Men’s in-style accessories
By Josephine Agbonkhese
They say life is in the details. This is particularly true when it comes to men’s accessories. Although generally described as “small ad-ons” to an outfit, accessories are worth more than their size as they can help personalize your style, and bring warmth to your look. They also help to complete an outfit.
But sometimes, it can be difficult to know just how good an investment any accessory might turn out to be. One tested way to figure this out, however, is finding out which accessory has stood the test of time and yet stayed classic; if it looked good 50 years ago, and it looks good now, chances are it’ll still look good for another 50 years.
Here are some of those timeless accessories worth spending a fortune on.
STAINLESS STEEL WATCH
A stainless steel timepiece has the ability not only to last one lifetime, but several if handed down through successive generations. The material is as flattering and versatile as it is durable.
A decent pair of sunglasses will stick around for life; don’t be afraid to make them an investment piece. Just be sure to opt for classic colours such as; black or tortoiseshell frames, and brown, black, or dark green lenses.
A LEATHER BILLFOLD WALLET
The leather billfold wallet is a great opportunity to express your taste and style. Practical, moulded to the contours of its contents and aged to perfection over time, this wallet never disappoints.
A decent cowhide belt will hold your look together for years to come. Choose brown, black or one of each, and always opt for the best you can afford.
WHITE POCKET SQUARE
Whatever mood or message you wish to convey, there’s likely to be a pattern or print of the white pocket square to do so. However, an unfussy version will deliver greater confidence.
The weekend bag or leather holdall is an enduring favourite of the menswear arsenal. You can opt for black, brown, a mixture of both, or faded olive shade for a more contemporary look.
Get it right every time with a pair of well-made, understated, silver cufflinks. Silver is an astute choice for every hue of shirt, and for any occasion.