Thanks to men like Johnny Depp, P Diddy and Kanye West, jewellery is now a fixture many mens’ wardrobes. Sure men have been wearing them for ages – Egyptians have been adorning jewellery for centuries – but it hasn’t been until recent years that more men have started to wear jewellery with pride.
The biggest challenge with mens’ urban fashion is to ensure that it’s not too feminine and confirms to a more masculine persona.This post looks at some jewellery pieces which have both style and masculinity.
Let’s face it – it’s impossible to go wrong with a gold watch, particularly if it’s a classic brand like Rolex or Omega. A well designed gold watch is like a fine wine, it just gets better with age. It is therefore no surprise that many luxury gold watches sometimes appreciate in value over time. There are two type of classic gold watch compete any man’s wardrobe – the solid gold watch where both the face and the strap are gold. Secondly you have the the gold watch with a leather strap which a little more refined and elegant looking.
Cuban Link Chain
This classic chain has all the key features to make it a must have jewellery piece in any alpha males wardrobe. The links that it is comprised of are thick and heavy, and most Cuban Link chains are very long – sometimes up to 32 inches! If you’re a discerning alpha male type, then getting yourself a solid gold chain is the only option. The most popular solid gold Cuban Link Chains are either 10K or 14K solid gold. Most mere mortals can’t afford solid gold miami links so they tend of buy the gold plated versions which look very similar but are much lighter than the solid gold chains.
The Maxwell Bracelet
This bracelet has traditionally been considered rather avant-garde, but in recent times it has entered the mainstream fashion world. It epitomises simplistic elegance and beauty and sits against the skin very unobtrusively. Many young male celebrities including Harry Styles have been seen wearing Maxwell bracelets in recent times. Maxwell bracelets come in copper, gold and silver and range in price from as little as a few dollars all the way up to several thousand dollars.
The millennia-old symbols of personal and family identity are experiencing a rapid resurgence. Signet rings have become popular again thanks to mainstream film and television. In the any style conscious Netflix series these days there is a high likelihood that one of the male lead characters will be sporting a signet ring. Often considered the “gentleman’s ring,” the signet ring has been around since biblical times, when it was used as a personal signature or symbol of family heritage. Typically it bore a family crest inscribed on the flat bezel at the top of the ring. The design was usually engraved either directly into the metal of the ring or a gem that was inset, and then pressed into wax or clay to create the personal seal. Today, many signet rings do away with the family crest and leave the top bezel bare for a minimalist look.
Before you lambast us and tell us that earrings are so 1990’s, take a look around you and you’ll notice that earrings are coming back into mens’ fashion under a different guise. It’s no longer the metallics hoop and dagger earrings that are popular but rather the ceramic earrings that are bolder, but lighter and more comfortable to wear.
Cufflinks have always and will always be an essential men’s fashion accessory. They complete any smart shirt, particularly a white dress shirt. A lot of men often disregard cuff links as an important jewellery accessory because they are a jewellery piece not worn on the body directly. Nevertheless, cufflinks are a sure-fire way of augmenting one’s style in a suit.
No matter what your budget is, there is always a piece of men’s jewellery which you can afford and which will enhance your wardrobe. Next time you looking to go clothes shopping have a think about buying yourself a piece of jewellery as well.