How much jewellery is too much for men? Can you wear one and still feel masculine? Beyond wedding rings, guys begin to feel iffy when it comes to putting on accessories like bracelets and bangles. While it is easy to get into the mindset that bracelets are pretty much just a feminine thing, the fashion world is telling you otherwise — wearing jewellery is genderless.
Bracelets can be a part of a stylish man’s wardrobe without looking disruptive or feminine. In fact, these accessories help to accent your look and elevate your sense of style – making it classier, more elegant and luxurious.
Just like shoes and suits, you need to find a piece that looks best on you. If you’re new to the idea of wearing jewellery, it is important to keep it minimum and subtle. Each piece should serve a purpose and not looking too flashy – so you may want to keep your options to just one bracelet or three at maximum. All you want to achieve is a nice sense of class without looking over the top. A statement yet simple piece include Cartier’s Juste Un Clou and the Tiffany T Square bracelet.
Look for metals that are suitable for your skin colour – whether it is silver, gold or pink gold. If you have a warm undertone to your skin, gold shades would complement you best. However, it is recommended to always try everything on you, make comparisons and then choose what you like based on what you see and how you feel.
Whether it is a minimalistic white gold piece or an elaborate chain, jewellery should be intentional – it is to enhance your daily looks. A casual outfit can look extremely suave with just a stack of thin bracelets while a formal look can look expensive with just a metal bangle under the watch.
Now that you have an idea on how to choose a bracelet that works for you, here are some of the latest men’s bracelets you should have in your arsenal.
2019 is the year where men are embracing more yellow gold jewellery as the top cult-favourite. The nail is a signature feature of this iconic collection by Cartier, which reflects the wild and freewheeling spirit of the bold, modern and young at heart. The Juste Un Clou shape is very hard to miss, making it one of the most identifiable piece of jewellery you can have on your wrist. Pair this with other jewellery pieces for a nice stack of metal and leather bracelets.
The simplistic Clic HH Bracelet by Hermes is a great way to start putting some men’s jewellery on your wrist. The structure is made of brushed palladium plated hardware with a vibrant matte enamelling finish. If you’re looking to add colour to your ensemble, the Clic HH Bracelet comes in various shades of matte enamel including black, white, red and royal blue.
In conjunction with the B.zero1 20th anniversary, Bulgari’s code of aesthetics has been translated into a new range of bangles restyled for a light wearability. One standout from the new collection is a rose gold bangle with an inner core of black ceramic, which is inspired by the original form of the B.zero1 Design Legend designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The new thinner structure also makes them easy to be stacked together.
If you’re looking for something unassuming yet edgy, the graphic angles and clean lines of this bracelet make it the perfect choice. The bracelet comes in two solid colour finishes — 18k gold or black-coated steel – to underline the beautiful clarity of the Tiffany T collection. Its simple sophisticated design also makes it easy to be stacked with other jewellery pieces.
The Piaget Possession collection has been around for over 30 years. The new collection maintains the exact sophistication and playful charm that Possession embodies since its first introduction. The latest men’s bangle in white gold makes a great addition to your jewellery collection simply because of its clean lines as well as the two turning paved bands with two white gold cabochons that make it a fun piece. It is also a very flexible bangle and easy to wear. ICYMI, there are 30 brilliant-cut diamonds encrusted on the bands – perfect for those who want to carry diamonds in a subtle way.
The latest Clash de Cartier is conceived from the alchemy of Cartier’s graphic codes. The collection highlights the duality of two opposing elements to create a dynamic silhouette that breaks boundaries. Within the collection is the Clash de Cartier bracelet in 18k pink gold, which is a genderless piece that you can pair with almost anything in your wardrobe. Its edgy design language makes the bracelet an extremely bold statement piece and most suitable for stacking.