Stuff Men Want April 2014

Latch and Load
The briefcase has roots dating back to the 1800s and is still regarded as essential today. Whether personal preference calls for a portfolio, folio or attaché case, what it’s made of is just as important as the contents. This Shen Kuo, $600, is composed of harness leather with a solid brass latch. Its creator fashions one-of-a-kind masterpieces that cater to the paper carrying needs of every professional. Joseph P. Marcellino Bag Co., Huntington Village, (516) 584-4337

Spring Showers
Puddle hopping, bright yellow slickers and child-like galoshes are all distant memories but wet weather is very much a thing of the present and staying dry is still a priority. Brave the rainstorms donning this sleek and practical hooded nylon jacket from Michael Kors, $395, at Tyrone of Roslyn, (516) 484-3330.

Keep crucial assets protected in a GiGi New York bi-fold vachetta leather wallet with money clip in warm shades of tan and brown, $100 each at

Sun’s Gonna Rise
Nobody needs to be told why wearing shades is a must this time of year, but it wouldn’t hurt to know which solar shields are must haves. Mirrored lenses are no longer reserved for highway patrol and snow-capped mountain sports. Maui Jim Guardrails (left) combine the lens trend with a sporty variation of aviator style. Versace (right) takes a more laid-back approach with a square marble frame. These and similar frames, $250-$300, are available at Precision Eye Care, Huntington (631) 462-2020.

All Tied Up
Neckties have earned the title of ultimate accessory because of their ability to transform. A printed skinny transcends the basic black suit and a creative Eldredge knot portrays bold and daring style. This season indulge in brightly-hued silk ties that beg to be ogled. Dona/Dona striped jewel tone is not for the faint of heart, $95, but Serica Elite makes color approachable with a shade of orange that can be worked into any wardrobe, $125 each. Both available at Beltrami, Huntington Village, (631) 421-0117.