Well-chosen accessories truly elevate your style, so don’t treat them as an afterthought. If you’re just beginning to experiment, we suggesting making your first purchase an understated, minimalist watch. (We know that the functionality of a watch is basically obsolete at this point — but they just look so damn good.)
Be careful not to ruin an otherwise solid foundation by going overboard. Too much jewelry, flashy statement pieces, and wardrobe flair can end up doing more harm than good.
Rule of Thumb: Limit yourself to no more than two or three accessories at a time. This includes watches, rings, bracelets, tie bars, colorful laces, scarves, pocket squares, and lapel pins.
Perhaps the most controversial item on our list, the mankle (man+ankle) has seen a serious rise in popularity over the past few years. It has a modern and daring vibe, with undertones of sensuality — and many women go crazy over it. It says “I care about how I look, but not too much.”
Despite what you may think, showing off your ankles doesn’t mean going sockless. A great pair of no-shows socks will keep you just as comfy as a pair of mid-calf socks and they’ll help you avoid sweaty, stinky feet.
You can achieve this look by simply cuffing your pant legs (jeans and chinos) or asking your tailor for a cropped trouser (suits). But don’t show more than 1 or 2 inches of ankle or you’ll risk looking like you’ve hit an unexpected growth spurt.