investment accessories

Just as manners maketh the man, accessories maketh the fit. The overall effect of your accessories — if picked right — is so much greater than the sum of its parts. What we’re saying is that no matter how small the accessories may be in relation to your big coat or new pants, they end up being the defining factors of your look.

That can be a positive thing or a negative thing. Nobody likes putting together a masterpiece outfit only to have it felled by a bad pair of sunglasses or an ugly watch.

That’s why we’re big advocates for investment accessories. Investing in your accessories means that you make the right decision once and it pays off for the rest of your life. Ignore passing trends, they’ll trick you into ruining outfits and you’ll only realize it in years to come. Stick to the classics.

Below, we’ve rounded up 10 investment accessories from MR PORTER ranging from luxury watches to sunglasses, bets, and jewelry. Each of our selections transcends trends to be a lifelong partner instead. Buy better, buy once.

Taking inspiration from the iconic square-faced Cartier Tank watch, the Santos de Cartier offers a sleeker, more modern take on the retro silhouette. If you’re in the market for a watch that works at every event, this is it.

Loewe’s inimitable monogram details this jacquard Amazona bag for a refined, luxe finish that offers versatility and timelessness in abundance.

Cartier’s metal-rimmed sunglasses represent the pinnacle of luxury eyewear. This pair of Santos Evolution Sunglasses feature a bold brow for an impactful aesthetic.

Seb Brown burst onto our radar recently and has since been all we can think about when it comes to jewelry. This twisted ring epitomizes the luxe yet artisanal feel to the designer’s jewelry.

The horsebit detail is an unmissable Gucci essential. Although best known for adorning the brand’s loafers, the gold-tone effect can be seen here on a leather messenger bag.

Bleue Burnham’s rings feature precious metal frames and characteristic bright-stone embellishments. The Node Ring has a rough texture which contrasts with the rainbow stone decoration.

If clean jewelry gets you going, then look to something like the Double Cage Ring from Tom Wood.

Yep, the positives of investment accessories extend all the way to belts. Tom Ford looks to an understated buckle to give this belt a timeless feel.

Le Gramme is making some of the best investment accessories on the market right now. It’s thanks in no small part to the brand’s super-minimal take on jewelry. This understated bracelet features the label’s signature screw closure.

IWC’s pilot’s watches have become a staple of the luxury watch world. If you’re dropping four figures on a watch, then you need something that works all day everyday and this is it.

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