It may not seem as if there are a lot of men’s fashion accessories out there, but in fact men make use of more accessories than they realize. An accessory is an item or piece of clothing that you don't need to wear, but it does accent your look and can even serve a purpose. So fashion accessories are even quite useful to a person in the course of day-to-day activities. There are all sorts of items that really are men’s fashion accessories.
The wristwatch is not as common as it once was, but for a short period of time every man had a wristwatch and every man's watch had a thick gold band or leather one. The men’s watch is still popular today and it comes in many forms to further prove its popularity and convenience.
Perhaps some of the most attractive men’s wristwatches of today are platinum or stainless steel. The industrial look is in with guys. This even applies to some other forms of jewelry that men typically wear.
A man does wear jewelry and jewelry can be common men’s fashion accessories. You'll see plenty of dudes wearing necklaces, rings and earrings. Though these high fashion items are often a little bit heavier and more bulky than similar women’s jewelry items.
As mentioned above, platinum and stainless steel are popular metals for men these days. You'll also see white gold, silver and even wood used in some mens jewelry. Simple chains are still the best choice for men’s necklaces. Earrings and rings can and are usually outrageous in design or simple and bold. There's plenty of room in men’s fashion for silly or unique statements.
The men’s tie is probably the iconic men’s fashion accessory. Its purpose has been lost to history, but the tie appears to have evolved from the tradition simple neck scarf. Now the tie is a fashion accessory must for dressy occasions and comes in all colors, patterns and sizes.
You'll want to pick out at least three ties for yourself. One is plain dark blue or black for serious occasions, one in a color that suits you or that you like for parties, and one is just plain silly for that drunken Christmas party every year. If you have trouble picking out the tie that suits you, try going for a color that matches your eyes, so you'll always be matched when wearing it.
Another of the more commonly used men’s fashion accessories are sunglasses. There's a pair of glasses out there for every man. They come in so many different shades, shapes and styles these days it can be hard to choose though.
Typically men wear larger frames than women because it appears more masculine. This doesn't mean a guy has to wear gigantic aviators. Pick the frame that best suits your image or the image you want to project about yourself. Plastic frames are more eye-catching so you'll draw more attention. Metal frames are more refined and understated; they also appear to be a higher quality. Plastic frames also look more casual, unless you are going for the Men in Black look with solid black lenses.
There are always more men’s fashion accessories to learn about, but these are the basic four. A man with a good watch, ring, tie and sunglasses is well placed in the world.