Men’s Footwear and Accessories Spotlight: 6 Stylish Brands for the Discerning Male
Men’s fashion has evolved significantly over the past decade. And with that change comes a greater desire by male consumers to have a wider variety of accessories. As men turn to accessories to update their look, retailers are expanding their assortments accordingly. Gone are the days of just cufflinks, ties, belts and watches – men are now jeuge-ing it up with shoes, jewelry, hats, socks, and more. We’ve outlined our favorite Hubba brands following the latest trends that any style-savvy male shopper would love.
While many associate ‘luxury’ with over-the-top extravagance, a lot of premium brands are taking the ‘less is more’ approach. With You Lockets are simple in design and big on sentiment. The Julian allows male customers to take precious memories with them wherever they go in the form of classic, sterling, square cut cufflinks with built in lockets.
Whether fair trade, sustainable, ethically-sourced, eco-friendly or all of the above, brands today are telling their stories by being both fashionable and socially-responsible. We’re glad to see this trend mirrored in menswear, with brands like Stand4Socks giving consumers the opportunity to help change the world through purchasing their fun, and colorful socks. Each pair is ethically made from organic cotton or bamboo and stands for a different global issue.
While men are certainly picking up more decorative accessories, they haven’t yet forgotten the utilitarian staples they hold dear. With a modern twist on practicality, these items are a minimalist’s dream. Bosca offers one such piece, with their timeless ‘Utilikit’. Hand-stained and made with old Italian vegetable tanned leather, the Utilikit is a perfect accessory for any well-groomed man.
Comfort Fits Best
Male shoppers have long since built a reputation for being far from fussy, so it’s no surprise to see that comfort remains a key trend. Wild Mantle designs some of the coziest hooded-scarves on the planet. Men looking to keep warm and cozy while keeping it casual will love the luxurious feel of their minky fleece.
Boys are finally catching on to this longtime apparel trend. Male consumers looking for carefree accessories to update their bohemian sense of style will love Paulo Succar for its classic tailoring and contemporary reinterpretation of ‘boho’. Their unisex cowboy hat in particular gives a trendy feel to any outfit.
More Meme-orable Than Ever
In this digital age, it’s easier than ever for brands to be inspired. Naturally, one source of inspiration comes from the very place most (millennial) consumers spend the majority of their day – the internet. Fun and quirky designs from brands like MiLK Originals make it easy for consumers to show off their unique personal style with innovative pieces like the “Pizza Party” high-tops.
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