The best men’s style accessories under $50, including belts, ties, and grooming products.
When it comes to style, it always comes down to the details. It’s those little things that are tough to put your finger on that end up having the biggest impact on whether a look stands out or simply blends in with the walls. But those little things don’t have to cost big bucks. We found 25 men’s accessories under $50 that will drastically improve your winter style.
NOAH TULIP BEANIE $32, noahny.com
You quite literally will not survive winter without a solid beanie. And no one will spend cuffing season with you if your beanie isn’t tight. The jacquard tulip pattern on this one from Noah will keep your head warm and good looking.
FAIR ENDS BUFFALO CHECK PLAID CAMP CAP $48, fairends.com
Contrary to popular belief, a baseball cap doesn’t need to have a sports team’s name on it. Fair Ends has created this unstructured wool cap in red and black plaid that would make Holden Caufield proud.
UNIQLO AIRISM T-SHIRT $12.90, uniqlo.com
A good undershirt is key for reasons both practical and stylish. It prevents gnarly pit stains that will turn off everyone from your boss to your crush and looks smart layered under an unbuttoned oxford shirt. Uniqlo Airism shirts are made with an incredibly lightweight mesh that feels great and is highly breathable.
SPITFIRE TEDDY BOY 2 SUNGLASSES $39, urbanoutfitters.com
Even though it’s cold outside, the sun is still out, which is why you still need sunglasses in the winter just as much as you do in the summer. The clear frames on these Spitfire shades gives them a cooler vibe for cooler months.
MAYRON’S LIP STUFF MINT $5.50, mayronsgoods.com
You’ve got to appreciate a brand that names its products after what people actually call them instead of some faux-scientific label. Mayron’s Lip Stuff combines coconut butter, shea butter, chamomile, and peppermint oil to create a balm that smells, tastes, and protects great.
POLER MOUNTAIN TOTE $48.95, polerstuff.com
A tote is the most versatile bag that a guy can carry. It can work as an office bag, a gym bag, and a beach bag. Poler’s tote is made from heavy duty canvas and leather straps so it feels very much like a “guy’s bag” and the mountain on the side doubles as a pocket.
BARBOUR LAMBSWOOL SCARF $39, endclothing.com
Barbour’s knowledge of foul-weather essentials isn’t limited to waxed cotton jackets. The lambswool scarf is made in Scotland and is soft enough to feel great against your face but sturdy enough to keep out those howling winds.
OPENING CEREMONY ZIP POUCH $50, openingceremony.us
It’s time to take a break from the usual brown and black leather wallets and brighten up your winter with this blue pouch from Opening Ceremony. It has a three-quarters zipper so everything inside stays secure and the leather has a subtle texture to it that adds a nice detail.
PINTRILL PIN $15, pintrill.com
A lapel pin is the perfect way to make an understated statement. Whether its affixed to the collar of your overcoat, the pocket of a backpack, or the actual lapel of a blazer, a pin, like this collaboration between artis Baron Von Fancy and the guys at Pintrill, is that little knowing wink that people who get it will appreciate and everyone else will breeze right by.
THE HILL-SIDE POCKET SQUARE $39, thehill-side.com
The pocket square is another one of those little details that can really pull together an entire look. It doesn’t need to be some intricate paisley pattern. Sometimes something simple like this Japanese indigo material works best. Just be sure not to blow your nose in it.
THE TIE BAR SCRAMBLE KNIT STRIPE TIE $25, thetiebar.com
A silk knit tie is an ideal style because it works just as well in formal situations as casual ones. The simple grey and white stripe pattern on this one is preppy and modern at the same time.
THE TIE BAR LEAN SLIDE CLASP $15, thetiebar.com
Like cufflinks, loud tie bars should be left to mafia dons. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. A simple silver one will do the job and look neat without overpowering an outfit.
KAUFMANN MERCANTILE HANDMADE WOODEN COMB $24.90, kaufmann-mercantile.com
No one likes to admit, but guys can have bad hair days too. The best way to keep things clean cut is to have a comb as part of your everyday carry. This one is cut from a piece of unifinished wood that is left natural so that it doesn’t damage your hair. It has two teeth thicknesses so it works for all hair types.
BROOKS BROTHERS KNOT CUFF LINKS $9, brooksbrothers.com
Leave the garish and oversized gold cuff links to banker d-bags and mobsters. If you’ve got a shirt with French cuffs, the truly cool way to fasten it is with a simple pair of fabric cuff links tied in a monkey knot.
CROWN & BUCKLE NATO WATCH STRAP $12, crownandbuckle.com
It doesn’t matter if it’s a slim minimalist watch or a bulkier tool watch, a $50 Timex or a $10,000 Rolex, a NATO strap is a simple customization that always looks sharp. The nylon strap is less chunky on the wrist and comes in every color under the sun so it’s easy to find the one that best compliments your watch.
KIEHL’S ULTIMATE STRENGTH HAND SALVE $15, kiehls.com
Nobody likes giving a pound to a guy whose skin is more cracked than Ashy Larry’s. Kiehl’s hand lotion moisturizes and protects the skin on your hands whether you work construction or never leave a desk. It should be a key part of every guy’s winter survival kit.
GLIDER GLOVES $29.99, glidergloves.com
Wearing gloves is one of those necessary evils when the weather is bad. With most gloves you sacrifice dexterity for warmth, but Glider Gloves have a streamlined design and the best part is they allow you to use a touchscreen phone without having to take them off thanks to the incorporation of copper-based conductive yarns.
OLIVERS BOXER BRIEF $38, oliversapparel.com
There is a whole lot of thought and innovation that went into the standard boxer brief. Olivers uses a high-tech four-way stretch fabric that supports you and your guys in all the right ways. There is also silver woven into the material to keep it smelling fresh. The lack of any obnoxious branding around the waistband is also a nice touch.
J.CREW LEATHER BELT WITH SILVER-PLATED BUCKLE $49.50, jcrew.com
The silver-plated brass buckle has been treated to make it look like you’ve had it for 20 years. And since the the plaque shape of the buckle, which can be engraved with your initials, isn’t going out of style anytime soon, you’ll have this belt for a lot longer than that.
KAUFMANN MERCANTILE LANYARD KEY RING $27, kaufmann-mercantile.com
The best way to not lose your keys is to make them easy to spot. The elegant woven deer hide leather leather on this brass key ring is nine inches long so it will grab your attention. The craftsmanship is also so great on this that you’ll find it rarely leaves your hand because you’re constantly fiddling with it.
L.L. BEAN ROPE D-RING BELT $24.95, llbean.com
There are many style rules, one of the more underrated ones is “thou shall not let your pants fall down.” A braided rope belt is the ideal solution for your more casual pants. The D-ring closure ensures that you’ll get a perfect fit even if your live up to your New Year’s resolution and drop a few lbs.
NIKE ELITE CUSHIONED CREW SOCKS $18, nike.com
It’s amazing how good a comfortable pair of socks can make your feet feel. In some ways, socks can be more important than the shoes that cover them. Nike’s cushioned running socks perform outstanding during your workout. But they are also hold up just as well when you’re Netflix and chilling on the couch.
VK NAGRANI ITALIAN SOCKS $35, vknagrani.com VK Nagrani understands that socks are more than just a way to keep your toes warm. They make a statement about your taste and can serve as a conversation starter. The simple yet elegant dot pattern on these burgandy socks say all the right things.
KITH FLAT LACES $15, kithnyc.com
One of the easiest things you can do to personalize your sneakers is to swap out the laces. Kith’s Ronnie Fieg is behind some of the best sneaker releases in recent memory, so you know he’s going to pay just as much attention to the laces. Reflective 3M thread is woven into them so they pop at night and Kith’s “Just Us” motto is on the aglets, which is a fancy word for the tips of the laces.
JASON MARKK ESSENTIAL KIT $16, jasonmarkk.com
Take care of your sneakers and they will take care of you (and save you lots of money). Jason Markk was one of the first to design a sneaker cleaning solution and his Essential Kit has includes a soap and a brush to keep your kicks looking out-of-the-box fresh long after they’ve come out of the box.