Studies have shown that in the US, the menswear market is actually growing faster than womenswear.
Not so long ago, it wasn’t the done thing for men to talk about fashion or fashion accessories. But now men are far more open about their fashion choices. And this has been reflected in the way the menswear market has rocketed.
There are some items that no man should go without these days. Items that are a crucial part of any look. They’re practical, but also stylish.
So read on as we take a look at 10 essential fashion accessories that men just can’t live without.
Up until the 1930s, you weren’t any kind of a man if you didn’t wear a hat.
After that point, the fashion of wearing hats began to decline, but it’s coming back with a vengeance. And the good news is that you have a huge range of hat styles to choose from, to match whatever look you’re trying to rock.
Caps, beanies, fedoras, trilbies, newsboys, and even the good old-fashioned bowler can all look great if matched with the right outfit. With so much choice, you have no excuse not to be wearing a hat.
And the real bonus? A lovely warm head.
There are so many ways to pay for things these days that it’s hard to keep up.
You can pay with your phone, you can even pay with your watch. You can pay people with virtual currency that doesn’t even exist in the physical world. But for some things, you’re still going to need cold, hard cash.
So a stylish billfold wallet is a must for any man. It’s a timeless design that has stood the test of time for one main reason: it just works. And if you want to go for the ultimate style, get one embossed with your initials.
For years men looked on with envy whilst women dumped all of their worldly possessions into their purse and schlepped it around wherever they went.
Well, now men are getting in on the act. Carrying a bag is not only way more practical than trying to fit everything in your pockets, but can also be stylish as all hell. There is a huge range of styles to choose from, including leather holdalls, backpacks, briefcases, and messenger bags.
Pick a style that matches your look, and try to remember not to leave it in your Uber.
Sure, we might all have clocks our phones, but there’s still no easier way to tell the time than by checking your watch.
And your watch doesn’t just have to be practical. It can be a fashion statement too. Whether you go for a timeless piece from a classic brand such as Omega watches or opt for the latest smartwatch, your watch can make or break your look.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a Rolex to have a great looking watch.
Why should only one of your wrists get a fancy accessory?
Men’s bracelets are one of the hottest accessories of recent years and look to continue that trend. And there is a huge range of styles to suit your own look. Whether you want something with a bit of bling or something more natural like beads or leather, you’ll be able to find a bracelet to suit your needs.
Why do firemen wear red suspenders? Because they’re hopelessly out of fashion. It’s all about the belts these days.
A good belt doesn’t just stop your trousers from falling down, it stops your whole look from falling down. The current trend is for leather belts (or faux leather if that’s your preference) with fairly minimal buckles. Braided fabric belts are also a strong look if you don’t want to go too formal.
If you like it then you should have put a ring on it.
And that applies, even if you’re not married. The rule that men should only wear wedding rings is not one should you even think about following. Rings can add a stylish detail to your look, and they’re ideal for coordinating with a bracelet or necklace.
Don’t overdo it though; too many rings can just look weird.
Sunglasses are not only a great fashion accessory, but they can hide a multitude of sins.
Whether you’re surviving a raging hangover, or just dog tired, a pair of sunglasses can transform you from looking awful to looking like Paul Newman. The classic styles such as aviators and wayfarers will never go out of fashion, but that doesn’t mean you need to stick to them. Try on a few pairs and see what works with your look.
In the depths of winter, you either walk around with your hands stuffed in your pockets, or they freeze.
Unless you’re sporting a smart pair of gloves that is. Stylish gloves can add a touch of class to your look whilst keeping you warm at the same time. You can even leave them on for driving if you want to feel truly decadent.
And some modern gloves will even allow you to operate your smartphone without having to take them off.
Necklaces are accessories that continue to flit in and out of style.
But with some looks they can really work. Don’t go for anything too large or overstated. Fat gold ropes haven’t cut it since the 90s.
A simple chain, or even a leather necklace, can look seriously smart if it works well with the rest of your outfit. So don’t be afraid to give it a try.
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