The 5 Most Important Men’s Accessories to Complete a Smart Casual Wardrobe this Summer
Sun’s out, holidays are booked. You have the perfect summer outfits ready and waiting in your essentials wardrobe. What’s needed now is the finishing touch. That’s where the ideal range of accessories comes in, pieces that you can reach for to finish off each and every summer look with your signature personal style. But what to choose? Thankfully were are here with the most important men’s accessories to choose from this summer.
Here’s our take on this dilemma: there’s no need to clutter your accessories drawer with dozens of things that will last just one season. The key is to choose high-quality pieces that will last and last, with timeless minimal design to complement your look wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing. From your next minimalist automatic timepiece to that perfect linen cap and the hand-braided belt that gets better every time you wear it, here’s our pick of the top five men’s accessories to add to your cart this summer.
5 Most Important Men’s Accessories this Summer
Steele and Borough The Forrest Weekender Bag
Every summer wardrobe needs the perfect grab-and-go weekender bag that’s ready to accompany you on whichever adventure you choose next. Steele and Borough have your back on this one, not least because their mission is for all their pieces to be the “classics of tomorrow” as they put it. Swedish design means minimal form-follows-function style in water-resistant nylon with detailing in vegan leather. Inside there’s a large open pocket and zipped side pocket, plus there’s a handy drawstring bag for shoes.
Tapferkeit Freiheit Automatic White
A watch is an essential male accessory. The key is a timepiece that doesn’t need to shout its excellence. Tapferkeit takes inspiration from the Bauhaus for their impeccable range of highly contemporary watches. The Freiheit Automatic has a 21-jewel Miyota 8215 movement which offers a 42-hour power reserve. The sleek design is in stainless steel with a case height of just 13 mm, making this an ideal watch for all occasions, from casual gastropub lunches to date nights at your favorite restaurant. Domed sapphire glass finishes a perfect personal style signature.
Luca Faloni Sand Linen Baseball Cap
You’ll be needing exactly the right headgear for your next villa holiday in Ibiza, something that’s classy rather than flashy. Luca Faloni has form here, using linen from long-established mills in northern Italy with construction from artisanal studios to construct their rigorously imagined edit of summer essentials. Proudly made in Italy, this summer cap has a classic six-panel design with an elasticated back, while 100% linen allows for both protection and breathability. Definitively stylish too, in a way that only linen can offer.
Sub Sun Sub 001
Looking for effortless cool from your next pair of essential summer sunglasses? Of course, you are. Insurgent brand Sub Sun’s founders are Tom Leuchars and Bradley Zero, who bring their background with Peckham’s storied Rhythm Section International label to every piece they release. Here the inspiration is 1980s Melbourne, in a hand-finished Mazzucchelli acetate frame, with critical 100% UV 400 protection provided by high-end scratch-resistant R39 lenses. All ready for that beach close-up.
Dalgado Renato Hand-braided Leather Belt
Finish your outfit off with a signature belt. The trick is finding exactly the right one. Dalgado founders René and Jan Jüliche bring together minimalist design with premium leathers and artisanal craft to produce, as they put it, “timeless accessories that are made to last”. Their hand-braided belt is constructed in Italy using calf leather vegetable-tanned in France to produce a piece designed simply to get better and better with the patina of age. The hand-braided design offers infinite fit options.
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