When it comes to making the right impression to potential business associates and getting those all-important deals signed off, image is just as important as substance. Winning the confidence of desirable partners and clients will go a long way towards influencing the outcome of a big meeting or event, which means dressing to impress is essential – and your choice of accessories has the power to make or break the entire look.
Having the right accessories to hand not only communicates your commitment to quality and your attention to detail, but also shows that you are prepared for all eventualities – something that will no doubt win you some extra points that could ultimately sweeten the deal.
As a general rule when it comes to accessories, less is always more – but nonetheless, there are four key pieces every esteemed male should have on him at all times. From designer wallets to luxury pens, these are the items to invest in now – you never know how much they could influence your future success, and they certainly look the part, too.
An opulent timepiece
In order to ensure you always make a good impression, it’s essential to be on time – and while our mobile phones have largely become our go-tos for keeping track as the hours pass, they can never match a quality timepiece when it comes to style. From Rolex to Patek Philippe, every man should have an impressive watch in his arsenal of accessories, and will exude style, sophistication and, of course, impeccable taste.
Your choice of watch will say a lot about you to the people you meet, so if you’re hoping to shake hands on a lucrative business deal or make the right impression on someone new, then taking the time to select one that perfectly complements your personality and taste will go a long way.
Not only that, but an opulent watch will stand the test of time itself, lasting you for years to come – and can make for an excellent investment for the future. Some limited edition Rolexes have been known to fetch millions at auction later down the line, and others have made for precious family heirlooms that have been passed down through the generations.
A designer wallet
There’s nothing worse than having pockets full of cards and cash – at least not when it comes to style. Your essentials should be well organised and easy to access at a moment’s notice, and a designer leather wallet is a subtle yet suave choice that will keep them in check.
Men’s wallets in the UK have long been the obvious place to store your ID and credit cards, and today’s models are more slimline than ever, eliminating that unsightly pocket bulge that can so easily ruin a classy and well put-together look. Montblanc is a brand that’s synonymous with luxury, and its sharp yet classic wallet designs make for a sophisticated choice – while Lemur and Harber London also have a great selection.
A show-stopping set of cufflinks
A strong and confident handshake often seals the deal when it comes to business, and a glimpse of a sparkling pair of cufflinks at your wrist could make that deal even sweeter. Demonstrating the fact that you’re someone who plays extra attention to detail in such a way will go a long way to instilling greater confidence in those considering working with you, and cufflinks hint at good taste, sartorial style and a man in pursuit of perfection.
Cufflinks are a must at black tie events, where you’ll be expected to pull out all the stops to look your very best. Teamed with a dress shirt and tuxedo, it’s a perfectly polished look that will ensure you’re remembered for all the right reasons – head to Cartier for some of the most opulent pairs you’ll find, and the utmost in luxury.
The perfect pen
All eyes will be on you as you sign that big new business deal, and while a quality pair of cufflinks or a well-polished Rolex will go a long way towards making the right impression, having the perfect writing instrument on hand to do the honours will be the icing on the cake. For unmistakable elegance and exquisite craftsmanship, you can’t go wrong with a Montblanc fountain pen, which feels weighty in the hand and will make smooth signing a cinch.
Writing is an art, and with the right pen, it will certainly feel like it – so be sure to keep yours in your pocket at all times as you never know when you might need it.