It would appear that accessory companies should no longer just be targeting their products at women. While men tend to keep it simple, they obviously like to spruce up their outfits.
A scarf here, a hat there and they are already looking a lot more primped and polished. Here are a few classic and modern ideas of how to accessorize.
Ties and scarves are staples in most men’s wardrobes. Ties have seen every style from bow to thin, to thick, to designer. My personal favourite are the thin, plain, textured ties from Hermes, they are classic and very elegant.
Scarves also come in all different shapes and styles. Men’s winter scarves tend to be plain in colour, and wolly or cashmere. Then of course there are smaller, silk scarves that men sometimes like to wear with a suit, or while doing something posh, like boating or taking a picnic in the park.
A few years ago we saw the re-popularization of men’s summer scarves. Usually made of light cotton fabrics tend to be bright in colour and are the perfect accessory to add to a casual, everyday look.
Hats have always been a popular accessory for men. They are easy to wear and suit a variety of looks. Jocks for instance like to wear baseball caps wherever they go, while Parisian poets might prefer a beret. There are beanie hats for a Rastafari look, or trapper hats for a warm, winter look.
Recent years have seen the comeback of newspaper boy hats, which are floppy and artsy. Trilby or Fedora hats have also made a comeback. They can be paired with a suit for a sharp 1920s prohibition look, or even with jeans and a t-shirt.
Men have always carried briefcases, and of course school boys carry backpacks, but recently men started carrying shoulder bags. As a result, the range of bags for men currently available is vast. From casual messenger bags, to leather and fabric holdall bags, men really have their pick.
Walking around the fashionable streets of London, I can see how many men wear jewellery. It seems like the perfect accessory to reflect a person’s style and mood. For instance, many men like to wear Buddhists beads around their necks. It gives off the vibe of being laid back and cool. While dog tags and chains with pendants have a little bit more edge.
Men are also wearing leather and metal bracelets, sometimes in stacks on their wrists. Of course, cufflinks will always be the classic way for a man to accessorize.