Bottom Line Accessories

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Let’s face it. Accessories often get the short end of the stick in fashion editorial. Watches barely peak out from shirtsleeves. Shoes get lost when images are cropped at three-quarters. Messenger bags get shoved behind coats. Sunglasses get pulled off at the last minute because “we need the model to make eye contact.” Rings get lost in the picture because they’re just too small.

But accessories are just too important to be obscured forever! Cufflinks and hats defined the dress-up/metrosexual trend. Harry Potter brought newfound importance to the scarf. And some of us editors here at MR think that, as fashions trend towards neutrality and minimalism (especially in the contemporary market), accessories will play a very important role in the way men express their individuality; and can, if merchandised right, play a very important role in a store’s profit margin.

We directed MR Magazine readers to MRketplace.com for “expanded accessories coverage” in our November 2006 trouser story. We took a few detail shots of the accessories used in the shoot, and will continue that practice in the future. Take a look at the “supporting cast” from MR November 2006, “Pants Revival: A Little Excitement.”

Worn with Louis Raphael trousers, Raffi zip-mock and Phillips Van Heusen shirt:

Ernst Benz chronoscope, $2,700, www.ernstbenz.com

Faberge necktie, www.fabergeties.com

Allen Edmonds shoes, $305, www.allenedmonds.com

Worn with Riviera trousers, Kapadia V-neck and Phillips Van Heusen shirt:

Robert Marc sunglasses, $345, (212) 366-0656

Ernst Benz chrono lunar, $4,300, www.ernstbenz.com

Johnston & Murphy Lavoy Sling bag, $148,www.johnstonmurphy.com

Worn with Vigano pants and Michael Kors top:

Robert Marc sunglasses, $345, (212) 366-0656

Ernst Benz chronoscope, $2,900, www.ernstbenz.com

Allen Edmonds moccasins, $200, www.allenedmonds.com

Worn with Zanella pants, Phillips Van Heusen shirt, and Kapadia vest:

Randa Little Brown Tie, www.randacorp.com

Kenneth Cole cuff links, www.swankinc.com

Calvin Klein belt, Cipriani Accessories, (212) 967-4120

Worn with Ballin pant and Options by Matt Totillo knit:

Johnston & Murphy backpack, www.johnstonmurphy.com

Ernst Benz chronoscope, $2,900, www.ernstbenz.com

Nat Nast belt, $75, www.natnast.com

Allen Edmonds shoes, $230, www.allenedmonds.com

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