While the suit is the cornerstone of any man’s wardrobe, it’s the accessories that add individuality to attire and allow every guy’s personality to shine. Whether it’s the tie, shirt, pocket square or the shoes, making the right choices for each element of an outfit can help you create unique outfits — even if you’re wearing the same suit regularly. Read on to discover 10 of our favourite accessories that will add some additional flair to your business attire and prevent you from committing the #1 style sin of all: looking boring.
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The knitted tie is having a huge moment right now, and we love this dot silk tie by Canali (HK$1,300) that is both dressy and stylish. The extra texture and the pin-dot pattern will give extra flair to your attire, and the use of premium bias-cut silk fabric and thorough interlining will provide the perfect drape and structure throughout the day.
Printed in a variety of patterns and hues, this pocket square by Paul Smith (approximately HK$421) will match any outfit any day. It is also crafted from lustrous silk-satin, so it’ll give just the right amount of luxe to your attire.
There’s nothing simple about a classic white shirt, and Gucci has nailed it with the impeccable fabrics and sophisticated cuts the house is known for. This cotton-poplin shirt (approximately HK$2,480) has a streamlined fit that is sleek and stylish, and will slot seamlessly into both your working and formalwear wardrobe.
There are many choices when it comes to footwear, but it’s the sleek simplicity of its details that makes the Oxford such a winner. These City II Leather Oxford Shoes by John Lobb (approximately HK$11,292) comes with leather soles and sleek double-stitched cap toe, making them the perfect foundation to formal looks.
We like having fun with our cufflinks, and these studded logo cufflinks by Alexander McQueen (HK$795) caught our eye with their statement design. They even have a bone-shaped swivel-bar fastening, that is both modern and playful.
The watch is probably the most important piece in a man’s attire, and we can’t keep our eyes away from the skeletonised movement as well as the smooth lines and geometric shapes in the open-working on this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance wheel Openworked (HK$346,000) timepiece, which will undoubtedly turn out to be the ultimate conversation piece at any occasion.
Flat lenses are the one style everyone has been buzzing about, and look no further than those by Dior Homme that perfectly blend sophistication and modern aesthetics together. Who love these minimalistic ‘al13.5’ sunglasses (HK$4,600) that has a matt navy blue aluminium front with contrasting grey details and slender black acetate temples, which is subtle enough but will make a strong statement nonetheless.
A formal belt should always be completely understated and works to support your outfit discreetly, so we are loving this leather belt by Dunhill (approximately HK$1,351) which not only has a sleek and sharp design, but is also reversible so you can easily flip between slick black or classic dark-brown to target any outfit and occasion.
Quietly push the boundaries of an office dress code with these ‘Greenwich’ socks by Pantherella (approximately HK$126), which comes with a versatile checked pattern expertly knitted in England from a super-fine, resilient merino wool-blend.
The Damier tie clip by Louis Vuitton (HK$3,000) has a subtle logo and an engraved Damier pattern, making it a perfect accessory for a timeless and easy-chic look. Just remember to slip it between the third and fourth buttons of your shirt then you’ll be set to go.