Saddleback Leather also makes some nice wallets, and they're pretty affordable.Outside a watch or tie, men have very few accessories to class up and show their personality.
(Skinny ties, I'm looking at you.) Why, just a few years ago I remember having a hard time finding the “in” trend in jeans at an affordable price: bootleg.
There are, however, trends that come and go, and then come again, then go down in a whirlwind of hate, and then pop back up in 30 years as being cool.
The one trend that has not returned since it left (awhile ago) is the wraparound style made popular by Oakley in the 90's.
I'm sure I'll hear some excuse about them being functional for sports, or snowboarding, or what have you. But if you're out for a nice Saturday with your girlfriend try swapping them with a square-framed aviator or Wayfarer.
But…but…” There are a lot of style fundamentals that stay relatively consistent over time, and that's the kind of thing we try to discuss in length on Primer.
I've often been frustrated and thought, “who makes these decisions?
They're classic and they look good whether you've got a pencil head or big ol' blob face.
Like square-toe shoes, these half sneaks, half casual dress shoes, became de rigueur of the 20-something guy stuck in that period where he couldn't dress up too much because his friends would make fun of him.
For folks not interested in style, clothes can be frustrating. Yes, trends come and go, and it can be horribly, horribly annoying.