For men, looking good is a lot more than a properly fitted jacket. It’s about being confident in owning the details—details, meaning jewelry. Jewelry can be a powerful communicator when worn with confidence and cool conviction. Aside from a wedding band, jewelry is too often not part of the male style equation. Thankfully, the definition of masculinity and attitudes towards men’s jewelry are evolving and it’s a great time to express personal style with some manly hardware.
Because men’s fashion exists in a narrower spotlight, certain details have more impact. There is a fine line between overdone and just right. Jewelry should be kept simple yet convey confidence and personality while creating a bit of mystery. Start by committing to one piece and wear it well. Choose something you connect with: a fine, gold chain found while touring Italy; a longer, sterling necklace displaying a rough gemstone or pendant of personal significance; a diamond flecked designer watch; or a chunky ring with an artsy vibe. Jewelry should only hint at your story and compel people to want to know more.
Once you get a feel for what works for you, don’t be surprised to find yourself resurrecting your grandfather’s swanky “Yes/No” cufflinks he wore on his wedding day, or finding reasons to collect vintage tie bars. Love watches? Then, make watches your thing! As functional timepieces and collectible works of art, watches are statement pieces that say a lot about a man and are an easy way to add sophistication to a casual or professional look. Feeling confident? Try layering a beaded lava stone bracelet with a stainless Swiss Chronograph watch to create texture and interest with contrasting materials.
When it comes to trends in men’s jewelry, it’s important to find that sweet spot between comfortable and edgy. Braswell and Son’s professional advice for guys is to wear what feels natural and elevates your current aesthetic. Need ideas or wanting to add some life to your look? Check out our handsome and unique collection of fine and estate jewelry, designer watches, and vintage luxury finds—we’re here to help!