What should you keep at the office to ensure you are well-prepared and always emanating style and class? A few things will go a long way in making the best impression with people you do business with. Here are 8 work accessories from very inexpensive to very high-end that every upscale businessman needs:
1. An extra Prada tie, just in case
You never know when you’re going to get something on your tie, and, (yikes!) it will probably happen at the worst time. It could happen while having lunch, or, when an ink pen unexpectedly spills out everywhere…right before an important business meeting.
2. A stapler that looks like desk “jewelry”
Make your office essentials statement pieces that show off your success in an understated way with the El Casco 23 carat gold-plated stapler from Barneys. Make an incredible first impression – you only get one chance. While a $395-dollar stapler may seem a bit over the top, sometimes it pays to show people what your worth. If you can impress a potential client, hey, why not?
3. The tried and true lint roller
The good ‘ole lint roller never goes out of style. Whether you just left your girlfriend’s apartment with a fuzzy cat circling your pants or you’re in a rush leaving home, you must keep a lint roller in your desk drawer at all times. It’s a life-saver!
4. A high-quality briefcase
To keep your essentials all in one place and your work files organized, a high-quality briefcase is a must to have at the office. When shopping for a briefcase, choose one that is well-constructed, sleek, practical, and classic – you want it in a color that will match your business attire. A handle is a must but avoid straps as they damage shoulder pads in suit jackets.
5. Gold-plated pen to seal the deal
Sign that million-dollar contract or business deal in style. Montblanc has a fabulous range of ballpoint and fountain pens ranging from 10k to under a grand to ensure you always have a pen when you need it and a damned fine one at that!
6. A great book
While Kindles are handy, a hard copy of a great book can give people a deeper look into your personality that e-books can’t. They’re also a conversation-starter, a way to connect with people on a deeper level, or just something to read while dining out solo. Whether you are a self-employed business owner or a Fortune 500 exec, being well-read gains people’s respect.
7. Shoe care kit
To put your best foot forward you need to make sure your shoes always look neat and polished. For the accidental scuff or that detour through the mud puddle, the shoe care kit saves the day.
8. The world’s fanciest Post-it note holder
Who could remember anything without a Post-it note? Instead of just stacking your post it pads on your desk, however, dress them up with the El Casco 23 carat gold-plated Post-it holder from Barney’s. How much does a luxury Post-it note holder cost, you ask? Just under $200.