Just because we use accessories such as reading glasses and socks, or walking sticks and sandals and cologne, sunglasses or pocket knives on a daily or near-daily basis, doesn't mean they can't be elegant or fun or even
breathtaking. Are you saying there's more intrinsic artistry in the hand-carved bone handle of a Mcdowell Scrimshaw knife than in the overall rich boys at play effect created by a Tommy Bahama men's wristwatch? You're seriously telling me that a cane from Boris Palatnik, such as his Palatnik Cougar With Gold, might have more savior faire than a pair of Sam Saba's ear muffs?
Okay, you've got a point. But still, it's the expert level workmanship I'm talking about here; the quality of materials used. Take the Scully Squadron Duffel Bag, for example. Made from lambskin leather, it's got the durability required for travel, but the design and craftsmanship (including a roomy interior compartment, outside sectionals, zip pockets, schematic print lining, adjustable and padded shoulder strap) and even its color (antique brown) that raise this overnight case from a simple accessory to a handsome lifestyle piece.
Anyway, it's all moot. How can you expect to compare eyewear with a hand crafted corkscrew from France or a hat care product for that matter? All are certainly necessities in the accessory department; even the care products are simply to protect the items crafted by expert artisans in their respective fields.
Support the arts. Buy your accessories. Be generous.