I used to be a huge fan of tie clips, lapel pins, and colorful pocket squares, seen here. During that time, I felt that my outfits were not complete without them. However, as my style continues to develop I find myself wearing less accessories and keeping things rather simple. I truly appreciate the beauty and elegance in simplicity. With that being said, I still incorporate accessories into my outfit every now and then, my selection just tends to be more subtle.
For instance, instead of finding the perfect matching pocket square, I often opt for a classic white linen pocket square. I also find myself wearing braces more often. In my opinion, it adds a special element to an outfit, and they are extremely comfortable. Years ago chiropractors even prescribed their patients to wear braces or suspenders to improve their posture.
Another subtle accessory that I was recently scouring the market for was a slim wallet, because I wear my trousers aggressively tailored. Therefore, when my friends over at Men In Cities sent me their Navy and Charcoal Two Tone Wallet the timing could not have been better. The interesting thing about the Men in Cities brand is that all of their products are priced the same at $40. When asked why they say, “We want the focus be on design rather than price without compromising on quality. We strive to make good design accessible. By pricing everything the same we can simplify the shopping experience and shift the focus strictly to design.”
Blazer by Suit Supply, Shirt by H&M, Tie by Brooks Brothers (thrift), Pants by Ralph Lauren, Braces by Vintage (thrift), Watch by Skagen, Wallet by Men In Cities
Now although this wallet is slim, there is still enough room to hold all of my essentials such as my drivers license, bank cards, and cash. Another positive is that it limits me from hoarding receipts and random business cards.
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor