It is an almost impossible situation to choose from hundreds of accessories available today to suit every fashion and style. Age and lifestyle play a role in your choices. Are you a gentleman or a nerd? So, we need to narrow it down to 7 accessories that a man must-have of every age and worldview.
1. Cell phone/Tablet
Life can be unbearable if you cannot communicate 24/7, no matter if it comes at the expense of your sleep and leisure. For many of us, a hand-held device with high-speed internet is a fun tool. We get involved in all the desirable and questionable activities on our cell. When choosing this unavoidable gadget, look for the latest model with higher storage capacity and high-speed operating system. You may find many makes and models to suit every budget and whim.
Most men of all professions and even the idle ones need a handy backpack. These have come a long way from being merely a soldier’s loose carry knapsack to the modern state of the art attractive backpack to protect your things as well as look good, and feel comfortable as you carry it. A backpack is becoming a very useful accessory that should be at the top of your list. While buying a backpack, you need to assess the weight depending on your comfort level, items that you would like to carry, lining, pockets, durability and the outer look. It is advisable that you spend an extra buck and buy a good quality anti-theft backpack, especially if you carry laptops, tablets, and other valuables. Choose the backpack that has good anti-theft features, waterproof along with USB charger and audio jack.
Smartwatches are not like the old gold fashion statement that the rich show off. They are practical modern style watches that are synced with your mobile phone. They come with great features like health indicators: pulse rate, miles and steps, calories, weight monitoring, and sleep pattern. Additionally, they have all the standard features of an ordinary watch. When you decide to buy a smartwatch, go to the internet and research the features, price, make and model and its compatibility with your cell phone.
4. Formal Suits and Ties
It could be a debatable proposition for the younger men who feel no need for such relics. But believe me, this could be as important as any other item. If you have to attend an engagement/wedding party of a close friend or a family member, you could be left red-faced if you do not have a formal suit and a tie. Even if you do not like it, you have to do in Rome as the Romans do. The right way is to buy two suits; one black and the other white or blue with two or three matching ties. That would cover almost all formal occasions from weddings to funerals.
You may be sensitive to sunlight or you want to look chic; either way, you need to acquire sunglasses. Nowadays, sunglasses are viewed as the standard fashion accessory. In many countries, sharp bright sunlight can be annoying and harmful. The latest sunglasses have been developed to protect you from UVA and UVB (ultraviolet harmful sun rays). If you have numbered vision correction spectacles, your optician should be able to provide you the tailor-made sunglasses with prescription adjustment.
6. Grooming Kit
A Grooming kit is a large wallet that contains small items that are necessary for your trimming. It is a very useful accessory with nail-cutters, comb, tweezer, filers and a couple of scissors. It is good to add this item especially if you are a frequent traveler.
7. Shoes, Socks, Belt
Yes, this is a 3-in-1. Of course, you have shoes but perhaps you need a few extra pairs. One black and one brown pair for formal occasions should be in your cupboard. Good quality leather shoes tend to survive decades, so it is a worthwhile investment while accessorizing your life. Along with formal pairs, you need a pair for smart casual and another a sport one. Buy good quality branded pairs because those would stay with you for longer.
A few good pair of socks should catch your attention while on the hunt for a pair of shoes. Obviously, it all gets down to your choice but, at least, be conservative while matching it with your formal attire. Solid colors are always preferred.
A couple of leather belts, likewise, are necessary to complete the unexpected formal function accessories. They should match your suits and a pair of shoes.
Obviously, there are many more essential accessories that you should consider adding to your lists, like a wallet, travel and toiletries bags. But these are the 7 essentials that are absolute must-haves for every man.