5 Basic Accessories Every Man Should Own to be Complete

Accessories are the small things that make our life easier without us noticing. There are three overall categories for accessories. It can be work accessories, style accessories, or items in general that make life more comfortable. In the following article, we list five accessories that every man should own.

Mahari Ace - Matte Black Bracket Wallet

One of the best feelings is when you buy brand new accessories that save you time and money or simply make your life more comfortable. At Midway Gentleman, we regularly write articles about lists of items that a gentleman needs to own. In a previous article, we wrote about 7 Simple Jackets You Should Own to be Stylish.

1. Bag

There are no doubts we love minimalism. Minimalism is the art of carrying less with more purpose. Even if you are using the least amount of tools, you need a bag to keep them organized. That is why bags are number one on the list. Whether you are a photographer, a lawyer, or a business owner, you need a bag to store your work tools and everyday carry.

Basic Accessories: Brown Tan Leather Weekender Bag
Photo by Erol Ahmed

Many people associate backpacks with young students and believe that only children can use a backpack. Just because you are no longer in school doesn’t mean you don’t need a bag. Pick a design you like – it could be a weekender, a laptop bag, a briefcase, or a full-on backpack. If leather is not your thing, there are many other types of fabric you can pick. The options are countless. Trust me. Unless you’re wearing a suit to work, a leather backpack won’t make you look like a student. On the contrary, it will make you look more professional.

2. Dopp kit

The Dopp kit is something you don’t need until you realize you need one. At least, it was the case for me. I’ve always traveled a lot, from weekend meetings to holiday vacations to everyday commuting. After a couple of years, I have had enough to always separate my toiletries and purchased a Dopp kit – it was groundbreaking for me. From that point, all I had to do before any travel is to toss it in my bag.

Basic Accessories: Black Essential Organizer Bag
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Imagine the following scenario – you are packing for a three-day business trip. Your suitcase is already overflowing with your clothes, but you just got to the toiletries. You need to pack your toiletries as well, but the only way to fit them in the bag is if you put every item in a different part of the suitcase. Wouldn’t it be easier if you had everything in one place?

Now imagine this, you have a specific bag to keep all your toiletries in one place. Call this magic bag the Dopp kit. You can fill your Dopp kit once with all the essentials like travel-size shampoo, shower gel, shaving cream, razor, etc. Then the only thing left before packing is to toss your Dopp kit into your suitcase, and you are good to go for the trip. You have to deal with more important things than organizing your suitcase every time you travel.

3. Journal

The journal is something I have neglected for a long time. We live in a technology-oriented world. Why would we want to write anything on paper? Well, I was wrong.

Basic Accessories: Journal and a Pencil
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When I got my first journal and started to write down my thoughts and plans, everything changed in me. I’ve realized that the things you write down with a pen are way more likely to get completed than the things you type in seconds and may completely forget about it. In our fast-moving world, we tend to write less. We can hear stories that some even forget to write after graduating from school, but trust me. Some things need to be written on paper.

If you don’t believe me, write a handwritten thank you letter to a person you are grateful for. It could be a friend, a family member, or your boss who hired you last month. That person will be amazed by the effort you put into the letter and will never forget it. While if you write the thousandth template email, it usually goes into the trash bin.

4. Key organizer

A key organizer is another small yet helpful accessory that you don’t think you need until you have one. It helps you organize the most important keys that you use daily. Time to put away the long time used high-school locker key and only use the necessary ones.

Basic Accessories: Key Organizers

If you are someone who has a problem with losing their items, pick a brand that has a tracker in their organizer. Then, all you need to do is download the brand’s application and find your keys at any time.

5. Slim wallet

The last accessory every gentleman should own is a stylish wallet. Finding the right wallet is not an easy task, and many people have difficulties with it. They usually have a large, bulky wallet full of unnecessary items and then complain about why it’s so heavy and won’t fit anywhere. That could easily change here. Meet one of our favorite new slim wallet brands, Mahari.

Basic Accessories: Mahari Ace - Matte Black Bracket Wallet
Mahari Ace – Matte Black Bracket Wallet

Do you know the feeling when you try to put your wallet in your pocket, but it just doesn’t fit? If the answer is yes, you should hear about the following brand. Forget those bulky wallets and meet Mahari. Their exclusive price and high-quality materials made their products so appealing for their customers. They cut the middleman and ship straight to you – which makes the wallets more affordable. You can purchase their wallets in several colors, so if black wallets are not your thing, you will definitely find a color that suits your personality. They believe in diversity and standing out with your accessories.

Mahari Boz Matte Grey Slim Wallet
Mahari Boz Matte Grey Wallet in Use

Mahari introduced five new colors in recent months to meet the expectations of their current and future customer. You can order their wallets now in Champagne gold, Modena red, or if you really like colorful items, their Azure Blue wallet is going to be your perfect accessory. Not only can you choose multiple colors, but also two finishes. If you would like to have a wallet with more characteristics, pick the brushed aluminum ones.

About Mahari Wallets

Their mission has been clear from the beginning – stop making ugly products. In 2021, their team started the brand with a rich cultural heritage – with roots in New York City, Sweden, and even East Africa. They take pride in everything they do and always put the needs of their customers first. See what the founder has to say:

“We have seen it all – Beautiful people, wearing beautiful clothes, at beautiful events, working at beautiful companies. But no one, and we mean no one, seems to have their wallet together. Why that is we don’t know because it is one of those accessories you can get creative with.”

– Said the founder, Mahari himself.

Future of wallets

The world is moving towards a cashless future where the wallet will become slimmer year by year as we have to carry less cash. We only need to store our credit cards, ID cards, and sometimes some extra notes, in case we don’t have the option to pay by a card or want to tip the old way.

Mahari Boz Matte Grey Slim Wallet Next to EDC
Mahari Boz Matte Grey Wallet Fits Into Any Environment

That is where Mahari wallets dominate. Their wallets can store up to 15 cards, and with the included money clip, you can keep your cash both stylishly and effortlessly. The wallets are made of thick, high-quality aluminum and have two gorgeous finishes. Thanks to the aluminum housing, the wallet will protect your most valuable possessions by preventing RFID scanners from accessing your credit cards.

Why does RFID protection matter?

I don’t want to get too technical here, but I must mention what RFID is and how Mahari protects your possessions. Radiofrequency identification (RFID) skimming is a form of digital theft that enables information from RFID-equipped credit cards to be read and duplicated.

Typically, it involves the illegitimate reading of RFID-enabled credit cards (or other devices) at a distance to download the card’s information. From there, the information can be written to a new blank card, which operates in the same manner as the original, legitimate card. Because the data is identical on both cards, and the information is only copied, it makes no difference if the original data is encryptedMahari wallets can solve this problem simply thanks to the high-quality materials used in the housing.


Mahari Ace – Matte Black

Mahari Ace Matte Black Bracket Wallet
Mahari Ace – Matte Black Bracket Wallet

Mahari Boz – Matte Grey

Mahari Boz Matte Grey Bracket Wallet
Mahari Boz – Matte Grey Bracket Wallet

Mahari – Venice Matte Green

Mahari Venice Matte Green Bracket Wallet with Money Clip Attached
Mahari – Venice Matte Green Bracket Wallet with Money Clip Attached


Last but not least, one more positive point about Mahari. They are offering FREE U.S shipping! If your wallet didn’t work out as expected for any reason, you can return it to Mahari for a full refund. However, you need to keep two things in mind:

  • The return needs to be initiated within 30 days of receipt.
  • The item needs to be returned in new condition with the original packaging intact.

If you are interested in purchasing a Mahari wallet, click here.