As men become more interested in fashion and styling “complete” looks, accessories and footwear become increasingly important categories. Here a few brands offering a fresh take.
ZB Savoy was founded by a musician who always wanted to wear a bow tie during performances, but could never find any he liked. And so in 2012 he launched a line of bow ties ($44 retail) and neck ties ($70 retail), made in his hometown of San Diego. ZB Savoy is sold at stores like Animal Traffic in Portland and 310 Rosemount in Atlanta, and founder Zach Barnhorst says he loves scouting menswear stores while on tour with his band.
Inkkas is a footwear brand sourced from Peruvian textiles sold at a range of stores: from e-commerce on sites like Forever 21, Hollister and Abercrombie to brick-and-mortar shops like Zumiez and Downtown Locker Room at retails from $72 for low-tops, $76 for high-tops and $115 for desert boots.
Daneson Toothpicks is a cool brand that would be a perfect addition to any retail cashwrap. Toothpicks are made in America from Northern white birch trees and are available in flavors like Lemon, Cinna Mint, Single Malt, Bourbon and Mint (single vials retail from $4.99 to $8.99).
Herschel is expanding its offering even further with a higher-end collection of leather bags with gold-colored accents.