A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s clothing, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.
There is no better way to redefine your style than by picking up some key accessories that will accentuate your overall look. The truth is, accessories separate the real men from the rest. After one must have invested in building his wardrobe, filled it up with clothing, next a man also needs to invest in accessories because it is essential in complementing the outfit.
I am, however, not oblivious to the fact that some guys don’t like or care about accessories no matter how much you try to convince them. In the course of my Style Consulting business, I’ve worked with some male clients who rejected the accessory list which I came up with as part of my style suggestions during wardrobe consultation. When I tried to find out why, here are some of the most common excuses I get.
- “Sorry Mr. Kobi, I just hate wearing wrist watch”
- “I don’t use wallet, I prefer cash in my pocket”,
- “Bracelets irritates my skin”,
- “Fashion rings are for ladies, not for men”,
- “My wife won’t approve of my wearing any other ring other than my gold wedding band”
- “I don’t like Pocket Squares, I feel it’s overdressing”
….um…let me remember this particular weird line I once heard…oh yeah…here it is “Wearing sunglasses stretches my eyeball”…Oh really..so an eyewear that accentuates your look at the same time providing you protection against the sun rays – somehow does an extra job of stretching your eyeball, right?? Wow, amazing!
And to the married man who says his wife won’t allow him to wear any other ring other than a gold wedding band, I think you should introduce her to black and silver wedding bands – tungsten and gold types. They are my personal favorite – stylish, modern and classy. Trust me, she will love it and will personally help you toss that gold wedding band of yours at the base of her jewelry box 🙂
But I understand, there are some men who just like to keep things simple. If you are one of them, chances are you have something to gain from at least one accessory that will be genuinely useful. Check out this picture below and see if you don’t have at least one (1) out of all the different accessories below.
Here is my point, there are various types of accessories which are essential – because they all make you a better-looking man, however, when shopping on a budget or when trying to upgrade your wardrobe, people usually want to know the basic accessories they could start off with.
So here are the Top 10 accessories a gentleman must have in his wardrobe, you could consider this as the minimum basic requirements for men. ENJOY.
TOP 10 ACCESSORIES EVERY GENTLEMAN MUST HAVE IN HIS WARDROBE
There is no doubt that a wrist watch is an essential timepiece for every man. It is one particular piece of accessory that many men invest in at least for one main reason which is to keep track of time. To the modern gentleman, a wrist watch is more than just for keeping time, he knows that even more it can be used to make a fashion statement. Rather than have several cheap grades and bad looking wrist watches, invest in A NICE CLASSY WRIST WATCH.
Every modern gentleman should invest in at least two (2) good quality leather dress belts and two (2) casual belts. For the dress belt, a black and brown which should go with the same shade of black and brown shoe. For the casual belt, a casual leather belt and a fabric belt You could always buy more colors but these two colors are fantastic because they can easily match well with all your suits.
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A modern gentleman should invest in good quality wallets. A lot of men use their wallets for many years without replacing it. When it’s getting old or wearing off you should replace at once.
In addition, if your wallet is creating the bulge in your trouser pocket, get a slimmer wallet or spend some time taking out all those credit cards, debit card, business cards and receipts and only keep one or two cards you use on a weekly basis.
A modern gentleman should invest in quality sunglasses. First and foremost, it provides full protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. In addition, it is one stylish piece of accessory that can add a touch of style to your look any day. While at it, you should also know that it’s not proper to wear sports sunglasses with formal wear such as a suit.
A nice pair of socks will create a positive impact on your look while a bad pair will not only create a negative impact but can spoil your whole look even when you are wearing an awesome outfit.
A modern gentleman should avoid wearing a dirty or worn out socks which are a big Fashion SIN that’s sure to get noticed. Believe me, there’s a good chance your colleagues and date will see your socks, so why not draw their attention to a worthy pair?
6. Ties and Tie Clips
Behind every great tie is a greater man. As a modern gentleman, there are a couple of things you should know about ties.
A modern gentleman should have a large collection of quality ties that will go with his dress shirts and suits. Avoid cheap ties by all means as they can easily spoil an exquisite look even when paired with an expensive shirt.
7. Cuff Links
Every gentleman needs a great pair of cuff links in his wardrobe. It’s advisable to have a couple of them which you can always rotate depending on your outfit and your mood. It’s not stylish when you repeat same cuff links every single day of the week.
8. Pocket Square
Pocket Square is one classic and timeless accessory which every man needs to have. It’s one of the few menswear essentials which can have a great impact on the entire look if used correctly. It can be worn dressy to finish off a polished suit look or to add interest to your blazer.
Also, the pocket square is a great way to accessorize a casual pair of denim or a jacket with no tie. It’s very easy to incorporate into your style whether you are going for a corporate look, a business casual look or a native wear look.
9. Messenger Bags
As a modern gentleman, you should invest in good quality stylish messenger bags. First and foremost, because you can’t carry a backpack when wearing a suit. Stylish messenger bags compliment a great looking attire and you can always carry around when dressed in your dapper outfit.
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Jewelry is another, simple way of making you stand out from the crowd. Asides your wrist watch, invest in a nice ring, bracelet or necklace, as these can easily go with a number of outfits. This applies at work, home or on your way out on a Friday night.
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Please note this list is not exhaustive and only includes the basics that all modern gentlemen must have. Basically, fashion accessories can be loosely categorized into two general areas: those that are carried and those that are worn.
- Traditional carried accessories include messenger bags and briefcases, umbrellas, wallets, some tech gadgets, tablet computers with their sleeves and mobile phones and covers (yeah they are the new fashion accessory).
- Accessories that are worn may include jackets, foot wears, cravats, ties, hats and caps, belts and suspenders, jewelry and bracelets, rings, watches, scarves, socks, pocket squares, ties, tie bars and tie pins.
KOBI KOACHMAN FASHION offers the finest men’s accessories, clothing, and perfumes, so if you are interested in male accessories, please contact us or send me an email email@example.com and we can send you some pictures for selection.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Now go forth and accessorize yourself like a stylish boss!!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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