Differences do not need to be over the top to be recognizable. For example, I don’t like to stray too far from classic menswear color palates of blues, browns, and greys. How do you make that interesting? One option is texture. A silk knit tie adds an immense amount of interest, depth and visual appeal, not to mention hitting one of my favorite style points – only revealing itself upon closer inspection.
If you’re uneasy about man jewelry, ease into it with a couple simple pieces. Small beaded bracelets or a plain cuff are good starting points. Jewelry can balance out the watch on one wrist and pull together the color palate of an outfit.
I’ve never been crazy about crazy socks. I’ve always felt that “funky” socks are one of those “look at me” items that beg for attention. Sorry, it’s not clever, it’s obvious. Instead, you can’t go wrong with a small scale herringbone pattern. Just enough texture and contrast without all the flash.