Jo’s Top 6 Essentials for the Modern Man – Guest Post

Jo is a South African blogger and writes  for his blog at There he talks about fashion and lifestyle in general. He has a love for men’s style and it all started when he traveled to Europe a couple of years ago. Today he is the one who is going to inspire you and teach you a little bit of essentials. Hope you like it 😉


There are definitely some things in my life that I love! Some I have come to realize I would really prefer not to live without and some which help with increasing my productivity. And then there are the one that just make me feel more comfortable with my day to day life.

So here are my top 6 essentials:

The first item has to be my MESSENGER BAG! I am a pretty forgetful person so without my bag I think I would forget most things. This is where I keep my laptop, USB’s, headsets, documents, books, phone charger etc. Just between you and me, I am one of those who still tends to mislay a few things. I actually love the bag I have at the moment. It is an all leather Fossil Bag. It matches with anything, and will last a life-time!

Fossil messenger bag in leather. Ideal for laptop.

My second item would be my LEATHER BOOTS. These are a perfect choice because they are hard wearing. I can go anywhere with them. I have so many stories with these boots. I love shoes that have a wooden sole, as they can be repaired and you will have a shoe that gains character as the leather ages. These boots really do look great with dark slim fitting denims. Have a look at my pic.

Classic leather boots for man

My third essential item would be my HEADSETS. I am a musician so music has always been a huge part of my life. I always have music playing in my ears, so a high quality headset is essential. At the moment I am using the Shure SE215’s.

My fourth, practical, essential is my GUESS WATCH. It has such a classic, clean style; I just love it! It was given to me by my wife, so it also carries great sentimental value. I would love to increase my watch range, but I don’t think I will ever get bored of this watch.

My fifth essential choice is my BLACK JEANS. They go wherever I go. I think black jeans are versatile; you can wear them down, or add a jacket to look like a million bucks! I believe every man needs to own a pair of black jeans. It’s almost like making a statement to the world of “I am no longer a boy, I have moved into manhood”, if you know what I mean.

Black Jeans. Outfit of Jo. Casual mens outfit.

My sixth essential and probably the most important is my iPHONE6. I don’t know what I would do without it, and I am sure many of you can attest to this. It helps me from taking photos, to running all my social media platforms, and my appointments. This is certainly my life saver!

So these are my essentials. What are yours? Comment down below and don’t forget to follow me on:

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Thank you so much Jo for this awesome post! Lets give him a follow! Don’t forget to check his blog at and to check my guest post in there here!

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