For some reason, our man crushes and style inspirations have fallen into a state of disarray. So many men seem to idolise the cast of Jersey Shore and dress like Drake in their extra large clothing and dodgy hats. How is that we have gone from looking up to the likes of Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Clint Eastwood to looking up to Pauly Shore in the space of a single generation. It is insane. It is wrong. It needs correcting; man has lost its way. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of accessories that will realign you with what it is to look and feel like a gentleman, a real gentleman, the kind that would walk through old Hollywood and be worshipped. We’re talking, style, luxury and cool. Be the type of gentleman that would open a car door for a lady, read poetry books and go to the opera.
Women get to wear pearls and jewels and gold bracelets and much more; all of which say luxury. But not us men. We rely on a single piece of wrist jewelry to ooze that same level of style; the watch. It is the just about the only wrist accessory you could ever want or need to invest in, so it is well worth investing in the right one. You want to pick an exceptional timepiece. A Patek Philippe, or a Cartier, perhaps even a Rolex or a Chanel. There is little point in buying a collection of okay ones. It will do more harm than good to your style. So narrow it down and get yourself one amazing one. It will make a rushed outfit look good and an exceptional outfit sparkle.
It is always important to have a smart leather wallet, preferably one that matches your shoes and belt. Real leather. Something understated, but with a recognisable brand subtly embossed into the inside. This is what tells someone you do well before they’ve even seen what is inside it. Of course, less and less people are carrying around cash these days. It is all about cards and Apple Pay. So a great alternative is due. Look at your phone. It’s no doubt the latest bit of sexy tech that is screaming put a case on me, so why not listen. Make your phone stand out by making it fit in with the rest of your attire, your shoes, your belt, your suit.
When did gentlemen stop wearing ties and start un-tucking their shirts. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you have excellent tie game, and that means having a vast array of ties to choose from. As a rule, never buy a cheap tie. It will look ever cheaper when you pair it with a nice shirt. When it comes to the material, silk is the clear winner. What’s more, you should spend as long as it takes to master whichever knot you use. The half-Windsor and double-Windsor are the standout options on this front. Another great touch to add to this accessory is a tie pin. Not only does it hold it all together but it says power. If you’re not sure whether you should go with gold or silver, look at your watch strap or buckle and pair it to that.