3. The gloves
You know it’s properly cold when the time comes that pockets don’t cut it. Leather gloves are an obviously suave choice but they can look a little on the undertaker side if paired with too stark an outfit or a leather jacket. Make sure your outfit includes some texture, like a wool coat or a knitted crew neck, to keep things looking nice and lovable.
4. The sunglasses
Sunglasses add mystery, cool, intrigue and style clout to any get-up and that fun persona need not be limited to your summer self. Autumn and winter will (fingers crossed) be littered with sun-drenched days ripe for aviator and wayfarer-wearing opportunities.
5. The watch
The watch is the accessory to end all accessories; the one that distinguishes the men from the boys. It’s such a regrettable sight when someone rocks a great outfit ruined by an in-your-face, flashy watch (we’ve all done it). So instead, this autumn, sport a sophisticated and classy watch. Go for a heritage face and a leather or bracelet strap and leave the bling at home (unless it’s a party, we’ll give you that).
6. The bag
Men’s cargo options have blissfully expanded from boring briefcases and standard suitcases to tote bags, belt bags, saddle bags and more. If you’re going to be obsessive about one thing, make it about the quality of your bag. Your wardrobe most definitely needs a city-smart backpack, a rucksack from a trendy outdoor-turned-streetwear brand and a holdall for the gym and weekends.
7. The wallet
Is cash even a thing anymore? We, for one, barely recognise a coin. So as bulging wallets become less and less important, a great cardholder has become the new way to roll (in it).
There you have it. Seven accessories you need, seven extremely good excuses to treat yourself. Go on, we give you full permission to indulge.