10 Essential Qualities to Look For In an Accessory
Being well-dressed and even better accessorized can sometimes prove a daunting task. It’s a known fact that men don’t share women’s luxury of choice in material, color, pattern, fabric and all in between. So, what precisely are the qualities to look for in an accessory?
Big is, sometimes, better, especially when it comes to accessories. Take watches, for example. The bigger and heavier they are, the higher the quality, simply because a big mechanism means the watch has numerous components that need a lot of space to work in.
#2. Good fabric
Ties are the best example when it comes to how important high quality fabric is. This is one of the accessories you will not want to skimp on, simply because they will look cheap even when paired with a high quality shirt and a well-tailored suit. Actually, when one does that, the cheap fabric of the tie stands out even more.
There are some male accessories that need to be as small as possible and one of them is your wallet. A small, rectangular, leather wallet is perfect for a man. Any more than that and it risks looking like a ladies’ clutch.
Probably the best way to showcase your personality as far as accessories are concerned is via your bag. In this area, you can go as wild as you’d like and try all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns, from a leather messenger bag to a tote.
The idea that one has to suffer for fashion is a bit outdated and people tend to combine style with comfort nowadays, so you should do the same. Socks are a great way of styling any outfit and keeping comfortable at the same time.
The easiest way of classing up any ensemble is by adding a beautiful scarf or a hat. As far as scarves go, you can try cashmere one, which never fails to hit its mark, while hats are perfect for wearing all year round, with their design and fabric depending on the season.
Brand is a very important quality to look for in an accessory. But don’t be lured by the siren’s call of the big names, as small houses and producers are excellent too. The best piece of advice here is to do your homework, based on the piece of accessory you wish to purchase and see what brands out there produce the best one. It can be an industry giant or small leather shop that makes the best belts for men for the past 200 years.
#8. Being in trend
Keeping in trend is always important, which is why you should try to read reviews of the fashion shows or articles that tell you exactly what’s in trend that particular season. For example, as far as masculine accessories go, spring 2016 is all about baseball caps, bandanas wrapped around the neck, slip in shoes and thin long scarves.
Whatever accessory you decide to put on, it has to be eye catching. That doesn’t mean it has to be colorful or have glitter and sequins on it. Eye-catching can mean a lot of things. Just think about pocket squares. In the right combination, even a camouflage patterned pocket square can steal the show.
Probably one of the most important qualities in an all masculine accessory is that it must be elegant. And this is why one should always try to stay away from flashy gold, neon pinks or patterns and designs you know you couldn’t possibly pull off.
The world of men’s accessories is still a hermetical one, which is why getting it right every time is so important. Trends roll in and roll out, but style is forever and these 10 qualities should always be considered when it comes to styling an outfit via accessories.