Acing the accessories game

Work wear brings to mind men dressed in formal shirts and trousers. Accessories are usually confined to formal shoes and a sleek watch. But have you considered taking your look to the next level by adding a great tie and a pair of cufflinks?

The trick to pulling off a well groomed look is to ensure the different clothing components complement one another. It takes a little bit of effort initially, but soon you will be doing it effortlessly.

Two of the strongest trends this season are Matrix inspired sleek suits in liberal doses of blacks and navy blues, and the retro looking suits as seen on Mad Men. Sleek black and silver ties, along with streamlined black and silver cufflinks are perfect for those who prefer sombre shades of greys, blacks and navy blues. On the other hand, if your idea of power dressing is greatly inspired by the images of the 1950’s corporate world, where men ruled the world, then opt for ties with wide diagonal bands or checks and statement cufflinks. Team this with suits in luxurious weaves in browns, blacks, steel greys and teal blues.

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