Wearing the right accessories can enhance the appearance of your suit, creating a cleaner, more sophisticated look. So, what are some of the top accessories to wear with a suit?
#1) Pocket Square
We talked about this in a previous blog post, but in case you missed it the pocket square is a simple yet meaningful addition to a suit. Also known as a pocket handkerchief, it’s a small piece of fabric that’s folded and placed into the breast pocket of a suit jacket. The purpose of a pocket square is to compliment the suit with the addition of new colors, making it in invaluable accessory for formal men’s wear.
#2) Cuff Links
We can’t talk about suit accessories without mentioning cuff links. Available in a wide variety of materials, ranging from metal and stone to leather and glass, cuff links are designed to secure the button cuffs of a dress shirt. Granted, some dress shirts already have built-in buttons, but others do not. If your dress shirt does NOT have built-in buttons, you’ll want to pick up a pair of cuff links for this very reason.
Don’t forget the watch when planning your formal suit attire, as it helps to “complete” your look by adding a visual element to your wrist. There are literally thousands of different watches from which to choose, ranging in terms of mechanical functional, band material, size, crystal and more. A good rule of thumb, however, is to stick with a traditional brown leather men’s wristwatch if you plan on wearing brown shoes. If you plan on wearing black shoes, you should wear either a black leather or chrome-metal wristwatch.
#4) Tie Bar
A lesser-known suit accessory is a tie bar, which is designed to secure your necktie to your shirt so it doesn’t swing around. The front of the tie bar is attached to the necktie, and the rear clip is secured to the shirt. Once in place, it will keep your necktie secured, allowing for a cleaner and more formal appearance. Allowing your necktie to swing around isn’t exactly proper suit etiquette, which is why many men choose to wear a tie bar. It’s a small, simple accessory that offers benefits in terms of both function and style.
These are just a few of the best accessories to wear with a suit. So, which accessories do you normally wear with a suit?