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Short Summary: This article explores the importance of accessories to appearance, specifically for men.
Regardless of your opinion of fashion, and whether the clothes make the man or the other way round, there is no question that accessories are an important part of any look. Of course, women have known about the power of accessories for years. This is why any woman who wants to look good will spend hours finding the perfect shoes, handbag, and jewelry to match the tiniest speck of color that you can see in her new dress’s pattern.
Men’s relationship with accessories has never been as straightforward. In fact, until recently, it is probably best described as non-existent. However, as men and fashion have become more at ease with each other in recent years, we have started to see a real emergence in men’s accessories, too.
In the past, men’s accessories would stretch no further than a watch and potentially a hat. Sunglasses would be of the sporty variety – brands such as Ray Ban and Oakley were seen as pretentious and not much else – and if you dared to add beads or anything else, you’d find yourself being derided and called a lot of not very nice names!
Today, things have changed massively. Quality brands of sunglasses are widely worn by men around the world, while increasing numbers wear jewelry from tungsten rings to diamond bracelets and chains as status symbols.
Why do they matter so much?
A man wearing accessories is instantly showing that he has put some time and effort into his look.
Let’s be honest, anyone can throw together jeans, t-shirt, and a jacket, and make it look reasonable. However, the accessories prove he is able to put some thought into his image, whether this is by adding a simple necktie, a hat, or a piece of jewelry.
Even for those of us who have little love for fashion, it is important that we have something about us when it comes to appearance. After all, who, apart from criminals, private detectives, and spies, want to just blend into the background and go unnoticed?
Accessories have the power to elevate a look to the next level, and make what might be a bland outfit something that turns heads and gets people talking.
If you walk down the street and see a guy looking good in an expensive wrist watch, a silk scarf, and a tungsten ring, the chance are you will acknowledge the appearance but not much else. The great thing about accessories is that they will often have meaning beyond what we can see; a story behind them that is exciting and intriguing.
Of course, this can be true with clothes, but you never hear anyone talking about the t-shirt they got as an anniversary gift, but rather about the watch or piece of jewelry they received, for example. Although something specific and independent to the wearer, the meaning behind an accessory can bring added factors such as pride and confidence to an appearance, making a look even better.
Accessories are important to a look; ensure you choose the best ones for your individual style, and turn heads wherever you go.