The 16 essentials for the Class of 2014

23 May 2014

Graduates, as you leave school behind and head off for success we offer a little inspiration to give you a head start. British Vogue asked the one and only, Tom Ford, to list his essentials, we couldn't agree more with his list, except that he missed one item. We think well kept nails are a must, so we added #16, the Ultimate Nail Clipper.

*Although he intended them to be male specific, we think they can be applicable to both genders. A well-cut dark suit = a well-cut black dress.

So without further ado…. grab a pen and right down this list…
1. A sense of humor
2. A daily read of the newspaper
3. A sport that you love and are good at
4. Tweezers
5. A good cologne that becomes a signature
6. A well cut dark suit
7. A pair of classic black lace-up shoes.
8. A smart blazer
9. The perfect pair of dark denim jeans
10. Lots of crisp white cotton shirts
11. Always new socks and underwear (throw away the old ones every six months)
12. A classic tuxedo
13. A beautiful day watch with a metal band
14. The perfect sunglasses
15. Perfect teeth - if you don't have them, save up and have them fixed
16. Quality Nail Clipper – unkempt nails are a big misstep

Congratulations Graduates!