Today we talk about accessories. Fashion comes and goes, but accessories never fade.
They can change shapes, colours, styles, but they will always be evergreen and indispensable.
This is the first of a series of articles in which we will talk about the accessories that can never be missing in a male outfit. Follow our blog to not miss the release of part 2 and 3 on men’s accessories!
Let’s start with the first part of our accessories list!
Caps & Hats
Whether you dress casual or elegant, there is a hat for every occasion and style.
We present some models, you choose the style of the accessory you like best!
You can opt for a baseball model for more informal days or if you are looking for a casual and non-binding style.
Born as a component of the uniform of baseball players, today it carries the logos of cities, teams or different brands.
It is a hat typically folded down the middle of the crown, then “pinched” on both sides of the front. Elegant, with character and immediately makes a man from another time.
It can be said that JFK launched the fashion, which has never faded.
The Porkpie has a low dome and a narrow wing of about 4.5 cm.
This is a model that was worn primarily by British and American women from around 1830 through to about 1865.
Does it look familiar? Maybe it’s because you saw it in the show “Breaking Bad – Side Reactions” when Bryan Cranston, (Walter White) appears as his alter ego Heisenberg.
Panama or Montecristi
Perfect for sunny days, when you want to stay cool, but with style!
Traditionally, Panama hats are made with intertwined leaves of the Carludovica palmata, a palm-like plant. The hat is also called Montecristi, from the name of the Ecuadorian city where they are produced.
Legend has it that Manuel Alfaro y Gonzalez provided the hat that Theodore Roosevelt was photographed using during the Panama Canal inauguration on the condition that he said that the hat had been made in Ecuador, which did not happen.
You may like it or not, but it cannot be said that it is not a great classic.
It is said to have been first used by English nobles during the late 18th century. In the early twentieth century, it became a symbol of the working class and hugely popular in both America and Europe.
The Coppola began to be used in Sicily and Calabria in the early 20th century as a driving cap.
Made of wool, cotton, cashmere… A model for those who don’t expect much, just warm their head!
Recently brought back into vogue by hipsters, there are various versions: with the earmuff, with the pompom on the tip. It is a very practical model that you can fold up and put in your pocket when not in use.
Fun fact: Its name comes from the word “bean”, which back in the early 1900’s, was slang for head.
In our article, we will limit ourselves to giving you only a few, essential, but clear information about belts.
If, however, you want to learn more about this accessory, we advise you not to miss the Real Men Real Style guide. It is complete and leaves nothing to chance, it contains everything you need to know about belts.
Let’s start from the basics, that is the golden rule: shoes and belt must always, ALWAYS, be combined. We are talking about colours, yes, but also finishes (matte, patent, suede).
If belts are uncharted terrain for you and combinations are not your forte, we recommend that you choose a basic model in brown (better dark) and black. The third option could be in blue (the combination of kakhi pants and blue belt is beautiful!).
Another tip we give you is to buy genuine leather belts. We know, genuine leather is expensive, but see it as an initial investment.
It is an object that young people often underestimate, but it is a truly indispensable accessory.
If made of good material, then, it will serve you faithfully for years (if not for a lifetime).
Final touch: metals. Choose a belt with a buckle in the same colour as the other metals you wear.
For example, if you have a steel watch, take a belt with a steel buckle.
Some hate them, others just can’t see themselves without them. There are different types, different materials and different occasions of use.
We are talking about ties.
Let’s start with the classics: neck ties.
If you are not a regular, we recommend a basic model. With a single-colour tie, you can never go wrong, maybe grey, so you can easily combine it with blues and blacks.
If, on the other hand, you are already practical with these accessories, why not indulge yourself with refined materials and eccentric patterns?
Some resemble school uniforms, others like them for their simplicity. In fact, it is a model that you may like or not like.
The only thing to keep in mind is to take it simple, without fantasies or anything else. It is a model whose beauty lies precisely in being simple and clean.
In this regard, Ties.com offers a useful guide for choosing the exact size of the tie. As they rightly point out, the wrong size could make your bust appear optically wider or narrower.
The old school tie par excellence, some even risk a return to the scene. Specialists recommend wearing it with softer tailoring and high-waisted trousers.
In this case, you can indulge yourself with patterns, colors, materials, you name it.
Are crazy colors and patterns not enough for you? Then knitted ties are for you!
They offer that quirky and particular touch in accessories, without necessarily being exaggerated or out of place.
Particularly suitable in the winter months, but not to be underestimated in the warmer months (with the right material). They are perfect as a gift, a classic like a tie, revisited in an original way!
Are you curious to know more about the other accessories? Then don’t miss the other part of the article, soon on our blog!