45 Men’s Essentials You Can Buy on Amazon: The Best Menswear the Everything Store Offers

From burly zip-up hoodies to white-hot retro sneakers, the Everything Store stocks a surprisingly deep selection of foundational basics.

March 17, 2023

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

Levi’s 501 original fit jeansAll-American jeans at an all-American price.

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

Dickies original 874 work pantSkater kids, construction workers, and no-nonsense dads agree: Dickies makes a mean pair of pants. Even if you don’t fall into one of those groups, you need a pair, too—for every off-duty day that you’re not in jeans.

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

Boglioli K-Jacket suitWe’re not gonna verify this, but we’re pretty sure the ‘K’ stands for kickass. 

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

Nike plus cushion socks (6-pack)$22 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

Levi’s “Barstow” western shirtCowboy up your denim collection.

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

Bellroy slim wallet$79 $65 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

Hermès Terre D’ Parfum sprayA year-round favorite that wears as well at work as it does on the weekend.

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

Converse Chuck Taylor sneakersBecause even after all these years, it’s impossible to beat a classic pair of Chucks.

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

Vans slip-on sneakersBefore Jeff Spicoli made the Vans slip-on iconic, SoCal kids were DIY-ing the checkerboard pattern onto their kicks themselves. What started out as a classroom trend eventually spawned one of the most legendary sneakers of all time.

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

Seiko 5 SNK793 automatic stainless steel watchWe defy you to find a watch more handsome and reliable for anywhere close to this price.

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

Blundstone Original 500 Chelsea bootsNo matter the weather, Blundstone’s ultimate all-weather stomper will anchor your biggest fits—for less than two Benjamins, to, uh, boot.

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

Allen Edmonds “McAllister” wing tip shoesWeddings, job interviews, court dates, date-dates—there will always be occasions that demand the unimpeachable polish of a classic pair of dress shoes. Hell, even on a regular old Tuesday wingtips like these will make you feel like a boss.

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.



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