Stuff Men Want October 2013

Words: Nicole McConnach | Photos: Luke Hanscom

Eyes Forward
Long forgotten are the days when donning eyewear meant an automatic demotion in social ranking. Bifocals of today portray the style and sophistication of the man behind the lenses. Shown here top to bottom: Starck Eyes, $565, Oliver Peoples Bradford, $340, Lunor, $595, Oliver Peoples Reeves, $440, Dita Senator-Two, $600, Starck Eyes, $540. All styles courtesy Optical Heights, Roslyn Heights.

Slip ’N Go
No man’s wardrobe is complete without a pair of loafers, or three. The classic silhouette can complete business savvy attire, a laid back sweater and jeans and anything in between, depending on the details of course. To Boot New York monkstrap oxfords, $325. Gucci Faramir leather loafers, $595. Salvatore Ferragamo Giordano oxblood leather loafers, $560. All available at Bloomingdale’s, Roosevelt Field Mall.

Hold Up
Leave that simple black leather belt behind. Spruce up everyday garb by working in textures, accent pieces and color on even the smallest scale. McQ by Alexander McQueen sage green reflective belt, $205. Gucci blue leather belt with bamboo buckle, $355. DeLaRentis maroon suede belt, $128. All available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Walt Whitman Mall.

Bag It
Whether fleeing the island for a weekend of fall foliage or sticking around for a day trip to the North Fork for wine tasting, pumpkin picking and roasted corn, preparation is in the bag. Clockwise from left: Ted Baker Swayus despatch bag, $295. Cole Haan grey leather messenger bag with brown detail, $398. Tumi black leather commuter bag, $595. All available at Bloomingdale’s, Roosevelt Field Mall.