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MENSWEAR STAPLES: ACCESSORIES

Article courtesy of thefashionisto.com/blogs


My philosophy towards accessories is quite simple.

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Unless the piece is constructed well and a unique piece from a respected designer that I am not likely to see again; like the above piece, I am not willing to spend a great amount of money.

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I view most accessories as throw away pieces.

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I’ll spend a lot on a coat, because it is an item I plan on keeping for years; but accessories not so much.

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For most of my accessories, I buy them at cheap prices at places like H&M and Topman.   I leave the bulk of my spending for actual clothes.


 

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I have tons of bags and sunglasses from places like Urban Outfitters, because the last thing I want to worry about while on the run is ruining a pair of sunglasses or a bag.

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I usually just throw my sunglasses into my bag when not using them.  IF they were a designer pair, I would be crushed if they broke apart, but at $10-40; not so much.

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I also like using bags for a variety of activities, so I like having many options on hand.

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I use different bags for work, running to the dry cleaner’s, going to the library, etc.

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Scarves, beanies, gloves, belts, etc.  You get the idea.

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There is a revolving cycle of these items that arrive in stores every season, so I really do not see the purpose of buying them at a  high price unless they offer something special like the fall 2007 Dior Homme runway sleeves.

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Because of the affordability of pieces like this, I recommend buying them in multiples if you like them enough.

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I do this with H&M socks during the winter.  Their long socks work amazing with boots and contribute to such a great look (jeans tucked into socks peaking out of boots).

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