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On Trend: The New Season Accessories Checklist

On Trend: The New Season Accessories Checklist

“Can I pull off a belt bag?”, “Does my wallet need replacing?”, “Is it possible to have too many pairs of trainers?” As the seasons change and the new collections begin to land, we find ourselves asking these critical wardrobe-related questions. (The answer to the latter, of course, is a resounding “no”. A man can never have too many pairs of trainers.) This season more than ever it’ll be hard to resist a few new accessories purchases. From technical details to utility elements and streetwear staples, AW19’s offering is a picnic of high-octane pieces with the power to elevate even the most tired wardrobe. Here are our favourite styles and trends of the season.

A black leather Valentino cap and messenger bag with pockets and a white VLTN logo on the front of both

DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

The prevailing mood on the men’s accessories scene is utilitarian, and few items embody practical functionality like a messenger bag. Valentino’s black leather VLTN bag is compact and slick, with just the right number of pockets for all of your essentials.

From left: VLTN messenger bag by Valentino. VLTN cap by Valentino.

A pair of Moncler ANakin Scarp trainers in grey and black and a pair of black leather Alexander McQueen cuban heel boots

WALK RIGHT IN

Footwear is split into two camps for AW19: sports-inspired trainers made out of technical materials with an ugly aesthetic, and black leather boots – be they heavy-soled lace-ups, cowboy style or Cuban-heeled (great news for those looking for a bit of extra height).

From left: Anakin Scarp trainers by Moncler. Cuban heel boots by Alexander McQueen.

A black leather Gucci Fake logo cap and leather Gucci logo wallet

LOGOMANIA

Our enthusiasm for logos continues apace, and few are more recognisable than Gucci’s ironically-dubbed “Fake” logo. From messenger bags to leather caps, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele imitated knock-offs to create these iconic pieces. So meta.

From left: Messenger bag by Gucci. Fake logo cap by Gucci.

A pair of white leather Off-White high top Court trainers with neon green accents

HIGH-TOP HEAVEN

Off-White’s Virigil Abloh has created some of the most sought-after trainers of the last decade. His retro-inspired high-top kicks take the silhouette of a traditional shoe and completely overhaul it for the modern man. A style slam dunk.

Court high top trainers by Off-White.

A black leather Saint Laurent billfold wallet and card holder with large silver metal YSL logos on the front

CLASSIC INVESTMENTS

Some things should never change: the colour of London buses, the size of a pint, and Saint Lauren’t YSL-emblazoned leather wallets. A ride-or-die classic that every man should own.

From left: YSL wallet by Saint Laurent. YSL card case by Saint Laurent.

A black leather Fendi FF logo phone case and elasticated wallet

ORIGINAL DETAILS

Like parquet flooring, sash windows and cast-iron fireplaces, original features are an investment worth making. Fendi’s world-renowned FF logo has a little more clout in the fashion world than the aforementioned home interior and exterior parts. Buy now and wear forever.

From left: FF phone case by Fendi. FF elasticated wallet by Fendi.