The Best Alexander McQueen Accessory Guide For ‘22
Accessorizing is a quintessential part of our fashion journey, like in any creative world, sometimes you need a little extra. It’s the perfect amount of seasoning that a chef uses in his meals, it’s the small improvisation a musician adds to their composition – it’s what makes your outfits look more like you, rather than being a copy of a catalogue
Many brands and fashion houses leave the art of accessory creation to companies that specialize in accessorizing, however, when a staple has been around for long enough, their influence and the weight of their brand are enough that crafting their own line of accessories becomes a necessity. Alexander McQueen is one of those brands.
Alexander McQueen menswear has always been bold, all while managing to strike the balance between standing out and staying simplistic, they are the kind of garments that want to be added to, and they are the kind of brand that can push past just fabric.
MCQUEEN X WILLIAM BLAKE –
IVORY & BLACK SKELETON SCARF
We’re starting with one of our favourite recent drops from Alexander McQueen for men – McQueen X Blake. There is something quite profound about a collaboration between an icon of the 21st century, and a master of the 18th, but then again this is Alexander McQueen, so we shouldn’t expect anything less!
As the trend of crossovers and collaborations with different mediums is becoming more popular, it takes a lot for a brand to go this far with the idea, but it’s charming, it’s sleek, and it works.
Beautifully striking the balance between complexity and understatedness, this one hundred per cent silk scarf should be on your springtime wish list!
Speaking of spring, we can’t neglect the importance of one – ideally several – pairs of shades for the sunny seasons. It really doesn’t get more stylish than an Alexander McQueen t-shirt, matched perfectly with their wide collection of shades – they were made for each other after all.
McQueen has been expanding their eyewear catalogue for some time now, with a variety of different styles and pallets, none of which tend to emulate any stylized glasses brand too much – so they are always original.
We’ll start with the simple –
McQueen’s take on the ‘Wayfarer’ re-invents a classic, with the oversized temples acting as the perfect place to fit the now-iconic McQueen moniker, painted in complementary colours to the frames, of which there is a variety. A simple, stylish statement.
The next couple is for the sharp dressers, for the ones who like to let the glasses do the talking, and leave the branding for those in the know. These lenses will appeal to those who tend to keep in touch with their European styles – think Rome in 1960.
Let’s start with these almost criminally fashionable Double Frame Sunglasses –
the adroit gold rims and understated logo compliment the lightweight black frames so well that we would argue that these could give any Ray-Bans a run for their money.
For those with a little bit more of a contemporary edge, and maybe those who don’t have an inclination for gold – maybe Rutherium is your thing.
These sleek shades are about as McQueen as you can get – completely recontextualising the Aviator style, these shades use Ruthenium, a rare earth metal of the platinum family for its temples, and iconic skull emblem.
Staying lightweight, simplistic and striking is the aim of this pair, and it’s hard to find anything else, from anybody else that gives this vibe.
TYING IT TOGETHER WITH MCQUEEN’S BAGS
Along with the stylistic implications of accessorising, Alexander McQueen understands the need to strike the balance between the functional and the fashionable, and with a collection of off pouches, cardholders and totes, you can bring that trademark men’s Alexander McQueen style with you in any situation.
There are few brands that can be bold enough to use the iconography of a human skull to such a great effect – yet McQueen manages to pull it off. This skull print tote gives off the air of Damien Hust’s diamond-encrusted skull – the macabre subtext is effortlessly replaced with the striking visual mashup of skulls as use for camouflage.
Let’s start with these almost criminally fashion these sleek shades are about as McQPouches are the next wave of fashionable and the functional permeating men’s fashion and are also perfect for this time of the year –
invasive and not cumbersome, their Crossbody Pouch is a perfect way to tie any spring and summer outfit together, whether for a lounging outfit or something more streetwear inclined.
If you’re after something a little more cosmopolitan, look no further than their Patent Black Lether Wave Pouch – the abstract wave pattern, relieved into the material draws the eye downwards towards the sleek side of McQueen. It’s a statement, sure, but why wear McQueen if you’re not trying to say anything – it’s made for the bold after all.