Stuff Men Want September 2012

Time Stands Still
An investment in your time is also an investment in your reputation—choose like company. When selecting horology, insist on timepieces that are, well, timeless. Shown here are a few classics that will endure the change of seasons (L to R): Longines Master Collection with brown alligator strap, Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre with polished steel and black alligator strap, Baume & Mercier Capeland. Prices upon request at Gelber & Mundy, Great Neck, (516) 482-1585.

Hold on Tight
If clothes make the man, accessories complete the thought. You wouldn’t carry your treasured 9-pound hammer in a plastic bag, so you shouldn’t carry the evidence of your hard work in some dated, yesteryear folio. The Brioni midnight navy leather briefcase with crocodile trim, $4,000, is indicative of edgy style—be ferocious in a sea of black snakes.

Best Foot Forward
Perforated leather is storming forward because it looks good and feels good—the upper is breathable and the right combination of sporty and classic, while the soles are still office appropriate. And the contrast laces are a final sharp-looking touch. Bally Switzerland brings it all together, honestly, in the tradition of 160 years of craftsmanship.

Clear View
Men don’t age, they become distinguished. Unless of course, they hold the newspaper out at full length and squint like they’re sipping fish water. Eyewear has come a long way since your Cub Scout days donning coke-bottle glasses. It’s time to get with the program and embrace framing the windows to your soul with a little vigor and sophistication. Shown here (T to B): Chrome Hearts Billie with titanium frame, $995, Michael Allen water buffalo horn hand lacquered frame, $1,650, Chrome Hearts Throat Coat with Brazilian mahogany detail, $1,540, Robert Marc clear Lucite frame with mahogany detail, $395. All available at Michael Allen Opticians, Woodbury, (516) 364-1288.