The worst thing about Amazon is having to sort through the site’s seemingly unlimited bounty of buyable goods—especially when it comes to scouring the clothing section for men’s essentials. The best thing about Amazon is that it stocks every household item, electronic, impulse buy (water garden fish tank, anyone?), grooming product, menswear must-have, and so much more, all shipped to your front door. Your search for a plain white T-shirt will yield more than 200 results. Looking to buy a watch? You’ll have to scroll through 22 pages of options. So that’s why we’ve done some carpal tunnel–causing hunting for you, zeroing in on the best clothing, shoes, and accessories available that you should be wearing right now. Here are our picks for the finest men’s wardrobe essentials on Amazon, from of-the-moment running shoes to a denim trucker you can wear with everything.
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Adidas Samba sneakers$85 $75 at Amazon
Alpha Industries MA-1 flight bomber jacketNow all you need is a pair of washed-out blue jeans and aviator shades (both of, which, incidentally, are also on Amazon).$190 at Amazon
Timex Weekender watchA great watch doesn’t need to double as flashy wrist candy—sometimes, its appeal comes down to good ol’ rugged simplicity.$49 $34 at Amazon
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer sunglassesAs untouchable and universal as sunglasses get.$163 at Amazon
Dr. Martens 1462 3-eye shoeThere’s a whole of shoes out there beyond sneakers, and it begins right here.$130 at Amazon
Calvin Klein cotton classic multipack boxer briefsThe best skivvies in the business, according to us—and pretty much everyone else on the planet.$39 at Amazon
Lacoste short sleeve pique polo shirtThe flattering fit, the crisp pique cotton, the crocodile. You just can’t beat a fresh Lacoste polo.$110 $97 at Amazon
New Balance 990v5 sneakersNew Balance has made a couple of minor tweaks to the iconic 990 over the years, but it still looks mostly the same as it did in ’82: plain gray suede uppers, with a sole chunky enough for fashion types and AARP members alike.$185 at Amazon
Van Heusen Oxford shirtThe Oxford cloth button-down is an Ivy League favorite and certified menswear essential. Toss one on over a vintage tee and faded jeans or tie it together (heh) with a groovy paisley joint and proper trousers to go full hot professor.$22 at Amazon
Gildan crew T-shirts multipackDo we even really need to explain why these tees are on this list? Fine, here.$19 at Amazon
Merrell Moab 2 mid waterproof hiking bootA best-selling hiker you’re just as likely to spot at the top of a mountain as you are at the top of our all-time favorite boots ranking.
Timberland 6-inch premium waterproof bootSpeaking of boots! The NYC-staple has long since stomped its way out of the five boroughs and into the closets of countless style-minded guys. Wear it with big, baggy jeans and a slouchy leather coat when the weather is “mad brick, bro”.$198 $122 at Amazon
Hanes EcoSmart fleece zip-front hooded sweatshirtIt makes no difference whether you’re a die-hard pullover partisan or a zip-up zealot: they’re both good, and they’re both on Amazon.$24 $18 at Amazon
ASICS Gel-Kayano 14 shoesYou might not be running actual circles in these, but you will be lapping the stylistic competition.$140 at Amazon
Carhartt duck chore coatYour dad probably has one you can steal—but if not, it’s still worth buying for yourself.$100 at Amazon
Birdwell 311 nylon board shortsTop-notch quality, classic looks—no wonder Birdwell’s been setting the standard in swim trunks for decades.$100 at Amazon
Cole Haan Pinch penny loaferPenny loafers like these are so damn versatile they’ll give your sneakers a run for their money.$90 at Amazon
Howlin’ Birth of the Cool sweaterAn easy-going wool sweater can traverse pretty much any situation. Worn over a crisp button-up and tailored trousers, it can charm the in-laws at dinner; under a work jacket and over a pair of basketball shorts, it can tie together the outfit you threw together half-asleep.$216 at Amazon
Tellason Sheffield 16.5oz Kaihara raw selvedge denim jeans$240 at Amazon
Red Wing Iron Ranger 6″ bootThe Iron Ranger isn’t just a quintessential part of Red Wing’s catalog—it’s the definitive boot in the workwear style book. Pair it with a stiff pair of Levi’s Shrink-to-Fits and a beefy chore coat and you’re ready to hit the woodshop.$384 at Amazon
Russell Athletic Dri-Power fleece pullover hoodieRussell Athletic’s hoodies were good yesterday, are still good today, and will stay good every day after that, too.$22 at Amazon
Casio A168WG-9 watchConcerned a gold watch will feel too flashy on your wrist? Take this affordable ’80s icon out for a test drive.$49 $45 at Amazon
Adidas Originals Beckenbauer track jacketYour Lad era awaits!$80 $57 at Amazon
Comfort Colors pocket teeThe softest, best-fitting tee you can buy for less than the price of a movie ticket.$15 $12 at Amazon
Gold Toe 656 cotton crew athletic sock (6-pack)Sometimes all it takes is a clean pair of white socks to take a fit from good to ‘gram-worthy.$22 $17 at Amazon
Merrell Hydro Moc water shoeEssential? Debatable. Swervy? Irrefutable.$54 at Amazon
Carhartt watch capEverybody’s got these for a reason: you won’t find a better beanie for the price.$20 at Amazon
Reebok Club C 85 sneaker$75 at Amazon
Wrangler Authentics heavyweight plaid fleece shirtYou really can’t go wrong with a big ol’ buffalo check flannel.$26 at Amazon
Clarks Wallabee oxfordEasing your way out of house shoes and slides? A pair of versatile, cloud-like Wallabees is the perfect transitional choice.
Dickies insulated “Eisenhower” front-zip jacketCompletely utilitarian, endlessly stylish.$61 at Amazon
Wrangler rugged wear denim jacketWhen you can get one this good for under $50, there’s no excuse not to own a denim jacket.$50 $47 at Amazon
Smartwool 250 baselayer crew slim fit shirtWarm up without bulking up.$110 $98 at Amazon
GQ suggests. The Everything Store carries a wide variety of essential pieces, ranging from bulky zippered hoodies to fashionable vintage sneakers. This selection was compiled by the editors of GQ, March 1503, 2023. Figuring out what to buy on Amazon can be a challenge, especially when it comes to searching for men’s clothing items. With the vast selection available, it can be hard to decide what to buy. Amazon is the ultimate one-stop shop for almost anything you could want or need. From everyday household items to electronic gadgets, from impulse buys to grooming products, from menswear to so much more, you can get it all delivered to your doorstep with Amazon. Your hunt for a basic white T-shirt will bring back over 200 outcomes. Are you in the market for a watch? You will need to look through 22 pages of choices. That is why we have done some searching for you to locate the highest quality clothing, shoes, and accessories that you should be wearing right now to avoid any carpal tunnel symptoms.