Consider a man's wardrobe: There's a symphony of rich fabrics and smart patterns in an effortless palette of grays, browns, and blues. (No wonder it's easy for guys to get dressed in the morning.)
The dapper garments also tend to be sturdy. So when it's time to retire old clothes, why not recycle them into handsome crafts? Instead of throwing away an ink-stained blazer or a torn pair of trousers, cut out patches for a simple-to-sew quilt. Transform an old tuxedo shirt into a pillow. Or use soft fabrics to create kids' clothes and plush toys -- all cute as a button.