MONDAY, 10 MAY 2021
THE WAY YOU CARRY YOURSELF
A guide to Men’s accessories for style and substance.
Accessories do not necessarily need to command attention, but they are exclamation point to an outfit, adding emphasis to the mood or tone of a look. Here are a few pointers on pulling a look together.
A good quality wallet is a necessity and will be supremely practical as a daily companion to your phone and keys. Clarify what your requirements are - do you prefer a slimline version or one with multiple compartments? Do you like a smooth texture or a grainy leather finish? The details make the difference.
To carry your gear from A to B, a bag is as practical as it gets. For work, study or hand luggage, a backpack is the go-to item. It should be a convenient mid-size, have adjustable straps for comfort and extra zipper compartments for smaller items. For traveling further afield, a generous sized rollbag or holdall has the capacity required to whisk away your items to a new destination.
Welcome winter beanies back into your rotational wardrobe after their summertime hiatus. The docker hat is a fisherman inspired cable knit beanie and in dappled marl tones is the perfect mate for virtually any jacket or overshirt. Ever in season, caps persevere between seasons and can be worn for a casual sport look while you’re on the go. (Hint: keep a spare one in the car should you need one outdoors on a sunny day).
For the adventurous and young at heart, bucket hats are trending in streetwear. Our reversible options give you the choice of a solid blocked colour or detailed print depending on how you feel in the moment.
Ever the quiet achiever, belts are the unsung heroes of accessories which pull an outfit all together. Traditionally a leather belt would match your shoes, but in modern times no strict protocol is required for matching accessories together. A couple of belts in black or brown is all that’s required, or even a reversible one for multifunctional use.
Underwear & Socks
As daily utilitarian garments, these guys get a lot of wear. Have a mix of dark colours for confidence and bright prints for optimism and a private sense of humour. They may need to be restocked more regularly than is easy to remember, so buy in multipacks so you’re not caught short.
THE STYLE COUNCIL
Reflections on the stylistic evolution of Paul Weller’s second act.