How To: A Men's Jewelry Guide
A Guide to Men's Jewelry
Becoming a jewelry clad man is a choice that dances a fine line between too much and not enough. If a man alters his basic traditional appearance to Mr. T, questions will be asked and stares will be cast in his direction. So how should a masculine figure complement his style with men's bracelets, or men's necklaces?
Men are stereotypically seen as the more rugged gender - tough skin, hardened eyes, and overall bigger bodies. So when it comes to choosing a piece of jewelry as a man, make sure to think about how YOU look in the piece and not that jacked model in the picture your girlfriend is ogling. Creating this image of "manly-man" requires selection of darker, hefty metals and materials.
In regards to metals, cobalt, sterling silver and titanium provide a touch of style while not being too sparkly or feminine. These metals are given an extra boost of allure when finishing styles are adjacently contrasted like with the DALTON Black Metal Titanium Mens Bracelet, or the BIBLE STUDY Titanium Mens Cross Bracelet. In addition to this, stainless steel is widely available in similar finishes, if you're not looking to break the bank. This braided coil men's bracelet from Hi-FI, is a great lower cost alternative to the Dalton bracelet, with many more stainless men's necklaces and bracelets in the store!
If looking for something non-metallic, then leather, dark stones, and naturally darker woods or with a dark stain should be the focus point. Women have white silk and shimmering gemstones to accent their dainty features, men's jewelry should be heartier and robust to enhance their masculine image. This can be achieved through something as simple as a leather cuff like the Ethereal Leather Cuff or a combination of multiple materials like Scott Kay's Black Onyx with Blue Apatite Bead Bracelet.
Style of Men's Jewelry
Once you've decided between leather, stone, and metal, style of the accessory is the most important factor to be able to wear men's jewelry successfully. If you are a small featured man, bulk up your features by going with a robust leather cuff, or a combined selection of men's bracelets that hang loosely from the hand. What we mean by this is that a small men's bracelet on a small wrist does not exude an air of masculinity. While on the other side of the scale, a thicker man needs to complement his already imposing stature with a small selection of hefty pieces. Basically, small bracelets and thin chains make it seem as though you are wearing your mom's jewelry. Pick your jewelry the way you make your chili; hearty.
How to Wear Men's Jewelry
Selecting men's jewelry can be a daunting task without the proper guide, but following these simple suggestions will give you the ability to round out whatever clothes you put on next! So the most important points to keep in mind and ask yourself when deciding to advance your appearance are as follows:
1. Start with one piece and build a collection
2. Make sure that the design is not too flashy
3. Does the design fit both your physical appearance and lifestyle?
4. Can your girlfriend make it look sexy?
Finding the right men’s jewelry can be tricky, but it really comes down to individual style and what you’re comfortable in. The perfect bracelet or necklace can be a worn accessory for many years and become a piece of identity.