With the growth of the #menswear industry, defining your personal style has now taken more taken precedence over following the latest runway trends. Taking a step back, I understand not every male has the time, energy and financial means to make personal style their priority. I’ve always advocated that spending large amounts of cash is not a requirement to enhancing your personal style. Here are a few affordable style upgrades that can add a nice punch to your daily outfits and have the staying power.
Pocket squares have definitely made a comeback in menswear. Shows like Mad Men had men (myself included) purchase multiple stacks of plain white pocket squares for every suit jacket and blazer we owned.
Pocket squares don’t have to be limited to just white. A nice patterned pocket square is a great affordable accessory to help you stand out (in a good way) from the rest of the suits.
I’d recommend this Koi pattern pocket square from General Quarters. It’s a steal for $22.00 (USD), and the simple, yet sophisticated, can be worn on formal and informal occasions.
Wearing a tie is definitely not just for office hours. More and more men are enjoying the sartorial way of dressing and are wearing ties outside of the 9 to 5 office settings. Knit ties are a great personal style enhancer because they work inside and outside of the office.
I highly recommend these knit ties at Uniqlo. They come in a variety of solid colors, and at $12.50 (USD), they are truly a steal.
I’m not a watch expert, but if you’re looking for a simple, yet elegant timepiece, you can’t go wrong with these from Timex Original for. For $75.00 (USD), you get a simple large face watch, with genuine leather straps and water resistant for up to 30 metres. These watches are clean , affordable , and can round out any formal or casual outfit.