The days of fashionable accessories for men being restricted to belts, watches, glasses and the question “neck tie or bow tie?” have long been consigned to the history books. But how should the accessory-conscious man prove his fashion sense this autumn/winter? By wrapping up his neck, wearing a leather bag and lately, yes, with a brooch. But let’s take one thing at a time. Oversized scarves will not only protect you from the cold over the coming months, but will also transform an otherwise understated outfit into an eye-catcher. If this cuddly XXL variety makes you break out in a claustrophobic sweat, you’ll find a lighter alternative in the long frowned-upon cravat. But the current version has little in common with the aristocratic air of cravats of the past. On the contrary, the slender modern accessory is tied simply, right around the neck. And if not combined with a shirt, then it is not worn to fill the collar, but tied casually like a cowboy’s neckerchief. Fashion-conscious men stow away their laptop, business documents, baby bottles, etc. in leather bags or rucksacks. Particularly daring men will reach for fringed models. Talking about bravery: one accessory that has adorned many a high-profile male chest on the red carpet in recent months is now making the transition to everyday wear – if top international designers have their way, that is: the brooch for men. From faces at Valentino to pink roses at Gucci and oversized safety pins at Louis Vuitton: anything appears to be possible.