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There are a lot of accessories that help shape a man’s look and define his lifestyle. There are ties and shoes that can make or break his suit. Then there are less-seen items such as wallets. But there are also three important, yet overlooked, accessories that can add a touch of class like nothing else.
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Pens and writing instruments have been around in some form for centuries and have been used to create the most important documents in history. However, technology has seemingly made the pen almost out-of-date and useless.
Today, pens can be viewed as a symbol of a man’s social status. While there are many people who purchase cheap pens just to have one, and there are mass-produced pens stamped with one’s company logo, there are lots of options for more unique and luxurious pens.
Besides being functional, you can find pens with other tools or colors to accessorize with your outfit. There are numerous options out there for pens that will not only get the job done—like signing contracts—but will also show that you have taste and a flare for gentleman’s history.
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We’ve previously covered the history of cuff links, but here’s a quick recap. Cuff links are “small ornamental clasps designed to keep the cuffs of a shirt or blouse tightly fastened closed,” and have been used by men in some variation since at least the Middle Ages. By the late 20th century, cuff links fell out of favor amongst men. However, as is the case with pens and notebooks, they are having a comeback.
Today, there are many companies that are manufacturing and selling cuff links made from various metals and in countless styles. You can stick with a simple and timeless set of sterling silver cuff links or invest in a pair that also serves as a USB flash drive.
Whatever you tastes and preferences are, you’re bound to find cuff-links that add some extra flare to your suit and that will make you stand out from the pack, all while showing off some of your class and personality.
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There were numerous great men who used to carry around a pocket notebook. Men like Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, and George Patton. In fact, notebooks were a part of every gentleman’s personal effects. Of course, as in the case of pens, pocket notebooks became a thing of the past as technology has brought us smart phones, tablets, etc.
Over the last century notebooks have been used by farmers, salesmen, doctors, architects, and students and today have seen a resurgence. The notebook, despite technology’s attempt at making life more convenient, is rich in history and is the only accessory you can own that allows you to jot down ideas and thoughts.
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