Accessories can completely change the feel of an outfit. Put a pocket square in a casual blazer or add a bow tie to a short sleeve shirt and you get a radically different look. You can go from preppy to geek chic in a flash. These subtle additions to your wardrobe will help you change up your style whenever you feel like it.
Today, cufflinks are minor works of art, offering any man the possibility to wear their own personal art on their sleeve. The small yet stylish accessory enables a man’s look to represent personal style and is worn to add excitement to traditionally formal attire like suits and black tie. House of Rokoko have one of the most carefully-selected range of cufflinks from brothers James and Henry Deakin’s business, Deakin & Francis. Whether you’re a sport fanatic or just fancy a unique staple cufflink, they have a cufflink for every personality!
In addition to serving a practical purpose, handkerchiefs have long been displayed in the top pocket of men’s jackets. Used in this way, they are more commonly referred to as pocket squares. There are a wide variety of ways to fold a pocket square, ranging from the austere to the flamboyant. Sebastian Cruz and Tyler & Tyler are two of the most well-regarded pocket square designers.
Sebastian Cruz Couture offers beautiful handmade pocket squares and lapel flowers. Top quality materials imported from Italy, France, Turkey and Egypt are used in these unique, hand-crocheted one-of-a-kind accessories. They add instant style and colour to an outfit and can become a great gift for the sartorial man or the man who enjoys making a statement with his fashion sense. Tyler & Tyler’s pocket squares are for those men who need a more daring accessory. All made from 100% silk, they are elegant and dramatic pieces that will add a welcome splash of colour to any dark suit.
The bow tie is making a comeback as a fashion accessory that works for more than just formal events such as cocktail parties and weddings. Bow ties are often worn with suits for those who want to exude a formal image but you can use them for casual shirts for a geek chic look. The dress code of “black tie” requires a black bow tie, which is a popular tradition that hasn’t changed, but nowadays you see increasingly vibrant and bizarre designs. Yet another brotherly duo business, Tyler & Tyler, a family-ran company that have been making men’s fashion accessories for some of the UK’s leading fashion designers since 1969, and their bow ties are suitably extravagant.