How often do you waste money on the same old problems, never giving cheap accessories a second glance?
I've been where you guys are.
When I first started dressing well, my first thought was “I don't have the money for it.”
I kept having to send my clothes to the cleaners, having to buy new shoes, and new razor blades to shave with.
Gents, today we're going to see about getting you that extra mile without the extra dollar.
We're naming 11 simple, AMAZINGLY cheap accessories that you'll NEVER have to replace.
- Nose clippers
- Simple concealer
- Nice watch
- Protective watch cases
- Inexpensive electric razor
- Safety razor
- The right brush for the job
- Nail grooming kit
- Simple cotton handkerchief
- Wide shoulder hangers
- Simple steam
Cheap Accessory 1. Nose Clippers
Nose hairs are a problem.
Let's face it, saving yourself from having your lady-friend gaze on nostril forest in terror is priceless.
there is a wide range of clippers available for all budgets. I recommend you stick to cheap and simple – you're not trying to impress anyone with the clippers, just with the result.
If you are especially frugal, you can opt for a manual nose clipper. By turning the rear end of the device, you achieve the same result without ever buying batteries.
All-in-all, you can easily find an electric nose clipper for $12-$15. A quality manual trimmer will run you anywhere between $12 and $30.
They only take 5 minutes a week to use.
Cheap Accessory 2. Simple Concealer
Yes, I'm talking about men's makeup.
Though more traditionally-minded men will scoff at the notion of makeup, a simple concealer can go a long way to help a man's image without much sacrifice.
Say you have an important Zoom interview, or you have a date coming up. The problem you're facing is the gigantic pimple in your forehead looking like a third eye.
Perhaps it's not so dramatic – perhaps it's just a bit of razor burn you're looking to hide.
No matter what the issue is, it's a handy tool for a mere $13.
Cheap Accessory 3. Nice Watch
As far as cheap accessories go, watches seem expensive.
But the cost is relative. The truth is that a couple of hundred bucks make a great deal for an exquisite timepiece.
Hit up the Seiko line. As inventors of the quartz watch (battery watches), they know how to appeal to the frugal man without sacrificing much quality.
The Prospex model, for instance, runs just over $234 and looks amazing.
Don't stop there – you can get a gorgeous Orient watch for a little over $100.
Need a watch for even less? Check out the digital watches from Casio. You can get a sweet and simple timepiece for $50 or less.
Men's watches are among the most diverse in terms of cheap accessories.
Cheap Accessory 4. Protective Watch Cases
So, let's say you decided to splurge on a timepiece. It's time to protect it.
There are almost as many watch cases as there are watches. Thankfully, most won't break the bank.
Display cases fetch wildly differing prices. You can easily get an elegant display case for less than $20, though you can up the ante to $60 for extra features.
These include extra slots for your watches as well as a drawer for other accessories.
What about watch winders?
These handy cases rotate mechanical watches to keep them working. I only recommend these if you're an enthusiast with more than one automatic watch.
They are generally more expensive than simple watch cases. More elaborate models cost almost as much as the watches themselves!
However, you can still get something simple for around $50. It'll turn your watch into a lovely display piece.
Cheap Accessory 5. Inexpensive Electric Razor
A small, electric razor will do well in a pinch – and they last.
I remember when I was a young Marine rushing into formation. A few minutes beforehand, I'd take a quick trim with my electric razor.
It was enough to pass a flight inspection – and that was good enough for me.
That razor is still with me after 20 years, and it works like a charm.
Cheap Accessory 6. Safety Razor
Why waste money of a $40 dollar safety razor, when you can keep buying cheaper blades?
Gents, he's the deal. A safety razor is an initial investment.
Safety razor blades are much cheaper and sharper than the alternative.
After that, it's just a matter of replacing the blades – Very sharp, and very cheap.
An entire pack will be LESS than $5.
You're not wasting money – you're saving tons of it.
Cheap Accessory 7. The Right Brush For The Job
You can't use the same brush for every task, find the right tool for the task at hand.
Are you a fan of suede? Get yourself a suede brush. The bristles on it are rougher to match the material – thus better suited to keep it clean.
Cleaning brushes are designed for the first stage of a shoeshine – the one where you take off any dirt prior to applying polish.
Then, we have the shining brush for the job of… well, shining the shoe.
Clothing brushes will save you hundreds of dollars at the dry cleaners.
By taking a few minutes to brush your jackets and suits after each use, you stop food particles, dirt, and dust from wreaking havoc.
Finally, we have nail brushes to keep the talons clean.
When it comes to cheap accessories, brushes are everywhere. Choose your weapon, gents.
Cheap Accessory 8. Nail Grooming Kit
Too many guys lack a simple nail kit.
A pair of clippers won't do the trick. Just like with brushes, you need a specific set of tools for the job.
Here's what your basic nail kit should come with:
- Nail clippers – a pair for your fingernails and another for toenails.
- Nail files – used to shape your nails.
- Cuticle cutters – to keep the dead skin in check. They also work well against hangnails.
- Tweezers – used to pull on dead skin where cutters or nippers can't reach.
Your average nail kit will run for as little as $10.
Cheap Accessory 9. Simple Cotton Handkerchief
A white handkerchief will double as a pocket square and a way to catch your sneeze. You can also use it to give objects a quick wipe down.
Cheap Accessory 10. Wide Shoulder Hangers
Gents, this is how you save your suits in the long run.
Wide shoulder hangers are designed to bear the weight of heavier fabric without losing its shape.
Getting a sturdy hanger will prevent damage to your premium garments.
They won't sag, which means the fabric won't stretch or tear along with it.
If you get the wooden versions, you're pretty much-guaranteed hangers for a lifetime. Never waste money on crappy hangers again!
Cheap Accessory 11. Simple Steam Iron
Ironing your clothes is a no-brainer. What I want you to look for are irons with the little holes in them.
These double as steamers. They allow you to work out the wrinkles and creases in your garments.
You can also press your suits with it. Don't apply it directly, though. Make sure there is a thin layer of fabric between the iron and the suit prior to use.
You can get a decent iron for a little less than $40.
Summary – Cheap Accessories
The lesson to be learned here is about long-term investing. Sometimes, a slightly heftier initial purchase can save thousands of dollars down the line.
These accessories are not only accessible, but they're also worth at least ten times their price.
Click below to watch the video – 10 Cheap & Stylish Accessories Worth 10X Their Cost!