August 6, 2014
Whether you’ve decamped to the tropics or you're sneaking out early for a long weekend, the right accessories can make all the difference.
You’ve worked hard all year to free yourself from spreadsheets and sales meetings, to think of nothing but the sliver of the lemon sitting in the bottom of your cocktail glass or the smile of the woman lying on the beach chair beside you. Everything should feel right, including your accessories.
Here's what you'll need:
A Weekend Bag That Means Business
Photos by Martyn Thompson
Crafted from stiff, fragrant leather and shaped into a classic silhouette, the Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 Bandoulière works everywhere from Palm Springs to the Rue de la Paix. It’s spacious and sturdy, with a microfiber interior that swallows a few sets of clothes. Plus, it’ll only look better bearing the scars of summers well spent. Also shown: Money Bag iPad cover, Libero Ferrero.
Swim Trunks That Are Up for Anything
Beach, lobster bake, the lobby of the Bellagio: The ideal swim trunks fit in wherever the day takes you. The Charles trunks in Arden print by Onia’s elastic waistband and comfortable, quick-drying material make them shore-ready and slimming; their modern, just-below-the-thigh cut and understated paisley design make them right for any postbeach occasion. Also shown: Pontoon II No. 233 luggage, Ghurka; plaid tie, Kiton; unlined blazer, L.B.M.
Sunglasses With a Story
There’s a reason the Moscot Miltzen have been adorning scores of famous faces since the 1930s: Their rounded lenses and keyhole bridge cultivate a scholar-meets-swashbuckler vibe that wears well on just about anyone. Our advice? Add clip-on lenses like the Clipzen (pictured) to lend a contemporary edge to the classic.
Shoes That Give Your Feet Some Time Off
When you’re decompressing on a cross-country flight—cocktail on the tray table and ankles crossed—the right footwear, like these Louis Vuitton shade moccasins, helps you truly relax. Hand-stitched and made from suede calfskin leather, the shoes are soft and surprisingly supportive: Their rubber soles are more than up for a stroll through the terminal.
A Timepiece Ready for the Beach
Whether you’re wearing a Windsor knot or a wetsuit, the Michael Kors black tire-tread gage chronograph is worthy of your wrist. The 45 mm watch is accurate and water-resistant down to 339 feet, yet its stainless-steel and black-silicone aesthetic create a pared-down, powerful look.