Whatever your style, accessories can make or break a look. Well-chosen pieces can elevate an outfit from pedestrian to something unique and individual to you.
Minimalist accessories never fail, and can add a subtle touch of elegance to workwear, smart casual or weekend looks. From bags to wallets, sunglasses to watches, these are the men's minimal accessories you need and the brands that do them best.
Monofore's perfectly pared back watches look and feel as light as possible. With a slightly curved rectangular dial and subtly-domed glass, the brand's signature design eliminates shadows and creates space. Even the Italian leather strap is stitch-free and super sleek. Simplicity is the aim of the game here, and it's safe to say it's been achieved.
Sunglasses are at their best when the designs are pared back and simple, and cutting-edge audio eyewear label Aether knows this well. The brand’s distinctively modern frames all feature a lack of branding or extraneous detailing, while offering a next-level aural experience, allowing users to tune into podcasts and music or make calls. Carl Zeiss lenses and Mazzucchelli 1849 acetate frames enhance the luxury feel.
A minimally styled backpack could be the most versatile of all bag styles, and as such wears well with a range of looks. Mismo's bags and accessories are well known for their hard-wearing construction and use of functional pocketing, but it’s the characteristically Scandinavian pared back designs that have us hooked. Look out for the brand's stylish yet functional Italian canvas backpack styles, which you'll want to take with you everywhere – from work to a weekend escape.
Oliver Co.'s minimalist wallets, cardholders and passport holders boast more than just sleek, sophisticated design: they just so happen to be vegan. Ethically crafted using premium smooth apple leather – a vegan bio-material made using apple waste – and lined with recycled polyester microfibre 'suede', they offer the perfect combination of style and sustainability.
Everything Escuyer creates, whether it's a leather cardholder or pair of woollen socks, is lovingly crafted to stand the test of time, by using the highest quality materials and enlisting the finest artisans. Expect clean silhouettes, smart colour combinations and timeless designs.
Instrmnt Applied Design is a Glasgow-based brand whose watches have garnered cult status among lovers of minimalist design. Made using high quality Swiss and German components, the quartz-powered watches take inspiration from mid-century industrial design. Instrmnt's three key styles are the Everyday Watch, Dress Watch and Field Watch.
Campbell Cole has mastered the art of simplicity, with minimal accessories that don't need to shout to be heard. From cardholders to camera straps, belts to bags, everything the British accessories brand creates is imbued with a confidently understated aesthetic.
A well-made leather bag can last a lifetime, and that's exactly the case with Carl Friedrik's bags. Working with naturally tanned leathers and the finest craftspeople, the brand produces premium leather briefcases, bags, wallets and cardholders without ever compromising on quality and without the traditional retail mark-up.
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