10 Fashion-Forward Accessories for the Modern V Man
Whether you’re dressing up or down, these are the must-have accessories for the modern gentleman.
Accessories can make or break an outfit, which is why the modern V Man needs a fully stocked arsenal at his disposal—in the contemporary sphere, the right belt, the perfect pair of cufflinks, the impeccable hat and fashion-forward bag can go a long way in accessorizing, building a suit of armor around any outfit.
And whether you’re dressing to the nines or going for a casual stroll in the city, it’s essential that your accessories enhance the look while making you feel confident, fully outfitted to be your best self. From jewelry to leather goods, these are the must-have accessories for the modern V Man.
Gucci is all about making the most out of the smaller things, and these feline head cufflinks are no different. Daring and unique, they add an essence of mystery, an added layer of peculiarity and a sense of fashion to your look with the simple addition of the links to your shirt. Elevated and cool, these cuff links go with everything—a good thing, too, since you’ll want to wear them every day.
You need a belt you can mix and match outfit combinations with, one that is unfailingly there for you, low-maintenance and adaptable. Shinola presents just that in the sleek, all-black Rambler Belt, complete with matte hardware so you can wear the belt rather than the belt wearing you.
When it comes to finding the right hat, it can be tricky—you have to take into account your head size and shape, what you’ll be pairing it with, even weather conditions. Kangol has decades of fine hat-making under their belts, and the modern man knows he can’t go wrong with a simple cotton bucket hat: great for the every day, casual look, adding a fun burst of playfulness to the outfit.
When pockets aren’t enough, you definitely want to find a trusty tote bag to carry your essentials in rather than bulking up your silhouette by packing all your pockets to the max. Want Apothecary presents the Dayton Italian Nylon Shopper Tote, a sleek, simple black bag which is easily paired with any look for any occasion. Urban and dynamic, it has adjustable straps and specialized compartments, so you can be the modern man with modern accessories to go with.
Sunglasses are the cherry on top of a good outfit—they accentuate the face, putting the finishing touch on the whole look and adding a complex layer of completeness. YSL’s Classic SL 28 sunglasses are exactly what the V Man should have in his back pocket (or rather, on his face): with thin, round frames, a metal nose bridge and all-black design, these are cool and effortless, chic and sophisticated.
It’s all in the details, and a simple ring is just the right detail to elevate a formal look or complete a casual one. Brushed gold in a hexagonal shape, this Miansai ring is crafted by experts, ready to be worn as a go-to accessory for every occasion. It’s as easy as that.
When it comes to wristwatches, one great piece is far better than a couple of mediocre pieces. Cartier unfailingly excels at creating greater-than-great timepieces, and the steel-set Ronde Solo de Cartier watch is a classic that goes beyond trends and seasonality, something that stays contemporary forever, a piece of high-fashion for the ages.
For subtle yet effective accessorizing, a simple necklace will do just the trick. Trade in chunky chains and flashy gems for some sleek hardware, as seen in the David Yurman Charm Necklace. Available in a variety of metals, it combines a small metal loop with a linked chain, completing your look without drawing attention away from any one aspect of it. As far as accessorizing goes, this is the simple secret weapon the V Man needs.
Tie pins don’t have to be boring or repetitive, and Vivienne Westwood proves it with the ultra-fun, modern Mini Bas Relief Tie Pin. Available in silver or gold, the tie pin is a tiny dose of spirit into your formal wear, with a thin drop-down design stemming from the signature VW orb motif. Elevated and voguish, this tie pin is the modern gentleman’s accessory.
Of course, when your wrist isn’t adorned with cuff links or a watch, a small bracelet can go a long way in adding nuance and style to your look. Tiffany & Co.’s curb link bracelet utilizes sterling silver in a classic, chic design for a flash of shine on your wrist, adorning it in a masculine, sophisticated manner.