For all the good that accessible style has brought us – and there’s little doubt the male population is far better dressed (and for way less) – there’s something missing: character.
Naturally, when you’re donning ubiquitous oxfords and brogues and button-downs and blazers, it’s a little trickier to set yourself apart from the (increasingly elegant) masses.
Allow us to suggest an accessory of note.
Tie bars are having a sustained moment and for good reason – they pull you the hell together. Suddenly, the patterned pendulum swinging back and forth over your dress shirt is tamed. Nice.
This Pyrrha tie clip – adorned with a stoic fox head – is a punchy way to enter the game.
Sure, there are hazards to over-accessorising but, choose your moment wisely, and you’ll be as distinct as you are dapper.
Pyrrha fox head tie clip, £168, available from Liberty of London.