Top 9 at 9: First Date Essentials Every Guy Needs

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There’s no need for ultra-fancy colognes or overpowering body sprays. There’s a reason this antiperspirant has been around forever.

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Never, ever, forget your wallet on the first (or any) date. On that note, it doesn’t hurt to keep your cards in a sleek and sophisticated billfold like this one.

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It’s important to avoid being late when picking a girl up, but it’s just as necessary to accessorize with a classic timepiece.

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Don’t throw on just any old t-shirt for the first date. A classic button-down is always acceptable, and if you’re really feeling adventurous, go for a bold shade of purple.

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Women tend to notice the little things, and when you make the extra effort with a simple pair of cufflinks like these, we’re sure to be impressed.

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Denim is fine for a first date, as long as you don’t go crazy. There will be plenty of time to let your freak flag fly later on with acid washes, rips, patches – whatever your heart desires. For now, stick with a straight, dark pair.

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A timeless utilitarian jacket in classic black tells us you’re strong, supportive, and you like to stick around. Or, you just have good taste in outerwear.

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Denim is fine for a first date, as long as you don

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Never underestimate the power of a good, solid shoe.

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A timeless utilitarian jacket in classic black tells us you

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First dates can be nerve-wracking, but we promise they'll be less so if you go in with the right attitude - and the right look, of course.

Click through the list to see our picks for what every guy needs to impress the lady in question on a first date. Here's a hint: go for simple, classic styles to let your personality really shine through. After all, isn't that what it's all about?

And if you need a little more direction, check out our style dos and don'ts for a first date in our column, Ask A Girl, on Mandatory.

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