This past weekend I attended a cocktail dinner gathering with one of my closest friends, who happens to be one of the best mediocre attorneys in town. Each year his firm throws a pre-Halloween shindig, and I usually get asked by him to be his wife’s stand-in. She’s not one for eating charcuterie and schmoozing with bigwigs. Typically I’m not either, but when it comes to free food and dressing up in my fancier threads, I’m all for it.
However, whenever dressing to the nines it’s important to know it's not just the clothes that make the man, but the accessories do too. From shoes and ties to cufflinks and suspenders, one should always sprinkle in unexpected details, which can significantly elevate your style game.
Stacy Adams offers a good launching pad of products that will have you dressing your best with minimal added effort. Take a look at these great, cost-effective styles below!
Finding the perfect pair of supple leather loafers is key. I prefer the almond toe or cap toe over pointed, and perforated details along the vamp can add another layer of sophistication to your look. Blind eyelets also ensure the attention stays on your shoe’s silhouette and not drawn around the laces.
Although wearing a tie to a formal event isn’t a novel idea, many men forget the enchantment of pocket squares and suspenders. These two features will have you looking twice as refined as anyone else at the mixer. Depending on the mood, polka dots are nice alternative to an all-black necktie.
Add some bling to those boring buttons with silver-tone cufflinks. This edgy add on, along with a full grain leather belt an engraved silver buckle, rounds out your sleek and suave style with ease.