It’s the small things in life which make the difference. Just as running 15km instead of 10 on a Sunday will get you across the line faster and in a far smoother manner, so possessing certain style accessories as a gentleman should make your life easier as well as finish off your look. Some of the tips I offer here may help you look better, whilst others are purely there as a functional accessory. All are essential to making you a better man, however, so take note.
A BUSINESS CARD CASE
Nothing over-the-top needed here. Something simple. Leather, if possible. It shouldn’t take up space, it should protect your cards and look good all at the same time. Not so good, however, that it is distracting.
A BRIEFCASE WITH OVERNIGHT CAPABILITIES
Your briefcase should be sturdy, multi-functional, and made of fine leather. In this instance, paying top-dollar is worth it as you will be guaranteed an awesome case for life. Either carried by the handles or slung over your shoulder, it should small enough for everyday office use yet have enough room to fit a small change of clothes and a toothbrush for an impromptu overnight trip.
A REVERSIBLE BELT
The only leather belt you will ever need in any situation at any time of the day. A simple twist of the buckle switches it from brown to back. Simple. Functional
A WHITE HANDKERCHIEF
Here is an accessory which has multiple uses. You’re eating a burger – it becomes a napkin. You’ve a meeting to attend and it finishes your suit by becoming a pocket square. Your sister is crying and it’s suddenly a tissue. Who would’ve thought that such simple item could possess so much ability? It’s every gentleman’s secret weapon and you should keep it tucked away in your pack pocket at all times.
It shouldn’t fall apart or poke someone’s eye out. It should have safe, rounded corners and should repel water…of course. This one is a must!
A SHOE SHINE KIT
Nothing shows a lack of interest than a pair of dirty, unpolished, leather shoes. Show some pride and give them a coat of polish every other week. Check out my basic guide of Show Shine Kit essentials here
Two things I love about this short list is the options each item offers in terms of style and functionality and how easy it is for you to get your hands on them.
You stay classy,