Essential Accessories for Men Over 25 Should Have
Whether you are a young lady or a young man, fashion plays an integral part in your life. The #SocialMedia ready generation, and is ever prepared for the world of Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, after all.
Men grooming and fashion is no longer limited to the so-called Millennium man, metro-sexual man, the Cosmo guy, the Mondaine man, or the city slicker.
Looking to up-the-ante on your fashion quotient?
Seeking help with building up on your LinkedIn profile?
Need help to look uber cool?
Wishing to be the most desirable cool dude that girls look for?
Too many questions?
Well, it’s time to think beyond apparel. Accessories for men are not just a passing fad, they’re definitely here to stay.
Here are the top FIVE essential accessories for men to build upon a rock-solid cosmo-guy look:
A lot of men mistake a pocket square for the ubiquitous handkerchief. Though both are square pieces of textile, a pocket square is definitely much more than a handkerchief.
These fashionable statement pieces are squares measuring about 45 centimeters square. They may be made of different fabrics like wool, silk, linen, and cotton. And they come in different textures and patterns like solid, printed, floral, and even polka dots.
Pocket squares are easier to wear as compared to a bow tie or regular ties and are far more comfortable to wear as well.
Sunglasses have been synonymous with men’s fashion since time eternity. Remember, Tom Cruise flaunting his Aviator’s in the 80’s action drama movie – Top Gun!
Sunglasses are much more than a fashion statement and are an essential part of every man’s wardrobe as they provide much-needed UV protection to your eyes. Aptly also known as glares, the polarized sunglasses help protect eyes from the glare from sun lights, snow, water, and reflective glass.
Sunglasses or glares come in different shapes and styles, like the evergreen aviators, ageless wayfarers, simple squares, and stylish shields.
Whether you are just hanging out with friends, going out for a long drive with your girlfriend, or playing a game of golf with your buddy don’t forget to wear your trendy sunglasses to complete your cool look!
Man’s eternal love affair with a classic statement timepiece continues even today. Whether it’s a Rolex Submariner, Breitling Top Time, TAG Heuer Professional 200M, or an Omega Seamaster 300M, a fancy watch is sure to bring out the James Bond in you.
Digital watches and health smartwatches are also an integral part of your wardrobe. Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Fossil Sport, and Fitbit Versa are hugely popular.
These wireless-enabled watches help to monitor your health by recording the number of steps you walk daily, the quality of your sleep and sleep pattern, heart rate, exercise, and other physical activities.
They can also be used to read messages and notifications, listen to music, make phone calls, and even take selfies.
A money clip is an important accessory for the metrosexual man. With more and more people using plastic money instead of cash, a money clip is gaining rapid popularity as a more practical substitute to wallets.
There is a wide range of functional and trendy money clips that are made from carbon fiber, titanium, leather, magnetic, and spring-loaded to name a few.
Wallets are bulky, heavy, and more expensive than a money clip. On the other hand, a money clip is sleeker, smaller, and yes you read it right, safer than a wallet. While wallets can be easily flicked from your pocket by trained pick-pockets, the sleeker design of a money pin makes it more difficult for thieves to steal it.
Most money pins fit in all pockets, including your slim-fit and skinny jeans. They are lighter in weight and hence easier to carry.
It’s a common myth that money pins can only hold money. In fact, a money pin can hold your driving license and credit card too.
A pocket knife or a Swiss-army knife is one of the most underrated and forgotten accessories of men’s fashion. These functional knives along with augmenting your macho quotient are literally a very useful survival gear.
A good pocket knife can be like a small toolbox that fits in your pocket. The Swiss-army knife doubles up like a corkscrew, keyring, tweezer, scissors, screwdriver, fish scaler, bottle opener, can opener, chisel, and even a magnifying glass.
These small perfect details are every young man’s must-have fashion accessories to make heads turn as you walk down the red carpet of life.