressed Guy You Know

F#%K Fashion: Eight Men’s Fashion Tips to Becoming the Best Dressed Guy You Know

You don’t need to be a menswear expert well-versed in the terminology and minutiae to put together a basic, good-looking outfit.