There's nothing wrong with a statement piece, but we like stoic clothes – garments that don't whine and don't wear thin. Built for the long haul, these clothes are carefully made of the right stuff and designed for function rather than form. Your favorite pair of khakis will have dissolved to dust before these jeans and jackets give up the ghost. These are the clothes that will outlast you.
IWC Portofino Automatic
No sixties film star would be seen without a bombshell blonde – and this watch – on the Italian coast. Named after the portside town of Portofino, this stainless-steel timepiece features classic Swiss engineering and Italian flair, thanks to its simple dial (three hands and a tiny date) and a mesh bracelet. [$4,500–$11,700; iwc.com]