By Chinwe Obinwanne
Sometime ago when men were boys, beaded wristbands and long chains hanging from jeans plus “bandana” sticking out of the back pocket of pants were considered must-have accessories but not anymore. Boys have become men and so their tastes have gone up a notch too.
In choosing accessories, men now consider investing in accessories that do the double job of looking good and standing the test of time.
Nothing screams classy than seeing a man who pays acute attention to details. So that said, here are five accessories that every man that knows his style onions should have in his collection.
1. The Black/Brown Leather Belt
From time immemorial, men have been strapping their clothes to their waists with some form of “belt”. Once upon a time in the olden days, strong branches were strewn together and used to hold the covering for the nether regions. So, belts aren’t a new introduction to fashion but the belts as we know it today as a fashion accessory showed up during the 1920s when waistlines were lowered and so by extension, trousers’ capacity to hold their own became undependable.
Investing in good quality black and brown belts is now a no-brainer for fashionable men due to its ability to match almost any outfit. You can push the edges of fashion by buying other colors of belts but you dare not do away with the two classic belt colors (black and brown).
These colors will easily blend with lots of other hues you have in your wardrobe and soon you’ll come to appreciate owning these two colors when you see how much use they serve you each day.
“Make sure you invest in good leather and a strong metal buckle,” says Adam Walker, founder of The Male Stylist. “Don’t forget, a belt has to go through a lot of strain every day, so spending a little extra cash will mean it lasts you longer.”