You've got your suit sorted, your tie knot perfected, you know your poplin from your Oxford when it comes to shirting, and your shoes are polished (without a square-toe in sight). So what remains when it comes to dressing for work - and success? The answer is accessories. In a world where presentation is everything, people will notice what you use to carry your papers, or protect your iPad. If you found it in the stationery cupboard, or it was supplied to you by the IT department when you got your laptop, it's time to have a re-think. In life as in business, focusing on the broader picture at the expense of the finer details is rarely advisable. Here are five leather work accessories that we recommend.
Turbo-charge your office attire with a leather briefcase. Handmade in Italy, this one goes with brown and grey suits and speaks of assured masculine elegance. It also has a hint of Mad Men about it –never a bad thing.
The Suit Carrier
Work trips that are longer than a couple of days call for a back-up suit to be taken and the only way to transport one is in a suit carrier. Understated and stylish , this is one garment bag you won’t be ashamed to carry on.
The Passport Holder
Prime Hide Brown Leather Passport Holder £12
Don’t let sartorial standards slide when you’re travelling for business. You may not be in the office where everyone can see you but it never hurts to pay attention to the details.
The iPad Case
Thanks to the iPad, we can increasingly ditch the bulky laptop when we travel for business. With the tablet taking centre stage, it makes sense to invest in a high-quality, boardroom-appropriate case to protect it in style.
The Wash Bag
Prime Hide Brown Leather Wash Bag £25.99
When at airport security, you don’t want to pull out that scruffy nylon wash bag your mum bought you for university. This sleek leather one is seriously smart and will prevent toothpaste leaks from contaminating clothes.