We know, the last thing you want to do is go shopping for little trinkets to add to your outfit, and we’re not saying you have to. But there are certain items every man must have in their closet. Check off this list next time you’re shopping—whether online or in person. The best part is that once you have them, you never have to go shopping for them again—or at least not for a while.
1. Tie Clip
Tie Clip via Tie Bar, $15
Not only do tie clips keep your tie in place, they add a little personality to any suit. The Tie Bar has every style to imagine, to classic to quirky. We partial to this sleek black one.
Watch via Fossil, $275
Now that smart watches exist, timepieces are even more essential. Achieve a more masculine look with the Fossil Q Founder.
Sunglasses via Knockarounds, $30
Protect your eyes and stay on-trend without breaking the bank by investing in a pair of Knockarounds. We’re big fans of these sleek black polarized wayfarers.
4. Leather Belt
Leather Belt via Nordstrom, $50
What’s more important than making sure your pants stay up? Making sure your outfit is complete. A leather belt will solve both of those problems. Go reversible for a 2-in-1 deal.
Cologne via Sephora, $105
Every man has a scent. Find yours and keep it handy. If you’re not sure what smells good, don’t risk it with a new trendy cologne, go for a classic like Acqua Di Parma’s Colonia.
Backpack via North Face, $149
Not just for school days, backpacks are great for travel, work or a night at your girlfriend’s. The only difference is, your Ninja Turtles backpack won’t cut it anyway. Play it safe with this simple yet high-tech black North Face.
7. Baseball Cap
Baseball Cap via Ralph Lauren, $40
Women aren’t the only ones who have bad hair days. In case you wake up with a cowlick that has a mind of it’s own and there’s no time to shower, keep a classy looking hat on hand like this one from Ralph Lauren.