Friday, February 06, 2015

Get Serious: A Men’s Guide to Essential Accessories

Every stylish man knows that the essential part to every outfit lies in the details. In this case, the details lie within accessories; they can make or break a look. Whether you follow the trends or not, the way that you present yourself is reflected in how people will perceive you. These are accessories that are key to be taken seriously in this world. Accessories can make all the difference. There are definitely key accessories that every man should have in his closet, the pieces that are worth investing in and the pieces that will, regardless of style and taste, will allow you to be perceived positively.

The Watch
The first one may be painfully obvious, but it’s so crucially important. When I asked several men what they thought was the most important accessory every man should own, this was the first thing to be listed. So don’t just take this from me. A watch is something every grown man should be wearing. While the Batman watch that your parents got you for your 10th birthday may hold some serious sentimental value, I promise you, no one is taking you seriously while it encircles your wrist. Whether your style is leather or links, an “adult” watch is something to invest your money in. Depending on your budget, a classic watch will last you for many years and can even be passed down through the following generations.

The Belt
Seeing anyone with a gaudy or adolescent belt that is out of place in an outfit, is simply unacceptable. Whether you’re a college student or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, the belt you wear is a good indicator of how seriously people will take you. A leather belt is the best thing you can invest in for your wardrobe. A neutral colour, like black or brown, is always simple yet sophisticated and will match your whole closet. It’s also important to note that your belt should be doing its job, so make sure it’s the right fit.

The Wallet
As precious as it might be when you're 12 to use the velcroed wallet of your favourite hockey team, it really does not fly when you're a 20-something trying to make a mark on this world. A wallet is a place to keep your financial worth and a place many men keep memories of family. You take out what you put into a wallet, and as cliched as it may sound, it's true. The investment you make in a proper wallet, will see the return of many years of use. If you put the effort into using a sleek wallet, you will see the positive way people perceive you. Also, even if your worth is that of a Fortune 500 company, it doesn’t mean that your wallet shouldn’t reflect that. Once again, a neutral coloured wallet will carry well in your whole wardrobe and for many years to come.

If you fail to conform to every trend or refuse to be succumb to fashion, please take away this: there are 3 accessories that every grown man needs in his closet. While, you may not feel it's necessary, I promise you, accessories are crucial to every outfit. These are everyday essentials that can be fed into your wardrobe and style seamlessly. They are style necessities to be taken seriously. They are such simple fixes to any wardrobe and will have a positive return on the way that you are perceived in this world. It’s time to get serious.

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