Men’s Guide to Bracelets
Jewellery definitely does not have to be limited to the female form. Men have wrists too, why shouldn’t they get to show off a little bling every now and then. Bracelets on men can actually be extremely stylish, and are frequently seen on the catwalk during fashion weeks all over the world. Maybe some men are a bit wary of accessories because traditionally the connotations are that they’re feminine, however there are plenty of ways you can wear bracelets as a man and still look masculine and cool.
Leather bracelets are the ultimate male accessory. Leather is a strong, tough and durable material, which combines perfectly with the masculine persona. As well as, leather is and always will be seen as a symbol of rebellion. Wearing a leather bracelet is a simple way to demonstrate your wild side without completely toppling of the edge. Bracelets like this are also a great beginner piece, the rich aesthetic of leather provides the perfect anchor and base to build up a more individual look.
You don’t have to be on a beach in the Bahamas or trudging your way through the mud at a music festival to rock a woven bracelet. The best benefit of this kind of bracelet is that they are so interchangeable. If you go for a standard weave without any metal clasps then the price tag will be small, meaning you can have one for every outfit and every occasion. They’re a great way to add a splash of colour to an otherwise toned down outfit, or you can go for a more neutral shade that will blend in with your day to day work look. The possibilities are literally endless.
No, don’t worry, we’re not talking about the kind that your niece makes and begs you to wear all through Christmas dinner. These kind of beaded bracelets are for the distinguished and sophisticated man. However, wearing these the right way is not as simple as it seems. One rule you should always stick to is the bigger the size of the bead the more casual your outfit should be. Small dark coloured beads can be worn anytime and will definitely add a trend setter edge to your business suit, in contrast the bigger more tonal beads should definitely be confined to casual weekend wear, perfect for holidays and beach trips.
Choosing a metal bracelet is when we begin to enter dangerous territory. There are some very fine lines with this style. For example, a thin and lightly coloured silver chain will likely have a very feminine look. Whereas a very thick chain is going to look cheap and clunky and will contrast with your natural style. A great way to wear a metal bracelet without encountering any of these problems is to pair it with a leather bracelet. The different styles, textures and tones will mingle together in a fantastic way, combining classy and rebellious in just the right way.