It is the time of year when accessories become necessities and the formerly frivolous becomes the absolutely practical. Between trying to stay warm (more layers!) and constant travel (yep, the in-laws again this year), your accessories can almost feel more important than your actual clothing. Here are seven accessories you need right now. And while you probably are not quite thinking about holiday shopping just yet, although black Friday is just around the corner, any one of these items makes a great gift, even if you are buying that gift for yourself.
1. Gucci Leather Trimmed Monogrammed Coated Canvas Briefcase
A classic Gucci logo print item is simply timeless. Made of black and dark grey coated canvas, Gucci’s Leather Trimmed Monogrammed Coated Canvas Briefcase isn’t simply stylish, it is also durable. Made in Italy, the bag features an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap for comfort. While it’s an investment piece, the quality design means you can use it for years to come.
2. Frank & Oak Donegal Wool Knit Beanie in Light Beige Heather
Every man needs a beanie hat. While most men usually go for darker colors, a lighter shade is a refreshing change. Frank & Oak’s Donegal Wool Knit Beanie in Light Beige Heather attractively compliments every kind of outwear from a ski jacket to a pea coat. To complete the look, make sure not to forget the matching scarf and gloves.
3. Alexander McQueen Skull Mid-Calf Socks
Alexander McQueen’s iconic skull design isn’t going away any time soon. If you’ve always wanted to wear skulls, but feel like it might be just a little too bold for you, you can always wear Alexander McQueen’s Skull Mid-Calf socks fearlessly. They’re a good way to go skull without getting too crazy.
4. Zady Men’s Red Plaid Charentaise Slippers
Every man needs a good pair of slippers. For cold mornings, Zady’s Men’s Red Plaid Charentaise Slippers are the perfect pair. Handmade in France, they feature a felt sole and are lined in wool. The design is inspired by King Louis XIV, and while wearing them will not make you a king, you can still walk around like royalty.
5. BeoPlay H6 by B&O PLAY
It’s safe to say nearly everything B&O makes looks like a work of art. Their BeoPlay H6 Headphones are just stunning. With aluminum parts accented by tan leather, they look more like futuristic earmuffs than headphones. And, of course, the sound quality is practically unmatched.
6. T.Anthony Classic Duffle
Whether you are going away for a weekend or a week, every man needs a good duffle bag. T.Anthony’s Classic Duffle is a welcome piece to any luggage collection. It is incredibly lightweight, but also spacious and features two zip interior pockets. Available in black, red, and blue, there are also several options for the leather handles, accents and removable shoulder strap. If you want to personalize your bag, T.Anthony offers complimentary monogramming in several styles.
7. MCM Claus Metallic Visetos Black Reversible Belt
The holiday season is all about travel and if you have a tendency to over pack (who doesn’t?), you are usually in for a rude awakening when your luggage is weighed at the airport. So, this season, trying bringing less. Luckily, MCM’s Claus Metallic Visetos Black Reversible Belt can help you do that. Equally dapper and practical, it’s like having two belts in one. One side of the belt is silver metallic leather adorned with the signature black MCM logo print. The other side is a stylish, but way more simple textured black leather. And of course the classic M buckle looks great on both the conservative and wild sides.