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The top 5 best accessories for men

2nd December 2019
Trends come and go, but timeless pieces last forever. Invest in handcrafted, durable products that you’ll want to wear season after season and you’ll reap the rewards.
We’ve compiled a guide to the best classic men’s accessories for the Gunn Guy who has an eye for detail and a passion for excellence. Here’s what made the cut.




The best men’s belts boast the perfect balance between function and style. This is made possible by high quality, durable materials that can withstand all the wear and tear that typically befalls a favourite belt. When investing in a leather belt, look for a sturdy belt in a neutral colour that you can effortlessly mix and match with other pieces in your wardrobe.

These are our go-to belts for men:

The Coronet Crescent Belt

Made in Italy with the highest quality leather, the Coronet Crescent Belt is a favourite classic men’s belt that comes in two sophisticated colourways. The black version features a Rodd & Gunn embossed buckle with an antique silver finish, while the dark brown belt has a buckle with a brass finish. This is one of our best men’s work belts.

The Stump Bay Woven Belt

Put the finishing touch on your weekend or business casual outfit, with a casual belt like the Stump Bay Woven Belt. Made in Italy, this plaited belt weaves rich brown leather with navy cotton together to add texture and interest, helping you achieve an exemplary smart casual look with an extra dash of class. As for sizing, the Stump Bay Belt goes up in in small increments to help you find your perfect fit.




By practical, we mean a bag that’s perfectly suited to your needs. Whether it’s a weekender, duffle bag or briefcase, choose a bag that only gets better with age. That’s the sign of a high-quality product, and it’s something we pride ourselves on at Rodd & Gunn.

Don’t be afraid to pull out these beautiful bags as often as you need:

The Large Weekender

Travelling soon? The Large Weekender is the star of our leather luggage range, and for good reason. Made with premium leather, its size is ideal for weekends and quick trips, and its design is classic and sophisticated. Available in chocolate coloured leather, this stylish men’s weekend bag features two handles, plus a shoulder strap for extra functionality and ease of use.

The Lodge Bar Tote

The Lodge Bar Tote is the best men’s bag to take you from the boardroom to the beach or bar this summer. It features a sketch of Te Matuku oysters and Cloudy Bay clams and can easily fit your laptop along with any daily essentials.

The Richmond Road Duffle Bag

Every man needs a canvas duffle bag for everyday use, and the Richmond Road Duffle Bag doesn’t disappoint. With quality metal hardware and YKK zippers, it’s an ideal men’s bag to bring to the office, gym or even overnight trips.




The best men’s wallets are stoically durable pieces that not only look good, but feel good, too. A genuine leather wallet adds a little luxury to your day, and just like the right bag, it’s sure to age well.

Make an impression every time you pull out one of our best selling wallets for men:

The Lamont Wallet

The Lamont Wallet is an exceptionally versatile, stylish slim wallet for men that has compartments for your cash, coins and cards. Handcrafted in New Zealand, it’s made with buffalo leather that wears beautifully over time. There are six colours to choose from: black, emerald, mud, navy, tan, and our personal favourite, a deep red shade of oxblood.

The Lewis Pass Wallet

For the minimalist man, the Lewis Pass Wallet is the perfect pick. It’s a compact cardholder wallet with slots for six credit cards. Like all of the wallets in our range, it’s handmade with 100% leather, comes in a range of colours, and is designed to easily slip into your pocket or jacket.




Ask any man: you can never have enough socks. They may just be the most underrated accessory. To avoid asking your loved ones for socks every Christmas, invest in high-quality socks that last the distance. Make a statement with some colourful novelty socks to inject personality into your look, or choose classic style dress socks for a sophisticated finish.

At Rodd & Gunn, we have premium socks to suit every occasion:

The Gunner Three-Pack Socks

The Gunner Three-Pack features three pairs of ribbed, high quality cotton socks. The socks feature a cushioned foot and ribbed ankle cuff for comfort, and come in a range of subtle and not-so-subtle colours. Stock up on the standard navy, or go outside the box with cobalt, pacific and even dusty rose.

The Edgecumb No Show Socks

Designed to be discreetly worn with low-cut shoes, the Edgecumb No Show socks for men are a summer saviour. Pair them with sneakers, boat shoes, loafers and moccasins to keep you comfortable all day.

The Mallard Socks

For a polished look, reach for the Mallard — a simple sock with a cushion foot sole. It’s ideal for corporate office environments and those times where you want a more subtle, understated choice. This style comes in a two-pack, and each pair is onyx and finished with our signature Pointer dog.




Last but not least, a hat is a must for any gentleman who likes to explore the outdoors. As the weather warms up, invest in a men’s summer hat, top off a casual outfit with a classic cap, or choose a straw or bucket hat for summer travel and beachwear.

These are our favourite men’s hats:

The Piemelon Straw Hat

The Piemelon Straw Hat is a summary addition to any man’s wardrobe. It features soft straw for a luxurious feel, and a leather band with an intricate knot and loop detailing. Made in Italy, this is a favourite men’s wide brim hat, perfect for protecting your skin while you’re out in the sun.

The Gunn Cap

Meet our iconic, wear-everywhere men’s cap: the Gunn Cap. Constructed from heavy-duty cotton twill, it’s sturdy and has an adjustable strap at the back to suit all sizes. Embroidered with our Pointer dog logo, it’s available in seven signature colours: onyx, deep ocean, fire, snow, silver, sun and pine.

The Cardinal Place Bucket Hat

The bucket hat is one of the top selling men’s accessories trends of recent times, and our Cardinal Place Bucket Hatis a timeless take on the style of the season. Made from 100% cotton twill, it’s durable and protective, and ideal to wear anywhere from the golf course to the beach. This versatile bucket hat for men comes in an array of colours to complement a wide range of outfits.




To curate a classic wardrobe that keeps on giving, invest in timeless pieces that will stand the test of time. Head to your nearest Rodd & Gunn store or shop online to browse our must-have men’s accessories.


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