Men’s Accessories

When we think of accessories, we automatically think of items that cater only to women i.e. earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Male accessories are something that men in general should embrace, not feeling uneasy about incorporating these items into their wardrobes. They enhance your look by adding elegance and style. This summer I recommend 6 accessories that all men should invest in to upgrade their personal styles apart from the traditional tie and watch. Paying attention to the finer details will always make your outfit pop.

First is a great pair of sunglasses. I would suggest having a pair of traditional black and brown frames that you can alternate with whatever you are wearing. If you’re a bit more outgoing and adventurous try colored/ patterned frames but please stay within the color/pattern barriers that compliment your age. Subtlety goes a long way; you don’t want to look like a 40 year old wearing your teenager’s sunglasses. Avoid wearing sunglasses that are too small for your face because small frames make your face look larger and vice versa for large frames. A nice pair of aviators will always do the trick and they come in a range of sizes.

Cuff Links signify classic elegance. These pieces of jewelry can be worn to work, black tie affairs, and weddings or anywhere you would like to make a statement. They come in all different designs with a mixture of precious stones and colors.

Work Bags are great accessories to have and they come in a wide range of different styles and fabrics to fit your lifestyle. For a more business look you would probably gravitate towards the leather and for a more casual and relaxed look, the nylon or cloth would be perfect. No longer is it cool to carry your cell phones on your hip, lunch bags and gym bags while wearing a suit. These bags are designed to carry all your belongings while looking very fashionable.

Believe it or not a pair of great looking socks can start some very interesting conversation. Forget about boring and get a pair of eye catching socks. These days male hosiery comes in an assortment of patterns and colours. If you are a little bit more conservative you can stick with the traditional argyle and stripes patterns.

When a man reaches a certain age, carrying a backpack for a weekend trip seems a little adolescent. It gives onlookers the impression that you are going camping, hiking or backpacking across Europe. Why not travel with a little bit more style and get a weekend bag. It holds all your essentials for the weekend, its light weight and you look more mature and fashion forward carrying this piece.

A great belt is a very important accessory in every man’s wardrobe. Keep it simple with a classic buckle and a fine leather band in either black or brown. Gentlemen always remember that your belt should ALWAYS match your shoes. Woven and colored belts are also great for the summer especially in a more causal setting.

Written by: Curt Greenidge

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