Whether we like it or not, the way we look and present ourselves is always the most important factor that makes the first impression, and men are no exception. You can pretend that you are uninterested with what others think of you, but there will certainly be occasions in your life when you will want to dress to impress, such as job interviews, meetings with your partner’s family, or first dates. To make your choices easier, especially if you’re only starting your fashion journey and don’t know where to start, here are 3 classic accessories every man should have in his wardrobe.
Unfortunately, smart watches and fitness bracelets are becoming increasingly popular among men in place of traditional wristwatches, as they are more convenient and functional than their predecessors. Wearing a wristwatch, on the other hand, helps you look ten times better and makes you stand out from the crowd. Although it is indeed less practical than modern watches that can track how many steps you’ve walked or the amount of oxygen in your blood, it does, without a question, completely elevate one’s outfit, especially when worn on formal occasions. As per the material and color, a silver watch or one with a leather band, regardless the color looks posh and expensive no matter the price that you’ve paid for it. Wristwatches should definitely have a place in any gentleman’s wardrobe.
A hat, especially a well-chosen one, is another timeless classic that not only completes your look but also serves as a practical way to protect your head from the cold in the winter or the heat of the summer sun. What makes most gentlemen afraid of wearing one is that sometimes these accessories can look too old-fashioned and imposing for these days and the current fashion trends. If you think that a fedora or any other classic hat would be “too much” for your style, we recommend an Irish flat cap: it’s less imposing but just as elegant and practical. There are lots of styles and fabrics to choose from, but the classiest cap would be a dark gray one made of tweed. Choose an Irish cap made with tweed to spice up your wardrobe and look more sophisticated.
Sunglasses are a practical and stylish accessory that not only adds an interesting element to a man’s attire but also serve a practical purpose in protecting the eyes and eye area from the sun, avoiding wrinkles and premature aging. Choose sunglasses that complement the shape of your face, but if you’re not sure what it is, go for the traditional Aviators, Browline, or Wayfarers, which look flattering on almost everyone. Given the importance of these accessories for your health, as they protect your vision as well as the thin skin of the eye area, we recommend not to cheap out and invest in a pair of high-quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.