Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.”
And while the majority of us may not necessarily agree with the second part of that statement, there is no doubt Mr. Wilde was onto something… In the last two decades men’s style has witnessed a BOOM, maturing into a billion dollar industry. According to the Guardian, in the last five years alone, the market for men’s fashion has grown by 18% and today, has an estimated worth of about $20 billion.
As the industry continues to grow at this exponential rate, we bring you with five must-have accessories for Men priced under Rs. 10,000:
1. Stuhrling Atrium Automatic Black Skeleton Watch
When it comes to value-for-money, you can’t go wrong with the Stuhrling Atrium Automatic Black Skeleton watch for men. The stainless steel, self-winding timepiece features a center cut dial with Roman numerals, fixed on a croc-embossed leather band (a band that looks like crocodile leather).
Price: 8000 PKR
2. Ray Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
No wardrobe is complete without a pair of these Bad Boys… The Aviators are a damn institution! Popularized on the big-screen by acting legend Steve McQueen, the Aviators have since been sported by everyone from Tom Cruise and David Beckham, to Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Hugh Jackman. Though prices vary depending on the model, an original pair or Aviators won’t set you back as much as you may think.
Price: 8500 PKR
3. Black Leather Lace-ups from Hush Puppies
Style: Check! Comfort: Check! Affordability: Check! Need we say more? For men on-the-go sacrificing style for comfort can be a tricky thing… Fortunately the availability of Hush Puppies in Pakistan means you no longer have to! Black-on-black leather lace-ups from the people who know shoes best
Price: 6295 PKR
4. Leather Wallet from Jafferjees
“Over the past 125 years, Jafferjees has transformed the creation of genuine leather products into an art form…” The company referred to as the ‘Daddy’ of leather products in Pakistan manufactures everything from watch cases and man-bags, to card-holders and cufflink boxes. But it is their wallets that get us most excited! Available in a variety of different colors, styles and finishes one is never starved for choice at Jafferjees.
Price: 3450 PKR
5. Beats by Dre In-Ear Headphones
I’m going to borrow a quote from Beats co-Founder Dr. Dre here which pretty much sums up EXACTLY why this state-of-the-art accessory makes it onto the list… “Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that – the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I’ve been doing from the day I started.” Nuff said? I think so…
Price: 9000 PKR