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Men’s Style Special: Classic Accessories for the Modern Collection

If they say ‘life is all about the finer details’ so it’s worth investing in quality accessories. Buying quality men’s accessories will add the finishing touch to an outfit, elevate a look or stand on its own as a simple style statement. Whether it’s cufflinks, belts or sunglasses, these timeless accessories will ensure enhance your look with these small but effective accessories. Here’s a look at the must-have men’s accessories for every modern collection.

Fedora

Rag & Bone’s lightweight Panama hat is woven from white straw, pressed into shape and detailed with a contrasting black grosgrain ribbon. The internal band means you won’t have to worry too much about it flying away during al fresco lunches by the sea. Take cues from the famous shot of Mick Jagger from 1973 by styling it with a button-down shirt.

Ties & Bow Ties

A tie to a suit is what icing is to a cake – the final finishing touch. The ultimate men’s accessory for elevating an outfit from casual to smart, a stylish tie should be in every man’s collection. Depending on how often the occasion calls for it, a selection of five ties of different materials, textures and styles will see you through the year. From bright colours and floral patterns to slim styles and smart business designs, the options are endless.

A bow tie steps it up a level. They’re smart and add an air of confidence to a smart outfit. The common occasion for a bow tie appearance are weddings and black tie events, however, they make a fine partner to a day at the races also. Simple block colours remain the most popular variants although paisley and floral patterns are perfect for brightening up an ensemble.

Cufflinks

Small yet eye-catching, cufflinks add something a little extra to a smart outfit. A sharp pair of cufflinks keep a French dress shirt’s cuffs together. It passes through the hole where normally a button would go and secures the cuff in place with a small toggle. Most notably worn at black-tie events, there are several types of cufflinks – bullet backs, studs and whalebacks that work for a range of occasions.

More is less with cufflinks, they work best as a subtle form of expression. Keep the style simple and match them with other accessories – silver cufflinks with silver accessories or match a cufflink with the same material as a watch.

Belts

A smart men’s belt does so much more than just keep your pants fitting well – it’s a personality statement that can complete a whole look. A structured polo shirt tucked into chinos is put together with a belt. A collared shirt paired with business pants and boots is finished with a leather belt matching the shoes. When it’s done right a belt wraps up an outfit and shows time spent and effort put in. The tip of a well-fitting belt should sit between the first and second belt loop but nothing much longer.

If you’re after a smarter look then a men’s belt should also match the colour of your shoes – for example, brown leather loafers should be paired with a belt in the same shade of brown. While the men’s accessory comes in a variety of materials and styles, every wardrobe should include the classics – black or brown leather with a silver or gold-toned buckle.

Sunglasses

Every man needs a selection of shades in his accessory collection. The secret to this wardrobe staple is finding the right style for the shape of the head. A round face will be accentuated by round frames so chose more rectangular or square-shaped sunglasses to contrast the soft angles. The opposite is true for a squarer face. A classic square jaw pairs perfectly with round frames that will soften the lines and larger lenses to add width.

A couple of pairs of classic style sunglasses such as wayfarers or aviators work for most occasions. Bolster the collection with some beach style sunglasses that will complement light, summery colours – think thin frames in gold with dark tint lenses. A vintage pair is perfect for injecting some flair into an outfit – imagine tortoiseshell frames, aviators or classic Persol 714s.

|If you’re looking for the complete outfit, you’ll also enjoy reading; The Complete Guide to Men’s Casual Shoes, The Best Sunglasses For Men in 2021 and The Suits You Need to Know About.

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