Picture the scene: you’re standing in front of your wardrobe, staring at the shirts and jackets. You try things on, you change your mind, and end up frustrated that despite the pile of clothes now crumpled on the floor...you have nothing to wear. You grab your peeling wallet and inwardly sigh, making do with an old backpack for your weekend away.
Too many options can often mean you struggle to choose something to wear, so maybe it’s time to curate a capsule wardrobe.
Creating a minimalist wardrobe for men
Curating the ideal men’s minimalist wardrobe means you can go from bar to beach or the office to dinner with ease. It’s about owning the key pieces that you need - items that can stand the test of time and still look and feel great.
Opting for a minimalist wardrobe is also a great way to be more eco-friendly - buying a few quality items rather than lots of pieces that get discarded means less waste - something that Billy Tannery is passionate about.
One key feature of a minimalist wardrobe is the accessories. These small but mighty pieces finish off an outfit and are absolutely essential to your capsule collection. They will often be pieces that are used almost daily, so you want to know you’ve got high quality products that won’t fall apart.
Invest in timeless accessories that you can rely on for years to come and that will be suitable for multiple occasions. Without further ado, here are the best minimalist accessories for your capsule wardrobe.
Minimalist wardrobe? It’s in the bag!
A minimalist bag is a key accessory in every wardrobe and you can’t go wrong with Billy Tannery’s classic leather tote bag, The Gote. Practical and incredibly durable, it’s light enough to use day-to-day but also very spacious, easily transforming into a weekend bag.
The Gote is available in three different colours - chestnut, black and forest - and has a detachable shoulder strap for hands-free carrying. Plus space for your laptop (up to 15”) and a hardy 100% British cotton lining.
Whether you’re heading to the beach, to a summer wedding or just enjoying the sunshine, you want a pair of sunglasses that will suit any occasion.
We love Banton Frameworks, a Glasgow-based eyewear maker, offering handcrafted designs, statement eyewear and premium quality. If you’re after optical frames, Banton Frameworks offer an easy to use service to create glasses according to your prescription.
A wallet is another capsule wardrobe essential and a minimalist cardholder is perfect for men looking to keep things simple. Available in five different colours, and with just three card slots, the elegant, slim design is made from sustainable vegetable tanned goat leather which will never peel, giving you a wallet guaranteed to last a lifetime.
If you prefer a little more space in your wallet, The Bifold is the perfect design for you. The minimalist leather design is still slim and light, but offers six card slots where you can comfortably fit 12+ cards, and a full-length pocket for notes.
Pull your look together
A belt is something that can really pull an outfit together and make a statement. Whatever occasion you are dressing for, The Workers Club, who proudly produce classic, timeless pieces for both men and women, have a great collection of leather belts - we especially love the Awling Modernist Belt.
Hats off to you
A cap puts the finishing touches to an outfit, and our limited edition collaboration with British hatmaker Laird Hatters, Billy x Laird offers two timeless designs.
Made from British tweed and featuring a goat leather peak, The Newsboy is a contemporary take on the iconic flat cap - perfect for fans of Peaky Blinders. If you prefer a more modern look, The Baseball Cap could be the one for you. Made in Hertfordshire, it uses British wool with a goat leather peak.
Wear, wash, repeat
Ahh, the 2021 must-have accessory - the face mask. Laird Hatters have created a series of shaped face masks in a huge selection of prints. Lined, stylish and comfortable, these masks are handmade in Hertfordshire, and while a face mask isn’t something we thought we’d be including in our minimalist accessories guide, we love these designs!
Looking for more items for your capsule wardrobe? At Billy Tannery we have a great range of high-quality, luxury accessories, designed to last a lifetime. Every product is handmade in Britain using sustainable goat leather, with each piece crafted to perfection.
View our full range of leather accessories for men at Billy Tannery.