Menswear can appear as a tedious affair to beginners, what with so many decisions focused around which suit or shirt a man should wear that day. Fortunately, there are accessories to help spice up the sartorial lives of men. While many think of accessories as appropriate for only a full suit, believe it or not, your collared shirt can break old orders with some subtle additions. Noose and Monkey’s provided us with the following advice points to highlight ways you can make your shirt pop:
Cufflinks can be a grown man’s BFF. Designed as simple devices to keep the cuffs of your shirt together, they are a classy alternative to buttons. There are lots of styles of cufflink which have different fastening methods, from a bullet back styles to chain links, and, depending on your position at the office or in the marital entourage, cufflinks can be a symbol of relative authority. Cufflinks designed to be worn to more “flexible” social events are versatile, coming in a huge range of shapes and motifs.
While more and more people seem to be ditching the tie, the classic accessory is timeless and should always be available in any fashion-minded man’s closet. The essential accessory for formal events, ties help to break up the assumed block colour of your shirt. Give yourself some attention by choosing a tie that is bright and a shirt that is not so much and try to match the tie to other accessories (shoes anyone?). Unless you’re wearing a short suit, wear your tie so that its tip stays at about your beltline and opt for a slim tie to match more modern cuts of suit and shirt.
Like a tie, your tie bar should be narrow. Sure, it clasps your tie to your shirt and keeps everything suave – but that doesn’t mean it should be overbearing. Silver and gold tie bars are your only choices really and, whatever of the two you choose, match it to your watch and belt buckle. Line up the bar with where a pocket square normally sits and never wear a tie bar with a waistcoat.