If you want to stand out from the crowd style-wise, remember this: Your clothes are only as good as what else they’re paired with. Okay, that might be dramatic, but you should be dedicating as much thought to your accessories as you do to making sure your shirt and pants jibe. We’re talking about add-ons that not only complement an outfit, but enhance it, making you seem like a guy who has it together. (You can always figure out what the “it” is later.) If your look is beginning to feel a bit “blah”, put a few of these notice-worthy pieces into your rotation ASAP. Each one is timeless yet makes a subtle statement—just slip one on to see the difference.
You love to see it: Loafers are in, and we found just the right pair. They’re made from elegant, navy pebble calf leather in Italy. Pair them with some khakis and a casual Oxford shirt and voila, you’re officially the smartest (looking) guy in the room.
As far as stand-out staples go, you can’t beat a classic timepiece. This beautiful watch adds a touch of sophistication to your outfit, and at only 40mm, it’s not too bulky, so you can catch a few glances without looking—heaven forbid—gaudy.
Dance the tightrope between formal and everyday-wear with this tie that makes your dress shirt come alive. Show some personality at the next company party by adding it to a white or checkered shirt tucked into a blue or brown suit.
When the temperature drops, this chic scarf will add some heat (literally and figuratively) to your outfit. Its fun pattern adds a splash of texture to any outerwear—though we will say, it looks excellent with a peacoat. Plus, it’s made right in Paul Stuart’s own atelier on Madison Avenue, which has been churning out primo goods since since 1938.
The tortoiseshell pattern on these classic shades adds subtle texture, but they’re so versatile you can wear them on almost any occasion—be it a jaunt to the beach or a après-ski excursion in the Alps.
These David Yurmans are far from your average cufflink. Besides the unique, claw-like shape of these, they’re made from cabochon black onyx, which will make any shirt you wear with them automatically seem bolder.