The old saying declares that it’s the clothes that make the man. While that may ring true, a man’s clothing is certainly not the same without the right finishing touches. We’re talkin’ accessories, those wardrobe additions that round out any look with a final seal of confidence. From timeless sunglasses to the utilitarian man bag, this spring is a great time to give the ol’ accessory lineup a good shakeup!
Below we break down a few of spring and summer’s most talked-about men’s accessories to complement all those laidback warm-weather looks.
The Square Backpack:
This great mix of utilitarian-cool and urban simplicity is perfect for toting all your everyday essentials around without looking sloppy or elementary.
1. Herschel Supply Co. City Backpack
2. Fjällräven Kånken No. 2
3. Diesel “Urban Core” Urban Backpack
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The Flap Briefcase/Laptop Bag:
Make your work stylishly mobile with the help of a handsome and refined briefcase that stands up to the daily grind.
4. Filson Padded Laptop Bag
5. Kenneth Cole Reaction Colombian Leather Portfolio Case
6. Manhattan Portage Trotter Messenger Bag
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The Duffel Bag:
The modern-day duffel goes way beyond the gym and into the daily commute and weekend getaways!
7. Herschel Supply Co. Ravine
8. Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag
9. Lacoste Classic Roll Bag
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The Waist Bag:
Before you ban the “fanny pack” from your style repertoire, consider all the hands-free convenience and cool new styles that are making their way into the fashion scene. These are not your dad’s fanny packs!
1. Chrome Niko Sling
2. Dakine Aux Hip Pack
3. Billabong Java
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The Casual Summer Belt:
Perfect for cinching in this season’s casual chinos, shorts and jeans.
4. Original Penguin Reversible Web/Leather Belt
5. Torino Leather Co. Italian Woven Cotton Belt
6. Quiksilver Loot Belt
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The Straw Fedora:
Instantly take your everyday t-shirt-and-shorts attire to a new level this season simply by throwing on a smart and stylish fedora. Added bonus: You don’t need to do anything to your hair in the morning!
7. Goorin Brothers Hammond
8. Lacoste Straw Fedora
9. Brixton Baxter
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The Aviator Shades:
Maverick was certainly on to something when he immortalized these sunglasses for generations to come! This timeless style is quintessential for warm weather—we suggest at least one pair to ride with you to summer and beyond.
1. Maui Jim Cliff House
2. Ray-Ban Aviator Polarized Flash Lenses
3. Oliver Peoples West Piedra
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The Rounded Shades:
There’s something artsy-cool about a pair of round sunglasses that just sets your look apart. This shape works best on oval face shapes.
4. Smith Optics Marvine
5. Ray-Ban Folding Round Sunglasses
6. Persol Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses
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