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FLANNELS Five: Spring's Most-Wanted Accessories

FLANNELS Five: Spring's Most-Wanted Accessories

Hands up who’s guilty of treating their accessories like an after-thought? A shocking number of you, we bet. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of spring’s most-wanted accessories. It’s tempting to focus your energies on only the most critical parts of your wardrobe, (namely; tops; jackets; bottoms and trainers), but we recommend taking a moment to consider the other pieces that make a wardrobe a whole. Case in point: the humble wallet. They’re all too often overlooked, but nothing singles out a discerning man from ‘the rest’ like the state of his wallet. It’s worth investing some thought (and money) in these tell-tale pieces as they’ll mark you out as a man who knows his sartorial stuff. So, from holiday-ready sliders to the perfect pair of spring trainers (we couldn’t talk about accessories without a sneaker highlight), here are the most sought-after accessories of the season.

A white Valentino Open Band trainer with white studs and laces and a navy blue centre panel stripe

THE ESSENTIAL TRAINERS

With sneaker drops happening every day, the whole scene can be a bit overwhelming. Go back to basics without being basic in a pair of Valentino’s cult Open Band trainers. A tried-and-tested favourite, they’re smart, cool, and come in a fresh white and navy colour palette for spring.

Off-White sqaure zip wallet in a camouflage print with a chain detail

THE MODERN WALLET

Off-White’s Virgil Abloh was on the money when he designed this camouflage chain wallet. Somewhat reminiscent of the wallet you might have had as a fresh-faced teenager, it’s got retro appeal and is far from the conservative leather billfold your dad might produce from his pocket when picking up the bill. For the man who wants to make a statement with his accessories.

Black Valentino rubber sliders with a white VLTN logo

THE LOGO SLIDERS

If you’re not up for sliding into our DMs, the next best option has to be these Valentino VLTN logo sliders. Ideal holiday gear, wear with denim shorts and a natty polo for a leisurely lunch by the pool, or amp up the fashion volume in socks and turned-up trousers. Bold.

 A Valentino bum bag in a camouflage print with a utility zip front pocket and heavy metal buckle closure

THE HEDONISTIC BAG

Utility pockets and a camo print will help you live out your childhood Action Man dreams, but in a sophisticated, streetwear-inspired way. With the style set’s seal of approval, Valentino has got it in the bag with the VLTN bum bag, complete with heavy metal buckle closure. A must-have for festival season.

White rubber Moncler Basile Tricolour logo with a red, white and blue stripe

THE SPORTS SLIDERS

The term ‘leisurewear’ has never been more appropriate than when applied to these Moncler sliders. They were made for off-duty wardrobes and long weekends away in the Med. The Moncler Tricolour stripe, inspired by France’s noble flag, looks great with sandy toes. Trip to the Cote d’Azur, anyone?